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Permanent: Laboratory Technician

My client is an international manufacturer of containers and packaging for the beverage industry. This role as a lab technician will work in their Quality team conducting routine analysis of products and materials. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in Chemistry, Science and Food, and will work alongside and learn from more senior members of the team. This position will be situated at their Milton Keynes facility.The ideal candidate will need to be enthusiastic, a dedicated team player and be able to work in a demanding and pressurised laboratory environment. You will be helping to ensure the smooth running of the laboratory

The main responsibilities of the role are:

-Testing new products to ensure compatibility and safety when used with customer products

-Investigation of all customer complaints

-Analysis of product failure and recording of findings

-Assessment of new materials and their compatibility and safety

-Preparation of filled container samples for further investigation

-Ensure both office and lab area are clean & tidy

-Carry out any additional tasks as advised by Line Manager

-Maintain safe / hygienic working practices to ensure safety of self/colleagues and clients

The ideal person will:

-Hold a BSc in Chemistry or Materials Science

-Previous laboratory experience (essential)

-Experience with analytical instruments such as ICP, SEM, EDX, FTIR etc. (desirable) although full training will be given

-Analytical skills, technical report writing, computer literacy

-Knowledge of C.O.S.H.H regulations and risk assessments of tasks

-Able to work on own initiative or within a small team

If this is of interest to you and you believe that you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply online or contact Amie Regan on 01223 235 203 or email .

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.