Laboratory Technician FTC (7 months)


St. Austell, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Advertised Salary: £22,016.31 per year pro rata

Ref#: 144490

Laboratory Technician (FTC for 7 months)

Location: Imerys Par Moor Centre, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SQ

Salary: £22,016.31 per annum (this will be pro-rated for the 9 months)

Hours of work: 37.5 hours a week, working 7.5 hours a day, alternating morning and afternoon shifts: 

            Week 1 = Monday to Friday 7am-3pm 
            Week 2 = Monday to Friday 2pm - 10pm

We are looking for a Laboratory Technician to work within the Sample Preparation and Physical Analysis team department.

The more common activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Taking the raw material, processing it into a testable form, (removing over size stones and waste materials), leaving a refined Kaolin for testing 
  • Perform test measurements.
  • Ensure results are accurately recorded and reported using the LIMS database
  • Carry out daily and weekly instrumentation checks, calibration procedures, quality control sample monitoring, prove method competency, identifying instrument performance issues.
  • Collecting samples from the Geology Team
  • Follow approved guidelines on the safe use and storage of chemicals.

Please note manual handling is involved in this role, carrying bags of up to 25kg.

What’s in for you? 

Imerys is a successful business which provides its employees with a positive working environment and a range of workplace benefits including:
  • Company sick pay entitlement after 6 months service,
  • Life Assurance, Defined Contribution Pension Plan,
  • Equivalent of 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays,
  • Income Protection for DC members,
  • Long Service awards,
  • Reward Hub & Local Discounts,
  • Flu Vouchers, Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme,
  • Health & Wellbeing Programme, Eye Care Vouchers,
  • Cycle to work scheme and
  • Endeavour club (gym) to help you stay fit and healthy.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for someone who has a real interest in Laboratory work and is looking for that initial step in their career. Previous experience within a Laboratory Testing environment would be ideal but not essential as training will be provided. However, the right candidate will need to have good literacy, numeracy and I.T skills, along with a GCSEs, grade A-C in Maths, English and Science.

In addition, you’ll:
  • Be self-sufficient and self-motivated with the capability to plan and take personal responsibility for undertaking a range of designated tasks without direct supervision.
  • Have good communication skills and are a team player.
  • Must be able to work within a laboratory environment, including the safe use of laboratory equipment and chemicals, as well as following correct manual handling procedure

About Us:

Imerys is the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide we are leaders in 80% of our markets. Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods.

Our workplaces are diverse and inclusive and we foster a collaborative work culture which helps us continually drive innovation in our fields.

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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