Analytical Chemist Job in Essex

Analytical Chemist

Witham, Essex

Weekly Rotating shift 6am – 1pm and 1pm – 8pm, Monday – Friday.  

Salary: £21,640 plus 10% shift premium (£23,804).

 *Own car essential


To perform routine testing of samples for elemental content in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures using classical and instrumental techniques within a fast-paced commercial laboratory environment.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting analysis of samples within a laboratory environment to a high degree of accuracy in accordance with laboratory ISO17025 accreditation.
  • Work with laboratory management to achieve key performance indicators.
  • Organise and achieve work as assigned by area team leader/supervisor.
  • To ensure safe working practices in line with HSE policy, Risk Assessment and COSHH procedures.
  • Actively contribute to lean and continuous improvement activities within the laboratory environment.
  • Process results and convey them to the QC team within a timely manner.


Experience & Skills Required:


  • Degree in Chemistry or similar.
  • Experience with laboratory environment.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and written to a high standard.
  • Attention to detail, able to follow precise instructions
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Flexible, innovative and creative.
  • Customer focussed.
    • *Previous laboratory experience is desired, but not essential.



Due to site location & shift times you would need your own transport and live within a 30-minute commute of Witham.






£20,000 to £25,000

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