laboratory technician in reading

21 September 2018
proctor & gamble, randstad inhouse services
job type
£ 13.03 - £ 15.90 per hour, OTE
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reading, south east
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 13.03 - £ 15.90 per hour, OTE
reference number
proctor & gamble, randstad inhouse services
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job description

Are you experienced in Chemistry, Microbiology or similar scientific roles and looking to work with a house hold name and market leader is personal care? If so, read on.

Randstad Inhouse Services are pleased to be working in Partnership with Gillette and Procter and Gamble to recruit for an experienced Laboratory Technician to work within the quality assurance department of their production facility in Reading, Berkshire RG2 0QE.


As an employee of Randstad you will gain access to great benefits via an app or website. You will be able to access great discounts for the below and much more:

* High street and food shopping
* Travel
* Health and well being
* Employee assistance program - a great benefit of working with Randstad.

Pay Rates

Paid at an hourly rate of between £13.03 and £15.90 depending upon the shift worked.

Hours of Work

The first 4 weeks of work will be Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm for training after which you will be placed on two 12 hour shifts rotating between day and night shifts.

Job Description

The laboratory technician will support with the testing and analysis of raw material and finished product to ensure compliance and standards are met throughout. You must be comfortable with the following processes:

* Carrying out chemical analyses of mix batches to ensure the efficient running of the mix room.
* Carrying out chemical analysis on finished products as required.
* Carrying out analysis of process water and Ozonised water samples, to ensure specification limits.
* Controlling laboratory standards and completion of Odour Panel analysis.
* Use of laboratory equipment - control and maintenance of equipment.
* Providing analytical support.
* Verifying results from a range of analyses which are either in or out of specification and take the appropriate action.

You will also be responsible for Good Laboratory Practices in the area of work. These include:

* Good housekeeping.
* Accurate record keeping and filing.
* The correct and accurate use of agreed analytical procedures; maintenance and calibration of lab equipment.
* Handling of out-of- specification results to agreed procedures.
* Carrying out routine standardisation or reagents
* Organising and transporting samples for storage in the product/mix library.
* Carrying out all procedures as determined by the agreed company standards
* Carrying out all operations to the required company safety regulations;
* Participating in risk assessments and safety auditing as required; maintain and pay due attention to the requirements of the COSHH system.
* Managing any projects relating to departmental objectives.
* Assisting in other areas of the Quality department including Microbiology Lab as directed by the Chemistry Team leader.
* Dealing with outside contractors/suppliers to obtain required information and products, and to answer relevant queries.

Candidate Profile

* We are looking for candidates that have a scientific background and preferably experience within a lab environment. It would also be beneficial to have some experience within a quality control position.
* You will be flexible in your approach to work as you will be on a shift pattern and expected to work days and nights.
* You will be qualified to HND level or equivalent in a Science subject or have a relevant experience.

This role is for a period of 3 to 6 months minimum where you will gain the benefit of working with a household name and gain exposure to great manufacturing and quality assurance techniques.

If this sounds like you, please apply online and follow up with a call to 07884466651. The closing date for applications is the 7th of October so don't delay in applying.