Laboratory Assistant

Salary: 
competitive
Closing date: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 22:59
Employer: 
United Utilities
Type: 
Permanent

Laboratory Assistant (12950)

Job ID: 12950

Location: Warrington, UK

Salary: £19,716.00

Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Job Purpose

A proficient laboratory assistant working within the laboratory production environment, contributing towards the day to day delivery of analytical outputs.

Operating within a tightly regulated Quality System, whilst satisfying the requirements of customers and regulators undertaking sample preparation and straightforward analytical techniques.

Job Accountabilities

  • Operating within a team of 12 to 35 with no budget control or direct reports
  • Undertaking sample preparation prior to analysis and contributing to straightforward analytical techniques and analysis
  • In Sample Reception receives registers and distributes samples to analytical teams and undertakes some simple preparation and scheduling activities
  • Working across a variety of teams (Analytical and Sample Reception)
  • Working to a defined Quality system whilst adhering to tight deadlines with varying sample volumes and complying with the needs of the customer and changing regulatory standards
  • Operating within a team environment and supporting activities according to best practice procedures as detailed in the Quality System
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment used to undertake preparation and straightforward analysis tasks
  • Maintenance of own knowledge in line with best practice and changing regulatory standards including Continuing Professional Development
  • Straightforward technical activities to facilitate learning and development

Knowledge and Skills

  • 5 GCSEs (A-C in Maths, English and Science/technology subject)
  • Previous laboratory experience would be advantageous with a basic understanding of ISO 17025, ISO 5667- part 3 and all other related regulatory requirements
  • Technical Adept with IT systems, tools and databases including Nautilus, TAPS, Word, and Excel
  • Good communication skills and planning and organisations skills
  • Self-motivated to deliver a highly flexible sample preparation and analytical service within a changing environment including flexibility in working hours/practices

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous laboratory experience would be advantageous
  • Analytical standby requirements once training is sufficient

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great public service. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.


If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.




Closing Date: 22/07/19


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