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Asbestos Analyst

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.
Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Dates that interviews will take place
week commencing 26th October 2020
Salary to be Advertised
from £17,500 - £20,500
Summary of vacancy

Are you an experienced Asbestos Analyst?  You can help protect the environment and create a greener UK.

As an Asbestos Analyst 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 . 

Due to our national reach, state or the art laboratories and continued growth, there has never been a better time to join our successful team. DETS take pride in providing high quality services to an accredited environment (UKAS 17025 standards) and over the years they have seen significant year on year growth and market penetration in the above sectors. As a result we are now looking for an Asbestos Analyst top join our asbestos team.


About the role

What will I be doing?

  • As an Asbestos Analyst you will be providing support to our customers for the analysis of bulk materials and soils for the presence of asbestos in accordance with HSE publication HSG 248. You’ll be calculating, interpreting and analysing the results, as well as participating in the AISS.

What are the requirements?

  • You will hold a BOHS Proficiency Certificate (P401) and preferably a minimum of one years experience in the analysis of asbestos samples.

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.

*No agencies please*

Further documentation
Closing Date
This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.