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Laboratory / Chemical Technician

Kettering, Northamptonshire
£20,780 to £22,570
Job Type
4 Sep 2022

General Lab / Chemical Technician required to join a Chemical and Analytical team working within a busy laboratory testing facility with head offices in Kettering, Northants.

The position will be based in an accredited laboratory dedicated to chemical and analytical technology and serving a range of industry sectors throughout the UK and worldwide. Products to be tested include PPE, footwear, toys, luggage etc.

The job holder will be involved in the following:

  • Carrying out routine chemical testing to standard procedures
  • Calculating and recording results and observations in an understandable manner
  • Discussing results with customers
  • Producing accurate detailed reports to strict deadlines

Full training will be provided.

Applications are invited from candidates with the following qualifications / experience:

  • GCSEs or equivalent in English, Maths and at least one Science subject at Grade C or above
  • Computer literate - familiar with MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to work to deadlines and produce accurate / detailed results
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as working as part of a team
  • Flexibility, tenacity and a 'can do attitude


  • Previous experience of working in a laboratory / clean room environment

Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm - 37.5 hours a week. This is a permanent late shift and the salary banding (£20,785 to £22,572 pa) includes a 10% shift allowance.

The General Chemical Technician s role offers a great opportunity to start and progress a career within this well-established and respected organization with offices in the UK (Northants), Dublin and China and a customer base from a range of industry sectors throughout the world.

Further information and a copy of the job description are available on application.

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  • Job Reference: 704225492-2
  • Date Posted: 4 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Eselle Recruitment
  • Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £20,780 to £22,570
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent