• Technical, Quality & NPD
  • West Wales

Lab Technician – 884092 – £17500-£19000

The Position

  • To prepare microbiological media for use in the laboratory.
  • To remove finished sample(s), and other waste materials. Wash decontaminated glassware.
  • To maintain the laboratory in a clean and tidy state.  To clean surfaces and equipment, particularly if subject to scheduled cleaning intervals.
  • To operate laboratory equipment, and monitor its performance where required.
  • To perform microbiological (and other) tests against customers specifications. This encompasses the whole analytical process, including :
  • Entering sample details into the laboratory LIMS systems.
  • Assessing prepared media requirements for the analysis and assembling and labelling this media.
  • Weighing out and preparing the primary dilution for any sample.
  • Combining the test sample and test media as appropriate.
  • Ensuring that the correct incubation conditions are applied.
  • Assessing results, counting colonies and entering results into the LIMS system.
  • Relaying results to customers via established methods (Email, phone and/or fax.
  • Checking data on completed worksheets prior to release from the laboratory for approval.
  • To highlight out-of-specification results to the customer via established methods as soon as is practicable.
  • To monitor and inform management of low stock levels of materials and reagents etc.
  • To ensure the safe and hygienic removal of microbiological and other waste from the laboratory by external contractor if required..
  • To operate all quality systems such that they are maintained and up-to-date.
  • To be familiar with, and implement in practice, the contents of the:  AA Quality Manual
  • AA Training Manual
  • AA Standard Operating Procedures Manual
  • AA Methods Manual
  • ISO 17025 and other ISO standards appropriate to the operation and control of the laboratory
  • M&S Methods Manual
  • ISO Methods Manual
  • Technical reference documents
  • To be aware of the requirements of ISO 17025 and UKAS and ensure that these are maintained in practice.
  • To undertake method development and validation work as directed by the Laboratory Supervisor.
  • To highlight any mistakes/anomalies/omissions or differences from actual practices found in laboratory manuals or documentation.
  • To maintain the confidence and confidentiality of our customers at all times.
  • o understand and implement the requirements of our customers both specifically and generally to enable us to provide the best service possible.
  • To work such hours as are required to successfully and effectively fulfil the requirement of the position.

The Person:

The  laboratory technician will preferably have a minimum HND qualification in a science subject, but this is not a mandatory requirement. Previous experience is not required, as a comprehensive training programme is mandatory for all recruits

To apply for this job email your details to info@rp-ltd.com.

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