Laboratory Technician Job in Essex

Witham, Essex

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

Salary: £20.456 plus 10% shift premium (£22.501).

 *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.


Experience & Skills Required:


  • A-level in Chemistry.
  • Previous work experience in environments that require a practical hands-on approach such as the manufacturing industry and the catering sector.
  • 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.

* No previous lab experience is required, as full training will be provided.



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
Up to £22,501

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