Reference : 571707

Shift Laboratory Technician

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 09/10/2019

Who are we ?


Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – Our key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Shift Laboratory Technician opportunity. 

This role is working with British Gypsum acting as a key member of the shift team ensuring the safe and efficient output of quality Gypsum Board products from the manufacturing plant.  

How you will utilise your expertise?

You will be a crucial member of the team responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction by providing technical laboratory analysis to the Production Team, and ensuring that the product is within standards at all times.

  • You will champion a culture of safety
  • Carry out the daily testing of raw materials and finished product and reports      any exceptions to the shift manager and initiate the investigation when there is a deviation
  • Be aware of quality and compliance standards – and always uphold these
  • Work in a collaborative manner – effectively communicating and handing-over to the following shift.
  • Be comfortable working independently, often as the sole on shift Laboratory Technician.

What kind of person are we looking for? 

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you? 

  • Strong experience in a laboratory testing environment – ideally in the heavy industry/concrete sector
  • Comfortable using a range of instrumentation, with a willingness to be trained up on new equipment
  • Able to analysis and interpret testing result and record these as required
  • Comfortable working individually, while passing information on to the wider team in an accurate manner
  • It would be beneficial to have a strong awareness of the manufacturing environment

Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale. We have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employ 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of the most well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions. 

You are applying to work with British Gypsum this is one of more than 30 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you will be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. 


Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.

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