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Laboratory Technician

Job location : Heathfield , United Kingdom
Created moment : 10/13/2020 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 03483

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

UK – Ball Clays - Industrial Hub


Laboratory Technician – S3 (S4 upon completion of training)

A vacancy has arisen for a temporary Laboratory Technician – working days, within UK Ball Clays, based at Heathfield Laboratory in Newton Abbot. 

The main purpose of the role will be to carry out required testing on samples produced from the drilling/exploration team. To collate analysis data and produce reports on sample quality to the Senior QC team and Geologists. 

When available, to be able to carry out day to day testing, collate and analyse production data and produce reports on routine quality performance. Liaise with other internal and external laboratories or bodies, collate results for presentation to the Ball Clays management team.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • The ability to work within a laboratory environment, including the safe use of laboratory equipment and chemicals

  • A good standard of literacy, numeracy and IT skills

  • Be educated to GCSE level or higher (must hold a least one science qualification)

  • The ability to work as part of a team and have flexibility with regard to working hours

  • An ability to learn new skills and laboratory techniques

For further information about this position please contact Neil Mifflin, Quality Manager on 01626 831837. A full job description is available from Bryony Craine, HR Business Partner on 07921 093136 or

If you wish to be considered for this position, please go to, click on the Careers tab, select Recruitment, Job Offers, find the vacancy, click the Apply button or click Apply with the Linkedin button.

The closing date for applications is 30th August 2020.

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.

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