Laboratory Technician - new job in Kendal, UK

Laboratory Technician
  • £1 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Kendal, Cumbria, England, UK Kendal Cumbria UK LA9 6NL
Job Ref: J2166054
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Food & FMCG
Date Added: 21 July 2022
Are you a recent graduate interested in starting a rewarding career in the Food Manufacturing industry?

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Vacancy type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Location: Cumbria

We are currently working with a rapidly expanding food manufacturing company in the infant nutrition space. Our client is proud to be a Queens' Award-winning business and ranked by the Financial Times as one of Europe's 1000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2020.

The successful applicant will be joining an established Quality Assurance team, providing both Chemical and Microbiological analytical support to the site.


* Perform laboratory tests to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations.

* Carry out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses.

* Responsible for the analysis of raw materials, packaging, intermediates, and finished goods for microbiological, chemical, and physical attributes.

* Prepare specimens and samples.

* Operate and maintain laboratory equipment, for example pH meter, auto-titrator, automatic pipettes, centrifuge, and protein/fat/moisture analytical instrumentation.

* Keep equipment in a clean and serviceable condition and ensure the safe removal of waste.

* Record, and where relevant, interpret results to present to senior colleagues.

* Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced and that everything is clearly and correctly labelled.

* Conduct searches on identified topics relevant to the research.

* Keep up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability.

* Follow and ensure strict safety procedures and safety checks.

* Calibration of analytical Equipment.

* Undertake ad-hoc analysis as required.

* Ordering & provision of consumables & chemicals.

* Maintenance of data systems.

* Good laboratory practice ensuring their own Health & Safety and those around them.Requirements:

The successful technician will be qualified to degree level or equivalent in a science-based subject. It is also desirable that they are qualified in food science/food technology and have some experience in a food laboratory in a relevant discipline e.g. Microbiology or Chemistry.Interested? Or know someone who will be?

SRG are the UK's number 1 recruitment company specialising in the science, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, renewable, biotech, chemicals, and medical devices 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 are interested in this or any other scientific opportunities, please get in touch with Richard Harris on 0161 868 2212 or email

20/08/2022 16:18:35
GBP 1 Annum
Contact Consultant:
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