Laboratory Technician (Chemistry/Materials) - Devon

Posted 29 March by Hudson Shribman Easy Apply

Laboratory Technician (Chemistry/Materials) c£19-20k

Devon ABJ3514

Temp 3 month contract (opportunity to go permanent)

A lab technician is urgently required to join a small team in within a chemicals/ materials laboratory to apply the appropriate scientific test program and procedure to any sample submitted for analysis and to produce accurate, valid results as requested/required by the initiator of the request/internal customer.


  • Wash and prepare samples in accordance with company SOP’s
  • Analyse residues, Basic Grinding jobs.
  • Assist with experiments, the associated calculations to deliver the expected result and the required accuracy and precision
  • Write technical notes, if more detailed information is requested by the customer.
  • Prioritise workload to complete the daily work and to achieve the internal customers´ agreed deadlines.
  • Lead short term projects.
  • Have a good technical understanding of the methodology used.
  • Follow laboratory procedures on various sample types, as submitted, in order to produce accurate, reproducible results
  • The ability to make minor changes to a procedure in order to obtain a valid, reliable result
  • Promoting best laboratory practice and maintaining high standards of health, safety, environment and quality
  • Basic knowledge of minerals and mineral processing
  • Being capable of working with a basic set of software packages
  • Make sure resources, equipment and manpower is used most efficiently and effectively for best practise experimental throughput.
  • Connect the results/conclusions with possible advantages or disadvantages for the business
  • Evaluate the laboratory procedures and update them when it is necessary for the various sample types
  • Evaluate equipment stability/accuracy and the range of the results available

Qualifications and Experience

  • Background in science Chemistry, Materials Engineering or comparable scientific field.
  • Experience of working in an industrial laboratory or plant site is essential.
  • Good IT and communication skills.

To Apply Please contact Alison Basson at Hudson Shribman Scientific Recruitment, quoting reference ABJ3514, on

Required skills

  • Chemicals
  • Chemistry
  • Laboratory
  • Minerals
  • Sample

Reference: 34461559

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