Laboratory Technician

Job location:
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Created moment:
July 4, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08427

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

The Position

Laboratory Technician

Job Summary

Role: Lab Technician 

Location: St Austell - Cornwall 

Hours: 37.5h M-F 

Salary: Up to £26K

Are you a science enthusiast working in a Lab environment? 

As a Lab Technician with Imerys, no two days are the same. You will work on research based projects, providing technical support primarily for new product development and technical service in the paints and coatings markets. 

Your responsibilities: 

Conducting laboratory experiments within a framework agreed by a senior scientist. Technical service support under the direct supervision of a senior technician or scientist. Practical support for new product development and innovation, bringing new ideas and products to the market

Preparing samples and conducting the tests in accordance with the relevant approved test method, analysing and validating the results to ensure that they are free from errors, reviewing and repeating as necessary

What's in it for you? 

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays 

  • Generous Pension Plan 

  • Life Assurance 

  • Income Protection 

  • Company Sick Pay 

  • Car salary sacrifice scheme 

  • Health and Wellbeing Programme 

  • Flu and eye care vouchers 

  • Discounts on external retailers 

  • Employee Assistance Programme 

  • Healthcare cash plan 

  • Cycle to work scheme 

  • An opportunity to work in a role where each day is different and varied 

You will: Be offered professional development, in order to understand the roles of minerals used in Paints and Coatings and have the following skills

  • A level or equivalent in sciences (chemistry, physics, maths, geology)

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent vocational qualifications in scientific disciplines such as material sciences, geology or chemistry. 

  • Have experience in working in a laboratory environment, especially with regard to Health and Safety. 

  • Have a basic understanding of chemistry/materials

  • Worked in a laboratory environment at college or similar and understands the principles of scientific experimentation

Imerys

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

We would like our application process to be accessible to all - if you require an alternative way to apply then please get in touch on 01952 281924. 

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, colour, 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. 

Position Type

Full time

and

Permanent

Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES OR APPLICATIONS TO THIS EMAIL, AS THEY WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. 

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.