Reference : 585914

Quality Assurance Analytical Technician

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom Ware
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 05/31/2018

Who are we ?

Location: Ware, Hertfordshire

We have a great opportunity for a Quality Assurance Analytical Technician to join us at Farecla. You will provide support to the Technical department and Company as a whole to ensure quality standards are achieved and continually improved. As a Quality Assurance Analytical Technician, you’ll be required to provide analysis to support all areas of the technical department including, research and development, formulation and application testing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Test the quality of incoming raw materials and finished goods across all areas of the business. 
  • Maintain written and computerised test data, and the storage of retained samples. 
  • Perform routine analysis using the following equipment:
    • Hitachi TM3030 Scanning electron microscope with Quorum Technologies QR150R rotary pumped gold sputter coater.
    • Malvern Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analyser with Hydro EV wet dispersion unit and custom-built recirculating heating loop.
    • Malvern Zetasizer Nano-Z zeta potential analyser with MPT2 Autotitrator and degasser and various accessory cells.
    • Mettler-Toldeo TGA, DSC 3+ thermogravimetric analyser and differential scanning calorimeter.
    • Micrometrics Tristar II 3030 plus Surface area analyser.
  • Assist in centralising formulas and test data, technical data sheets etc.
  • Write standard operating procedures, (SOPs) where necessary and when required for the Technical Department.
  • Assist with customer complaint investigations and recording findings.
  • Ownership of incident reports including training production area leaders, providing ongoing support and continually looking for ways to improve procedures.
  • Write internal and external technical reports when required, as well as Standard operating procedures ‘SOPs’ for operating analytical equipment and make improvements to existing SOPs.
  • Maintain active service contracts for all five pieces of primary analysis equipment with relevant suppliers and liaise with technicians for maintenance/calibration visits.
  • Regularly monitoring stock levels of consumables required for operation of analytical equipment and sample preparation.
  • Maintain a centralised electronic library of analytical data, reference information and manuals relating to our analytical equipment and best practice.

What we’re looking for in a Quality Assurance Analytical Technician:

  • Qualification in chemistry and/or experience working in a chemical environment.
  • Quality testing and Data analysis experience.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Experience in report writing and standard operating procedure.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety standards and procedures.
  • Good attention to detail
  • Be flexible, adaptable and proactive in your approach to tasks given.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

We are an inclusive employer and keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, what football team you support, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

So, we are on a mission to make Saint-Gobain inclusive and accessible to all, with role models for you to look up to and learn from, no matter who you are!


You’ll also get some great benefits…

  • 25 days holiday plus the bank holidays.  (Christmas and New Year site shut down using annual leave)
  • Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Access to a Cash Health Plan and other health scheme benefits
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Access to discounts via our rewards system
  • Company Share Plan


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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