Sample Preparation Technician

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Lenham Heath, Kent
Dates that interviews will take place
week commencing 27th January 2020
Salary to be Advertised
Summary of vacancy

Are you looking to join a successful growing company? Do you come from a warehouse or production background? You can help protect the environment and create a greener UK

As a Sample Preparation Technician at Derwentside Environmental Testing Services (DETS), who offer a wide range of high quality accredited analytical services for the environmental, construction, waste, fuel and engineering industries, you’ll be helping customers reduce their impact on the environment. So come and grow with us?



About the role

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to join a successful but growing organisation that has an excellent reputation as an analytical UKAS accredited laboratory, that has multiple sites throughout the UK.

What will I be doing?

  • You will be booking in, receiving, storing, retrieving and preparing samples for analysis for the laboratory department.  
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures ensuring that procedures are followed and notify other relevant employees when this has not been complied with.

What are the requirements?

  • Whilst no previous experience is required, experience in a laboratory environment it would be desirable. So if you are proactive, resourceful, self-motivated and have attention to detail, then we could be keen to speak with you.

Who we are

DETS is a private limited company set up in 1999 and is part of the SUEZ Group since April 2016. Steady expansion has allowed the company to gain a larger market share, and to increase the scope of analyses offered in order to service a wide variety of industry requirements.

Over 100 staff are now employed in our laboratories, and many are well respected within the industry, actively serving on committees and groups such as EIC, AGS, MCERTS, Landfill Regulation, and the Standing Committee of Analysts (see the Management Team section for further details).

DETS are accredited to ISO 17025 and MCERTS for an extensive range of analyses, and are also accredited for sampling.  Samples can be accepted from outside the UK, as a DEFRA import license is also available.

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