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Trainee Laboratory Assistant

Posted 7 February by LLEWELLYN RYLAND LTD Ended

We are a long-established and independent company based in Birmingham. We manufacture colour dispersions and polyester gelcoats, bonding pastes and other materials for plug and pattern-making, used by the composites and allied industries.

An opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Laboratory Assistant to join a small team working in our Colour Testing Laboratory.

The role involves preparing colour swatches for testing purposes and creating colour formulations using dedicated computer software. Other general laboratory duties include testing ranges of products for viscosity and opacity.

No previous experience is necessary but we require an enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn new skills and is comfortable working with weights and measures and numerical calculations including percentages. A methodical approach to work and the ability to work as part of a team is essential.

Normal colour vision is a requirement of the job and will be tested at interview.


Monday-Thursday: 8.15am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes' lunch break from 12.30pm to 1.00pm;

Friday: 8.15am to 4.00pm with 45 minutes' lunch break from 12.15pm to 1.00pm.


We offer a contributory pension scheme after three months: 7% contribution from the employer and 3% from the employee.


Twenty four days' holiday per annum, comprising of four fixed days at Christmas and twenty days to be taken at other times, together with the usual eight bank holidays.

Required skills

  • Colour
  • Manufacturing Environment
  • Quality Control
  • Testing

Reference: 34414522

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