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Laboratory Technician - Organics

Contract type
Maternity cover
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Lenham
Hours per week
40
Dates that interviews will take place
Via MS Teams
Salary
£18,596
Summary of vacancy

Derwentside Environmental Testing Services (DETS) specialise in carrying out analytical services in sectors such as environmental, construction, waste, fuel and engineering industries.

DETS 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.

About the role

About the role

  • Undertake laboratory analysis of samples from a variety of sources and in strict adherence to analytical methods standard operating procedures.
  • Analysis and investigation of results in conjunction with the senior staff.
  • Develop, validate, review, update and implement standard operating procedures, for work undertaken in their area of responsibility, in conjunction with senior staff.
  • Ensuring that procedures are followed routinely and departures or changes are brought to the attention of the Section Head.
  • Undertake data entry using a Laboratory Information Management System
  • Undertake scientific technicians training.
  • To uphold and comply with the statutory provision of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and any other relevant legislation and policies or procedures relating to Health & Safety at Work.
  • The Laboratory Technicians will uphold and comply with the requirements of UKAS Accreditation.
  • To undertake any other reasonable task or responsibility requested by a senior manager.

What will I be doing?

To undertake the routine preparation, extraction and analysis of environmental samples within the Organic section.

What are the requirements?

Skills required to do this role:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow procedures.

Personal attributes:

  • Proactive.
  • Resourceful.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Flexible.
  • Reliable.
  • Professional.

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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Job Description
Lab_Tech_Organics.docx
Closing Date
01/12/2021
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.