Laboratory Assistant

  • Location
    Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Manufacturing and Production
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Science - Food Science & Technology

Laboratory Assistant

We are recruiting for a Laboratory Analyst to join one of the World's leading FMCG organisations, PepsiCo International.

This is an ongoing temporary position for a minimum of 9 months with a potential to go permanent. It is a full-time role working 40hrs per week with a salary of £12p/hr

What's in it for you?

  • Minimum of 9 month contract

  • Full detailed training plan

  • Paid Annual Leave

  • Pension Scheme

  • Free onsite parking when required

  • Access to staff shop when onsite

Duties & Experience

  • Advanced knowledge or relevant industrial experience in the development and application of GC-MS/MS or GC-MS in an R&D or academic research environment.

  • Perform accurate analysis and reporting of analytical samples in compliance with PepsiCo Global procedures and standards.

  • Responsible for the sample preparation and analysis of core simple, core complex testing and samples for field support. Supports team on projects/validation by providing the necessary analysis required.

  • Booking in of samples for analytical testing and review test results and entry onto LIMs.

  • Complete relevant method and instrument quality checks as required.

  • Responsibility for equipment calibration and maintenance schedule for the lab on instrumentation associated with relevant analyses.

  • Generation of relevant reports generated from LIMs for core simple and complex analyses.

  • Troubleshoots technical issues relating to laboratory analysis, carrying out simple maintenance as required. Arrange service visits for relevant equipment as necessary.

  • Completes relevant tasks within the lab to ensure it is a clean and safe environment to work in.

  • Ensure that all required stock is managed and ordered in a timely manner to enable smooth flow of workload.

  • Liaise with relevant partners within R&D regarding testing updates, project requirements as required.

  • Work with the team and Laboratory Manager to ensure compliance to Quality Management System, as well as ISO17025 requirements and accreditation body requirements.

  • Participate and demonstrate competency in proficiency testing schemes and ensure adequate follow up to the results recovered.

  • Demonstrate adherence to site Health & Safety and Good Laboratory Practice policies and procedures. Support specific lab activities such as COSHH assessments, permit writers and others as needed.

What are we looking for?

  • Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable.

  • Strives for high standards, seeks innovative solutions and demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail.

  • Good technical, communication & analytical skills.

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