Blend Technician in Berkshire

Title: Blend Technician

Location: Pangbourne, RG8 7QR

Salary: £13-14 p/hr

Contract: 7 months – until mid July 2020


The Development technician position is an important role within the blending team which provides blending support and laboratory assistance across a wide range of activities for all the lubricants development teams. 

The role offers an excellent opportunity to develop and/or build on existing knowledge of best laboratory practice, quality control, lubricant formulating, blending and customer service. Role involves:

  • Laboratory testing 
  • Blending of requested formulations accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Performance of laboratory testing without direct supervision
  • Effectively prioritize and manage work across several development technologist customers, possibly in different teams. 
  • Liaise with internal and external contacts to maintain progress on all key projects e.g. Blendshop, Analytical, Product performance, Additive suppliers and test houses 
  • Assist in quality and stock control of raw materials by maintaining efficient storage levels in D Block laboratory 
  • Assist in larger scale blending as and when required in support of the wider blending team outside D block laboratory. 
  • Manage minor product developments e.g. viscometric optimizations for internal customers prioritizing tasks to be completed by agreed deadlines in service to the development teams. 
  • Work closely with other members of the blending team to ensure application of best laboratory practices, COSHH, lab standards and all HSE regulations. 
  • Perform general lab duties including general housekeeping, equipment calibration and maintenance responsibilities, organizing and QC of incoming samples, stock control etc.

Please note: Need car to access site, 60p toll in and out of village (cannot be expensed). Shuttle bus operates from Reading Station.






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