Laboratory Technician

Job Ref: J34063
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Food & FMCG, Chemicals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 11 November 2019
  • Nottinghamshire, England, UK Retford Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire UK DN22 7AX
  • £19,000 - £20,000 per Annum
  • Faye Allison
  • 0161 868 2218

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Laboratory Technician required, based in Nottinghamshire - North. Requiring knowledge of chemistry or polymers gained from education or industry. Lab experience advantageous.

Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: Nottinghamshire - North

Salary: £19,000 - £20,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Term: Permanent

SRG is working with a successful and well-known company who produce polymer materials for a huge range of industries and applications. With a busy manufacturing site and a new product due to launch next year, they are now looking for a Laboratory Technician to join the Technical team. The role will involve conducting chemical and physical testing on raw materials, intermediate polymers and finished products to ensure they meet required specifications and standards. This position could be well suited to someone with previous QC testing or lab experience or equally, would be a great start in the industry for a Chemistry or Polymer Science graduate.

Benefits: Brilliant role with immediate start, full training and potential to really take ownership of the testing lab and processes. Opportunity to progress into product development with time. 39 working hours, worked 8am - 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday with a 3.30pm finish on Fridays. 24 days holiday as standard plus 8 statutory days. Excellent pension scheme and annual company bonus.

Role / Description

  • Conducting chemical and physical/mechanical testing of a range of raw materials and polymer precursors, as well as finished polymer products
  • Testing includes; tensile strength, hardness, abrasion, compression, NCO content, water content, thermal analysis using DMTA
  • Ensuring that samples meet required specifications and standards
  • Documenting results and reporting deviations as necessary to senior staff
  • Regularly calibrating equipment and maintaining calibration records
  • Taking ownership of stock control and laboratory housekeeping
  • Liaising with manufacturing to align priorities and communicate actions


  • Immediate availability or short notice
  • Good knowledge of Chemistry or Polymers gained from education or industry
  • Laboratory experience including wet chemistry or physical testing techniques
  • QC testing experience advantageous (but not essential)
  • A Level qualification (or higher) in Chemistry or similar
  • Ability to act and work autonomously, prioritise tasks accordingly and take ownership of decisions

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.

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Keywords: laboratory, lab technician, QC, quality control, wet chemistry, physical testing, mechanical testing, polymer, chemistry, prepolymers, tensile, hardness, abrasion, titration, compression

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