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Lab technician in Essex
The job is based in Witham with a salary up to £17,000. The hours involve shifts of 06:00-14:30 (for 4 weeks) then a swap to 09:30-18:00 (for 4 weeks), alternately.
Assist the team leader to prepare samples and to produce analytical results to a high degree of accuracy and within pre-set target times.
To report to the Supervisor on any deviation from, or failure of methods, systems and procedures.
Develop good laboratory techniques and manipulation skills.
Ensure that work is carried out in strict conformance with instructions, established methods and quality standard.
Calculate and ensure results are understood and, when directed, checked.
Gain knowledge of methods of preparation or analysis and to be able to follow them accurately under the supervision of the chemist.
Learn and apply safe working practices, and to develop a full understanding of the application of the COSHH regulations.
Learn and apply the role and importance of UKAS and ISO 9001:2000 in the Laboratory.
Ensure that equipment is efficiently and effectively used, and where directed, maintained.
Ensure that good housekeeping and a clean, safe and tidy environment is maintained in the Laboratory.
Other duties as directed by the Laboratory Supervisor.
Skills and Experience
An excellent team player
High attention to detail
Qualifications/Other essential requirements
G.C.S.E’s in a minimum of four subjects grade C upwards (Maths and Chemistry included)
A strong interest in Chemistry and eager to learn
A full clean driving licence.