Laboratory Technician

Job Ref: J31766
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Pharmaceuticals, Food & FMCG, Energy/Renewables, Chemicals
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 15 July 2019
  • West Yorkshire, England, UK West Yorkshire West Yorkshire UK BD5 7JL
  • £9.51 - £11.62 per Hour
  • Faye Allison
  • 0161 868 2218

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Laboratory Technician required, based primarily in West Yorkshire with semi-regular travel to Scotland. Requiring practical laboratory skills, strong communication skills and a driving licence.

Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: West Yorkshire (with semi-regular travel to Scotland)

Basic Pay: £9.51 per hour // Shift Pay: £11.62 per hour

Temporary 6 month contract

SRG is working with a market-leading company producing speciality chemicals and testing for the oil & gas industry. Their main laboratory is based in West Yorkshire, with a small team based in Dunbartonshire in Scotland. They are currently looking to hire a Laboratory Technician to work in the main lab in West Yorkshire 3 days a week, with travel up to the Scotland facility approximately twice a month to conduct field testing on a shift basis. The role would be suited to someone with good practical laboratory skills gained from industry or education, who is flexible with their time and in possession of a driving licence.

Benefits: Weekly paid role in a small but supportive team, with full training provided. Increased pay for shift work. Minimum 3 days a week in main lab (9am - 5pm). Semi-regular trips to Scotland to conduct field testing - approximately 2 trips per month, 5 days per trip consisting of 4x 12 hour shifts (7am-7pm or 7pm-7am). Vehicles and accommodation provided for field testing shifts in Scotland. The company are also set to move to brand new lab facilities in West Yorkshire within 6 months.

Role / Description

  • Conducting laboratory testing on petrochemical products, including density, distillation cloud point testing, GC and pour point to assess additive performance
  • Supporting formulation projects for new additive and oil blends
  • Travelling to Scotland (Dunbartonshire) to conduct field testing of pour point on crude oil for various clients
  • Taking samples of in-use diesel and crude oil for testing and additive monitoring
  • General laboratory housekeeping and recording of results.


  • Practical laboratory experience gained from education or from industry - wet chemistry techniques and basic lab practice.
  • Full, valid driving licence
  • Flexibility, willingness to travel and spend several day/nights away from home
  • Excellent communication skill, strong written and verbal English
  • Qualification in a scientific discipline would be advantageous but is not essential

This role would be an excellent opportunity to gain real-world lab experience or perhaps to return to the lab after a period of time out.

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, distillation, pour point, cloud point, additives, lubricants, oil, fuel, diesel, applied science, wet chemistry, technical support, QC, quality control, graduate, degree, HND, A Level, data analysis,

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