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Wage: National Minimum Wage by age

Hours: Monday – Friday, 39 hours per week

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Expected duration: 21 months

Closing date: 30th April 2021


Brief overview of the role

To sample and control solutions to meet approved standards to include environmental regulations.

Vacancy description

  • Perform routine and non-routine chemical analysis of products using standard operating procedures.
  • Execute chemical testing procedures.
  • Maintain up-to-date documents for chemical testing methods and activities.
  • Operate laboratory equipment safely and effectively to conduct testing.
  • Record, analyze and report test results to Managers.
  • Maintain inventory of chemicals and supplies in laboratory.
  • Record all the test data related to chemical additions, purifications and dump cycles.


Desired skills

  • To undertake analytical work and maintain records as required.
  • To ensure all laboratory equipment is fit for use.
  • To maintain stocks of laboratory reagents and consumables.
  • To maintain the Safety Data and Technical Data systems.
  • To undertake sampling and packaging of external samples.
  • To sign Certificates of Conformity and effluent tanker release documents when required.
  • To keep your work area clean and tidy.
  • To ensure Health, Safety and Environmental standards are maintained within the department.
  • To undertake any other duties as required.


Personal qualities

  • Basic Maths and English.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to work to deadlines.
  • Flexible and willing to learn.


Desired qualifications

  • GCSE (or equivalent) C/4 in maths and English is preferred.


Future Prospects

  • Progress to R.Sci.Tech.
  • Prospect of employment and promotion in a growing company.