Laboratory Technician

Job location:
Purfleet, United Kingdom
Created moment:
December 15, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06675

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.

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The Position

Laboratory Technician

Job Summary

Laboratory Technician

Full time

Imerys Aluminates Limited - West Thurrock, Essex

Salary £24,000 to £29,000 per annum + cover allowance

Excellent benefits package including productivity and annual bonus

Want variety, a supportive team, and the opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to contribute to production and process efficiencies?

Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, you’ll be working closely with department managers and your team, supporting the daily process in providing accurate laboratory testing and efficiency improvements, daily monitoring of the process plant, assisting with production trials, and reporting on final product specifications compliance.  The work has some physical aspects and will include manual handling.

As the site operates 24/7 you’ll also be on a call-out Rota (one week in four) to provide support with any lab issues outside of your normal working hours. A cover allowance is paid in addition to your base salary plus overtime hours are also available.

Your skills and experience

We are looking for laboratory testing experience gained in an industrial environment, ideally in cement production however other manufacturing sectors where testing is utilised will be considered.

Other requirements are:

  • A Level as a minimum in a science-based subject
  • Testing and accurate data recording
  • Use of XRF X-Ray Fluorescence or XRD X-ray Diffraction ideal however training is provided
  • Familiar with using MS Office and other applications
  • Computer Hardware and Robotics experience is desirable but not essential

What’s in it for you?

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including, Sick Pay, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Income Protection, Defined Contribution Pension Plan, Long Service Awards, IML Reward Hub, Employee Discounts, Flu Vouchers, Eye Care Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health and Wellbeing Programme. In addition, there is a bi-monthly productivity bonus and an annual bonus.

The world leader in mineral-based speciality solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide; there are lots of reasons to join us.

Imerys are an organisation with a wealth of career and development opportunities that allows you to tap into your full potential. Our workplaces are diverse and inclusive, and we foster a collaborative work culture which helps us continually drive innovation in our fields. 

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Position Type

Full time



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