Laboratory Assistant

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £18.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

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Job Summary

A vacancy for a Laboratory Assistant has arisen within to work on space flight hardware including the ExoMars Rover project in Stevenage. This role reports to the Materials Laboratory Deputy Manager.

  • Contribute to the Materials and Processes team mission of assuring the quality of materials and processes used in the client's products.
  • Carry out all Mat Lab processes involved in Cleanliness & Contamination control
  • Provide Materials Laboratory support to projects
  • Maintain stock levels of chemical consumables & equipment.
  • Prepares chemical & stocks of biological & chemical swabs for the Contamination Control Team
  • When & where required assist the contamination control team during chemical & biological audits

Job Profile

  • Hands-on testing of materials and process used in the manufacture of space products - mechanical and/or chemical, analysing the results and reporting data to enable internal customers to make informed pass/fail decisions
  • Support Materials Engineering investigations, produce reports on the results drawing concise conclusions and present the findings to internal / external customers
  • Support development and qualification programmes
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a 5S lean approach to laboratory working
  • Support the continuous maintenance and review of Material Laboratory Procedures (MLPs) and laboratory working processes
  • Maintain and improve internal databases and operating procedures

Skills/Experience Required

  • Experience working within a commercial / Industrial laboratory environment
  • Practical experience of chemical testing.
  • Practical experience of clean room working
  • Good interpersonal & team working skills
  • Able to contribute to team meetings
  • Self-motivated & organised
  • Experience of working in a regulated laboratory to minimum ISO9000 quality standard
  • Demonstrable team working skills, communication and presentation capability.
  • Flexible and proactive approach to work and is prepared to work at other Airbus sites and at customer and supplier locations as directed
  • PC literate, report and specification writing, database maintenance & Web page construction.
  • Can represent Mat Lab in project review meetings and disseminates relevant information and actions to Mat Lab team
  • Fluent in written and spoken communication

Education & Training

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working in a routine testing laboratory
  • Experience in Particle, Chemical & Biological cleanliness monitoring techniques.
  • Minimum of A level in Biology, Chemistry or forensic science.