Laboratory Technician

Job location:
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Created moment:
March 20, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 07756

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water 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

Role: Laboratory Technician - Sample Preparation and Physical Analysis

Location: Par Moor Centre, PL24 2SQ, St Austell, Cornwall

Salary: £22K

Hours: 37.5h

Shift pattern: 1st Week - 7am-3pm and 2nd Week- 2pm to 10pm (M-F)  

Contract: FTC (9 months)

The role:

You will provide support to the SPPA (Sample Preparation and  Physical Analysis) department in carrying out analytical projects. 

Your responsibilities:

As a Laboratory Technician you will be expected to work within the guidelines  set out within the Quality Management System in order to deliver the required performance to  support the company’s requirements and assure accuracy, validity and timely reporting of test  results whilst;  

  • Performing test measurements at laboratory scale following Approved Test Methods and  Good Laboratory Practices signed off by the Laboratory Manager.

  • Assuring results are accurately recorded, and reported, in a timely fashion and following the  agreed quality checks. 

  • Contributing to the ISO9001 accreditation of the SPPA team by following the daily and  weekly instrument checks, calibration procedures, quality control sample monitoring, and  proving method competency. 

  • Identifying instrument performance issues and in consultation with management rectifying  the issue, reporting non-conformities and deviating samples. 

  • Contributing to the safe operation of the team by following health and safety guidelines  agreed with the Laboratory Manager. 

  • Identify mechanisms to improve performance by reporting of unsafe conditions and health and safety related incidents.  

  • Following approved guidelines on the safe use and storage of chemicals. 

What’s in for you?

You will be working for Imerys, 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 sets of industrial sectors, from processing  industries to consumer goods. 

We support your professional development including training, costs, offering a competitive salary and  other benefits such as: 

  • Company sick pay entitlement after 6 months service, 

  • Life Assurance, Defined Contribution Pension Plan, 

  • Equivalent of 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, 

  • Income Protection for DC members, 

  • Long Service awards, 

  • Reward Hub & Local Discounts, 

  • Flu Vouchers, Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme, 

  • Health & Wellbeing Programme, Eye Care Vouchers, 

  • Cycle to work scheme and 

  • Endeavour club (gym) to help you stay fit and healthy.

Your ideal skills: 

  • 5 GCSEs Grade C or above (essential), 

  • NVQ level 3 or A level in relevant subject, or equivalent (desired). 

  • Must be able to work within a laboratory environment, including the safe use of laboratory  equipment and chemicals, as well as following correct manual handling procedures.

  • Basic spreadsheet and word document skills (MS Office and/or Google Docs/Sheets),

  • Deadline conscious, 

  • Attention to detail, 

  • Use of LIMS (not essential) 

  • Safety conscious, 

  • Basic problem solving and decision-making abilities  

Our people are important to us, our workplaces are diverse and inclusive and whilst maintaining the health,  safety and environmental standards on site, for yourself and others around you, we’re an organisation with a  wealth of career and development opportunities that allow you to tap into your full potential. 

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Position Type

Full time


Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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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.