Laboratory Assistant

Moreton-in-Marsh £ Negotiable + Excellent Bens Permanent

Job Reference: 013918

Highly successful and rapidly growing Research and Testing organisation is seeking a Laboratory Assistant to join the organisation on permanent basis. You will conduct research and developments for hugely exciting projects including materials testing and analysis. The offers excellent development.



Commutable from: Cheltenham, Gloucester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton


Salary: £ Negotiable + Excellent Benefits



The Role


This is an opportunity to carry out practical work that will include recording of detailed test results, data and video processing and practical tasks like bricklaying, pipe fitting and monitoring test fires, equipment maintenance and fire test clear up. The successful candidate will be conduct destructive testing on building materials and fire suppression system components.


Typical duties include booking in and processing test samples, recording and processing data on time in line with laboratory good practice and working with clients to provide accurate reporting of results & receiving technical enquiries.


Additionally, the Laboratory Assistant will undertake equipment maintenance and consumable stock control, where applicable.



The Person


You will ideally have previous experience of laboratory work and possess GCSE in a Technical Subject, Maths and English Language, City & Guilds NVQ Level 3, HNC or equivalent in an engineering discipline. It is key that you can demonstrate hands-on practical ability/aptitude.


Basic skills in mechanical engineering, construction or similar disciplines such as vehicle maintenance, plumbing, domestic electrical installation are all highly desirable for the role.


The Laboratory Assistant will demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices related to operating machinery and be conversant with Word, Excel and email/web and ability and show a willingness to learn new software packages for datalogging and video editing.


This is a ’high visibility jacket‘ laboratory rather than a ’white coat‘ laboratory and the successful candidate should be happy to work outdoors and occasionally work at height or in a confined space.



To apply, please contact James Colley with a current CV via email.

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