Laboratory Analyst

Purpose of the job

To carry out a wide range of chemical analysis work in a safe manner ensuring that analytical results are delivered to time and without error.

Key Accountabilities

Carry out a varied range of laboratory work, including sample registration, sample preparation, chemical processing, use of lab equipment and operation of major analytical instruments to generate analytical data that support site's business activities

Contribute to the development of new analytical methods and improved working practices.

Maintains regular communication with customers to help ensure that they receive a high quality and proactive service

Carries out routine chemical and instrumental analysis

Conduct all activities in accordance with good safety practice

Specific know how and technical skills

Excellent knowledge of chemical / instrumental analysis and their application in a pragmatic way in a busy industrial laboratory

Ability to contribute in carrying out routine analysis duties in the laboratory.

Good numeracy skills, including trend analysis, coupled with attention to detail.

Ability to work on own initiative and programme own work.

Customer liaison skills to understand requirements and provide solutions.

Strong communication skills for dealing with external / internal customers.

Qualifications / Experience

A degree in a technical discipline or relevant laboratory experience.

A good team player, accepting responsibility for performing own duties effectively and supporting others whenever possible.

Experience of working in an industrial laboratory with a knowledge of a wide range of chemical analysis techniques

Experience of working in a busy laboratory including the ability to progress multiple tasks in parallel.

Previous experience of working in a busy industrial Chemistry laboratory.

Experience of working to set procedures.

Ability to interact with and influence a wide range of personnel

Experience of improving current systems and processes