Microscopy Technician

Job location:
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Created moment:
December 19, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06631

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Microscopy Technician

Job Summary

Job title – Microscopy Analytical Technician 
location - Par Moor Centre

About us and this role - The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide we are leaders in 80% of our markets. Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. 

The main role is to provide support to the Microscopy Area Supervisor in carrying out analytical approved test methods and reporting results to customers using instruments such as SEM, DSC, STA and optical microscope. Undertaking innovation, production, technical & regulatory (possibly with minerals containing some asbestos) based work.

The Microscopy Analytical Technician works across, and supports, other disciplines within the Par Moor Centre Science & Technology teams, whilst working within the guidelines laid down within the Quality Management system in order to deliver the required performance to support the Company’s requirements and assure accuracy, validity and the timely reporting of test results.

Maintaining the health, safety and environmental standards on site, for yourself and others around you.

Key responsibilities include:
●    To perform test measurements, at laboratory scale, following approved test methods and good lab practices signed off by the Laboratory Manager
●    To contribute to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017, and other laboratory, accreditation of the Analytical Section
●    May be expected to devise and perform experiments at laboratory scale following a programme set by the Laboratory Manager
●    Contributing to the safe operation of the team by following the agreed health & safety guidelines
●    Managing your own workload and collaborating with colleagues to maintain steady turnaround times for requested work
●    Contributing to the documentation of new Analytical test methods
●    Participating in internal discussions relating to specific technical issues, when required

This is a full time permanent position working on mostly day shifts and some late shifts: The early shift is from 7am-3pm or  8am-4pm and the late shift is from 1pm to 9pm or  2pm to 10pm.    

What’s in it for you?
There are lots of reasons to join us – you will get the opportunity to tap into your full potential and be joining an organisation with a wealth of career opportunities. Our workplaces are diverse and inclusive and we foster a collaborative work culture which helps us continually drive innovation in our fields.  

On offer is a competitive salary, a pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays as well as an excellent reward hub for savings on things like everyday purchases and more.

In return we ask for:
●    Have a good level of education (5 GCSEs, NVQ Level 3 or A level) in a relevant subject
●    Be able to work safely within a Laboratory environment
●    Have good IT and communication skills
●    Be hardworking, conscious of deadlines, pay attention to detail and have an enquiring mind including possessing basic problem solving and decision making abilities 
●    The willingness to work flexible working hours if needed 

This vacancy is open to External candidates who can go to www.imerys.com, go to the Careers tab, select Recruitment, Job Offers, find the vacancy, click Apply button or click Apply with LinkedIn Button.

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2023.

Position Type

Full time



Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.