Laboratory Technician - Ref - V5716

Laboratory Technician


Alternate Shifts

06.00 – 14.00 or afternoon shift 13.55 –10.25 Monday to Thursday, 13.55 -19.55 Friday

Salary = £24,464

Full description

Skillection are currently recruiting for a Laboratory Technician for their manufacturing client based in Buxton.

The prime responsibilities of Laboratory Technician are Quality Control (QC) and also Development work.

Working on a dual shift system which is operated where staff alternate between a morning (06.00 – 14.00) or afternoon shift (13.55 – 10.25 Monday to Thursday, 13.55 – 19.55 Friday).

Technicians work as pairs so support can be given to each other during busy periods or when problems arise and require dealing with. 

The QC aspect of the position includes testing finished batches of product to ensure compliance of specification. It could mean the adjustment of a particular specification parameter such as pH or viscosity.

Technicians need to be accurate, conscientious and have mathematical skills.

Testing varies from simple physical measurement (density or pH) to using high tech automatic analysis using Autotitration and HPLC techniques.

The QC aspect involves checking over the check sheets from the factory ensuring that the Weights and Measures requirements are met.

The Development aspect of the position should take up to 50 per cent of the technician’s time. Depending on the aptitude of the person the work can be varied.

Ideally the technician will show creativity and be able to work on his/her own initiative, ultimately ending up specialising in a particular area, such as say ‘cosmetic’ or ‘aerosol’ products or method development.

Technicians showing particular aptitude would be encouraged to develop into Chemists.

Ideally the position of technician would be suitable to persons of at least A level standard or persons of laboratory experience in a similar environment.

Technicians need to be reliable and trustworthy, logical and accurate, have good mathematical bias, not only be able to work on their own but also work as part of a team.

Basic computer use experience would be useful.

If you are you a positive, committed, driven and organised individual with a strong desire to grow with this evolving business we would love to hear from you.  

Please apply sending your upto to date CV to