Laboratory Technician / Laboratory Assistant

Location
Motherwell
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
09 Oct 2018
Closes
30 Oct 2018
Ref
LYEA-122
Contact
Bluetown Online
Sector
Science
Discipline
Process / Chemical
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: Motherwell

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 22nd October 2018

Role Overview:

Responsible for testing raw materials, blended materials and finished biodiesel product. Will also be required to undertake occasional in process testing. Responsible for the assessment of new feedstocks to produce biodiesel. Assessment will be performed via both analytical testing as well as a laboratory scale conversion of the material through to biodiesel. The role will also include undertaking routine analysis of waste streams to assess appropriate routes for disposal.

Finally, undertaking of “ad hoc” test-work to support plant running / process failures will be required.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

* Ensure all equipment is kept in good condition and stored correctly
* Test raw materials, blended materials, in process materials and finished products in accordance with Company procedures
* Aid other laboratory technicians in the training / preparation of training aids for new laboratory, logistical and operational personnel when necessary
* Prepare all lab reagents as required
* Maintain sufficient lab reagent stock and consumable levels and notify laboratory manager as and when orders are required
* Assess new feedstocks for use in the biodiesel production process in accordance with Company procedures
* Prepare, write and share Feedback reports to reflect analysis findings with relevant departments
* Undertake the routine analysis of waste streams to identify appropriate route for disposal
* Perform calibration and preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment
* Ensure all equipment is kept in good condition and stored correctly
* Participate in general laboratory housekeeping and waste disposal
* Prepare and package laboratory samples to be shipped off site for external analysis
* Update results spreadsheets daily.
* Create and approve certificates of analysis
* Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by management

Health and Safety:

* Ensure a thorough knowledge of your Health & Safety responsibilities
* Always wear Personal Protective Equipment as required. Take responsibility for your own PPE ensuring appropriate storage and care
* Always strive to work in a manner safe to yourself and others and report any hazards immediately
* Ensure all staff and visitors operate in compliance with Safety regulations
* Full knowledge of the Plant Emergency Procedures and associated responses are required

Company Initiatives:

* Take responsibility for the Health and Safety of yourself and others whilst at work and to comply with the Company’s policies and legislation
* Support Company Initiatives and demonstrate Company Values
* To comply with all legal, regulatory and statutory obligations applicable to the role
* Participate in training and personal development activities as required
* Be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to your role; Carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by the Company

The Candidate:

Qualifications/ Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

* A HND qualification (or equivalent) in chemistry or related discipline is essential. A degree in this discipline is desirable
* Attention to detail with the ability to apply scientific and technical expertise
* Self-motivated with a clear passion for quality control and the ability to learn and develop
* Awareness of laboratory H&S needs – risk assessments, manual handling, COSHH
* Good time management and ability to multi-task
* Intrinsic problem solving skills and the ability to interpret and present analytical results using statistical methods
* Knowledge of raw materials and biodiesel would be beneficial
* COSHH Management System training would be beneficial to have knowledge of chemicals used in testing

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