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  • Job reference: RMS0103213

Laboratory Technician

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Chester
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/11/2011
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The Company:
Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Their innovative approach ensures they are ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

The Role:
Technicians in Analytical perform a range of standard and some non-standard analytical tests in support of research and development and manufacturing operations, working with some supervision, as required.

Principle accountabilities
• Working with Analytical scientists and customers, safely carry out standard and some non-standard methods in area of technical responsibility, including; Gas chromatography, liquid/ion chromatography, elemental analysis, NMR, microscopy/X-ray diffraction
• Including skill areas of; Fuels, Lubricants, Petrochemicals, Waste and Effluent analysis
• Understand and apply appropriate lab procedures with modification, as necessary, and with assistance
• Communicate (verbal and written) test results and issues as required
• Perform routine instrument maintenance
• Coordinate vendor service as needed
• Expected to work to Analytical Services & P&T (Projects & Technology) HSE standards
• Work conducted in compliance with Analytical Services Quality Management System

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• BSc or HNC in Chemistry, Physics or related subject, with a minimum 4 years experience in analytical lab environments
• Basic laboratory skills with attention to detail and quality
• Aptitude for instrumental analysis
• Experience in calibration, standards preparation, and troubleshooting required
• Method validation experience helpful
• General computing skills necessary for instrument operation, as well as ability to use word processors, spreadsheets, and electronic communications
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