Laboratory Technician

Job Ref: J27369
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 27 June 2018
  • Merseyside, England, UK
  • £19,000 - £20,000 per Annum
  • Faye Allison
  • 0161 868 2218

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Laboratory Technician required on a temporary basis, located in Merseyside. Requiring good mathematical skills (evidenced by qualifications, e.g. A-Level, BTEC) and ideally previous experience of using industrial machinery.

Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: Merseyside

Salary: £19,000 - £20,000 per annum

3 month temporary contract

SRG is working with a market leader in the manufacture of colour products and specialised additives. As a result of increased demand over the summer months, they are now looking to add a Lab Technician to their team. The role would be ideal for a BTEC or A-Level qualified individual with strong maths and IT skills, accustomed to using industrial machinery.

Benefits: Immediate start, weekly paid role with a global company working in a busy industrial laboratory. Offering 20 days' annual holiday allowance, plus 8 statutory days. Working hours of 42.5 hours, worked from 9am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, with a paid 30 minute lunch.

Role / Description

  • Supporting the team leader with various formulations
  • Weighing raw materials in accordance with colour recipes/formulas accurately at bench scale (approx. 150g)
  • Operating and using pilot scale moulding machines to test each colour in plaques
  • Using a spectrophotometer to measure samples against standards
  • Correcting recipe, as required
  • Recording work in lab notebook


  • Immediate availability
  • Strong mathematical and IT skills, evidenced by qualification or experience
  • High level of accuracy
  • Willing and able to operate and use industrial machinery

This role would be an excellent opportunity for an individual with technical or mathematical aptitude or previous experience using industrial machinery or equipment.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Jenni on 0161 868 2222

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: technician, mathematics, recipes, formula, formulation, maths, IT, plastic, colour, extrusion, moulding, plastic, pvc, dye, masterbatch, ink, coating, paint, pigment, dispersion, injection moulding, spectrophotometer

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.

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