Graduate Lab Technician

Location Londonderry, County Londonderry
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 21 days ago
Contact Shaun Piper
Job ref BA000LTD_1632991544

Job description

Graduate Lab Technician

Location: Maydown Site


The execution of laboratory analysis including:

  • Executing yarn and chemical analyses against defined Test Methods.
  • Demonstrating accuracy and precision in analyses results.
  • Ensuring calibration and validation of instrument performance.
  • Prioritising tasks depending on operational needs.
  • Maintaining area equipment.
  • Working within a team structure.
  • Working safely, following all defined site and area rules.
  • Developing deeper understanding of Methods vs Fundamental principles and proposing innovative improvements.

Essential Requirements

  • A degree (minimum 2:1) in Chemistry or closely related discipline.
  • Knowledge and understanding of analytical techniques in Chemistry.
  • Experience of Health and Safety requirements relevant to a laboratory environment and an ability to follow all company policies and practices.
  • Strong team-working skills, with ability to apply initiative and flexibility to meet business needs.
  • Competent in following defined written job procedures and instructions, and undertake accurate data entry into a computerised system.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels within the organisation.
  • Proven experience working independently.
  • An ability to develop new and improve existing test methods.
  • Ability to generate and implement innovative solutions to improve accuracy and precision of analyses, eliminate waste and improve lab practices.
  • Successful applicants, who must be 18 years of age or over by the 15th of September 2021, will normally be required to work a 12-hour cube shift pattern (8am-8pm), averaging 42 hours per week but must be willing to work any other shift patterns assigned.

Desirable Requirements

  • 12 months' practical analytical chemistry experience.

All of the above criteria may be further enhanced to shortlist for interview.


We offer a competitive salary ranging from £29,764 to £33,498 (inclusive of shift allowance), dependent on experience.

In addition, the expectation is for the successful candidate to develop to higher roles within the company.

Other benefits include:

  • Bupa Health Insurance membership.
  • Competitive contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Potential for Performance Pay through our variable compensation program.
  • Opportunities to increase your earnings through our overtime scheme including 150% pay and 200% pay.
  • Free Car Parking.
  • Death in Service benefit.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • 28 days paid holidays (increasing with length of service to a maximum of 33 days).
  • "Employee Referral" cash bonus scheme for referring a successful candidate in the future.

Hours of Work

Hours will be worked over a shift pattern, that is known in advance, of 8am-8pm each week.

How to apply

If you are interested in either of these roles please apply and a member of the Staffline team will be in touch with those successful applicants.

Job Type- Full time, Permanent

Closing date for receipt of Application Form is 1st October 2021.

The onboarding process will include a pre-placement medical (including drug screening) and reference check.


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