Laboratory Technician

  • Location
    Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Salary
  • Category
    Science - Research and Development
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference

The purpose of this role is to perform the analysis requested by the Client on packaging, ingredients and finished goods to ensure product quality, NSV growth, cost savings, and delivery of new product launches meets the consumer requirements and reliability in the market. The criticality of this role is to maintain the accuracy and traceability of results so that the quality of analysis is sustained within the desired time frame.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage test sample collection, logging, and storage of products, cross referencing product labelling with laboratory work request. Escalation to Senior Laboratory Technician if there are inconsistencies.

  • Own a Key lab responsibility - additional responsibilities can include taking care of training records, lab coats or COSSH documents.

  • Perform and document ingredient, packaging, verification, and calibration testing.

  • Maintain laboratory equipment in prime operating condition.

  • Perform analysis according to required Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

  • Collect, collate, and disseminate analytical data; providing an analytical report for the approval of Senior Laboratory Technician.

  • Highlight out of specifications or data irregularities to Senior Laboratory Technician.

  • Highlight variances between the practical applications of any SOP's to the accepted controlled document version.

  • Develop and train Laboratory Technicians on SOP's.

  • Identify, recommend, and implement improvements to the testing protocols and ways of working.

  • Follow the ISO 17025 Laboratory Standard.

  • Adhere to all safety procedures required for SOP's and COSHH.

  • Maintain clean desk policy in all laboratory areas.

1. Education and Professional Qualification

Minimum requirement:

Diploma or degree in a science based course (or equivalent) or 2+ years equivalent physical laboratory experience.

2. Knowledge/Experience

Minimum requirement:

  • Experienced with laboratory techniques and equipment.

  • Strong attention to detail & scientific background.

  • Data entry and computer literacy (Microsoft Office).

  • Able to work independently.

  • Be able to work under pressure and self-motivating.

  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Great team worker.

Preferred requirement:

  • Skilled at technical report writing.

Experience with statistical software (such as Excel or Minitab)

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Please apply with your CV to: Maija Sevostjanova