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Laboratory Technician (Part-time)

West Yorkshire   •  £12 - £12.50 per hour  •  Permanent, Part time

Laboratory Technician (part-time) required based in West Yorkshire. Requiring a background in Science (preferably food/beverage/microbiology but not essential) and the availability to work part-time.

Title: Laboratory Technician (part-time)

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: £12 per hour (20 hours per week)

Term: Permanent

SRG are currently working with a well-established, award winning brewery in West Yorkshire. Having a history spanning over 150 years, the business is continuing to grow. Due to this continued growth and an increasing workload, they are now looking to add a Laboratory Technician to their technical team on a part-time basis for 20 hours per week. The role will involve testing raw materials, in-process samples, and finished products through both chemical and microbiological analysis. This role will potentially suit a recent A-level or degree graduate within Microbiology/Food Sciences, who is enthusiastic and keen to learn. Alternatively, it may suit candidates that have similar laboratory experience who are looking to move to a part-time role.

Benefits: This will be a part time position (20 hours a week) with the potential to offer training within a specialised environment for the right candidate. Working hours are pre-dominantly Tuesday-Friday, 7:30am-12:30pm. Availability to cover holidays Monday-Friday is essential and hours may differ.

Role / Description:

Working alongside a technical team of Brewers, the main responsibilities of this position would be to analyse raw materials, spring waters and finished products, utilising the following techniques:

  • Spectrophotometry
  • pH
  • ABV
  • COD
  • Yeast Counts
  • Microscopy

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Collecting Microbiological samples for 3rd party testing
  • Analysis of Bacteria & Yeasts
  • Effluent stream testing
  • Maintenance & calibration of equipment

**Please note - This position may require the successful candidate to taste Alcoholic Beverages**


  • Proven background in Science is essential (either through education or work history)
  • Previous experience within food, Beverage or Brewing would be desirable but not essential.
  • Previous laboratory experience within a similar environment is also desirable.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to chris.beckenham@srgtalent.com. For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Chris on 0161 868 2225.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit www.srg.co.uk to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: graduate, chemistry, chemist, food science, biology, brewing, beverage, testing, microbiology, biology, graduating, a-level, part-time, laboratory, lab, laboratory technician, lab technician, lab tech, spectrophotometry, pH, AVB%, percentage, COD, yeast counts, microscopy, bacteria, yeasts, effluent stream testing, alcohol

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  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: J2165183
  • Posted: 13th September 2022
  • Expires: 11th October 2022


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