Laboratory Technician

Job Ref: J31759
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Food & FMCG, Chemicals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 03 May 2019
  • West Yorkshire, England, UK West Yorkshire West Yorkshire UK WF12 8BU
  • £18,000 - £19,000 per Annum
  • Faye Allison
  • 0161 868 2218

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Laboratory Technician required, based in West Yorkshire. Requiring practical laboratory experience gained from industrial experience or academia. Good laboratory housekeeping and results recording practice are essential.

Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: £18,000 - £19,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

SRG is working with a leading manufacturer of specialist materials for chemical, processing and refining industries. With manufacturing sites across the globe and a well-equipped, top-of-the-range laboratory in West Yorkshire, they now have a fantastic opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to support the R&D team with analysis, investigation and development projects. The role would suit someone with previous laboratory experience and good lab practice, perhaps a graduate of Chemistry/Materials Science or an individual who has practical experience with analytical equipment.

Benefits: Small but dynamic company, with a range of exciting projects to support. Full training and mentorship provided in an informal and collaborative work environment. 39 working hours, worked from 7.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday with a 12.30pm finish on Fridays. Offering 24 days holiday allowance, plus 8 bank holidays and auto-enrolment pension scheme.

Role / Description

  • Performing laboratory tests, including GC and XRF, to produce data supporting scientific investigations
  • Conducting routine tasks accurately and following set methodologies to carry out analysis
  • Preparing samples for analysis
  • Constructing, maintaining and operating laboratory test rigs and equipment,
  • Recording, analysing and occasionally interpreting results to present to senior team members
  • Data recording and analysis using IT software, presenting results accordingly
  • Keeping up to date with technical developments
  • Supporting technologists with scale up projects from laboratory to pilot plant
  • Conducting searches on topics relevant to the research
  • Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks.


  • Previous practical laboratory experience, ideally with analytical techniques/skills
    • Experience with Gas Chromatography (GC) or XRF will be considered advantageous
  • Qualification in a scientific discipline - Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Materials Science or similar
  • Good lab housekeeping and cleanliness
  • Excellent organisation skills and a strong work ethic

This role would be an excellent opportunity for someone who with proven laboratory skills, gained in industry or academia, to join a supportive team undertaking exciting R&D projects.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Emma 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: laboratory, lab, chemistry, testing, analytical, analysis, analysing, GC, gas chromatography, XRF, physical chemistry, inorganic, materials science, applied science wet chemistry, technical support, QC, quality control, graduate, degree, HND, A Level, data analysis,

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