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Laboratory Technician

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Our client, based in Houghton Le Spring, is looking for a Laboratory Technician to work in their Lab on a temporary basis. The position would be for 6 months initially with the possibility of a further 3 months.


Duties and responsibilities will include undertaking regular chemical analysis of the composition and quality of raw materials i.e:

  • Raw material testing (rayon, process chemicals)
  • Moisture, pH and density analysis
  • Sorption tests (EtAc, Chlorobenzene, Hydrogen Sulphide)
  • Physical testing methods (e.g Tensile Strength)
  • Finished Goods Testing
  • Effluent Testing (pH, Solids, COD)

The role will involve more of the day to day strength tests, weights and activities, although there's a possibility that there could be other testing as and when required. Candidates will also be required to input data as needed.  

The ideal candidate would be a recent Graduate with a Chemistry/Science related degree. Applications from candidates who have previous laboratory experience will also be considered. 

Due to the high volume of candidates responding to our adverts unfortunately we are not always able to provide individual feedback. If you don't hear from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We will however keep your details on file and you may be contacted about other opportunities in the future.

How to apply


Ref KES-V/5630-VJ48

Job title Laboratory Technician

Area Houghton Le Spring

Salary £21,000 per annum

Hours of work Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours per week, 8.00am - 4.00pm

Permanent / Temporary Temporary