Job advertisement: Laboratory Technician

Job advertisement: Laboratory Technician - Kent Science Park

Post title: Laboratory Technician
Pay: £18 – 20k
Department: Adey Research Centre
Contract: Permanent
Start Date: Immediately
Responsible to: Chemistry Laboratory Manager

Job description:
A Laboratory Technician is sought to start as soon as possible at the Adey Research Centre. Under the direction of the Chemistry Laboratory Manager the post holder will be expected to assist in the operation of the Adey Research Centre with particular focus on the Commercial and Domestic Water Testing Services.

This includes a range of activities including:
– Inclusion in the lab rota for collection of samples from the Sittingbourne Post Office.
– Unpacking and sorting of daily samples for analysis.
– Calibrating and maintaining laboratory instrumentation.
– Carrying out test procedures on samples using ICP-OES, Gallery Plus, filtration and others.
– Entering daily QC data.
– Keeping up with laboratory check sheet tasks including weekly and monthly checks.
– Production testing and release
– Preparation and checking of standards and QCs.
– Disposal of old samples.
– Upkeep of personal training records.
– Commitment to continuous improvement through adherence to ISO 17025 quality systems.
– Working during typical working hours of 8.30 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, with occasional out of hours and weekends when required.
– Work well within a team to achieve regular laboratory goals.
– Excellent communication in and between teams.
– Have a methodical approach with accuracy, high attention to detail and minimal errors.
– Maintain high computer literacy including MS Excel, Word and databases.
– Organise and prioritise workload with flexibility to respond positively to changing demands.
– Keeping neat and tidy working areas and practices.

The work involves a wide variety of advanced level scientific and technical tasks. The successful candidate must be flexible, keen and comfortable with working alone under own initiative with a high degree of autonomy & maturity, and within a team. Good communication skills both verbal and written are essential.

Knowledge and skill base:
– A degree or equivalent in Chemistry and preferably with understanding of analytical techniques.
– Experience of working within a laboratory environment with competent laboratory bench skills.
– Able to adopt a methodical approach to work with accuracy and a high level of attention to detail.
– Able to organise and prioritise workload with flexibility to respond positively to changing demands.
– High degree of computer literacy including the use of programmes such as Excel and Word.

ADEY Innovation Ltd. is a market leading UK manufacturer of innovative products designed to serve the heating sector. The company’s success is built on product innovation and quality along with a genuine understanding of the practical and daily working needs of the professional installer.

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