Reference : 579938

Laboratory Technician

  • Research and Development
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 07/23/2020

Who are we ?

Do you have a scientific mind-set and take a logical approach to tasks? Are you improvement oriented in your work style? Then why not join our Technical & Quality team at Rainford (St Helens) as a Laboratory Technician. We’re a small and friendly team, but one where everyone’s input is heard and utilised to drive effective change for the business.

Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics leads the industry in the manufacture of extreme temperature specialised refractory materials, providing high-performance solutions across a wide range of sectors. Every product and material we make is designed to maximize performance and durability, while minimalizing environmental impact.

How will I utilise my expertise?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a methodical and quality-focused Laboratory Technician to test raw materials and finished products in the Lab, ensuring they meet our high specifications. Following training and experience in the role, there will also be the opportunity to support with development project works and quality assurance tasks on site. This role will provide a good mixture of repetitive and new and challenging tasks, so you can be sure that no day will be quite the same.

As a Laboratory Technician with SG Industrial Ceramics, your core responsibilities will include:

  • Incoming control of raw materials, including sampling and testing in the Lab.
  • Testing of finished product quality and properties, as well as new products.
  • Logging and maintaining quality control records.
  • Production of test certificates of product quality for customers and customer service department.
  • Supporting the site to ensure delivery dates can be achieved in line with production capacity.

What kind of person are you looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we’re Agile, we’re Open & Engaging, we care about and know our customers, and we all try to act as entrepreneurs. As part of the Saint-Gobain group, we’re also committed to empowering and developing our own people wherever possible. So whilst the following requirements are key, we’d also be keen to speak to internal individuals with a good attitude towards quality control and who can learn scientific testing methods with ease:

  • Scientific approach in all tasks – experience in data collection and displaying natural science data in particular
  • Apprenticeship in material testing or similar
  • Lab experience (incl. knowledge in destructive testing of brittle materials, preferably ceramics)
  • Knowledge in MS Office, in particular Excel.
  • Improvement oriented work style.

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.

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