Laboratory Technician – Day Shift

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have experience working in a similar role, ideally in Food and Beverage industry, and therefore will be aware of the expectation for you to be highly self-aware, professionally mature. With the ability to react timely to escalate any issues to relevant colleagues and senior management.

This is a day shift position, Monday to Friday.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • To be able to carry out all tests within both labs (Chemistry and Microbiology), media preparation and operate equipment such as Autoclaves, FTIR Spectroscopes, NIR spectrometers
  • To be able to carry out environmental and plant hygiene swabs.
  • To be able to complete when required taste panels, and management of reference samples.
  • To work safely regarding personal safety and the safety of colleagues and others.
  • To be able to work unsupervised but within an agreed work schedule.
  • To be able to ensure that all stock is rotated correctly, conduct stock-takes and report to management any stock needs.
  • To carry out housekeeping duties as per schedule and to dispose of waste in a safe and  correct manner.
  • To be competent with lab databases LIMs or similar system.
  • To demonstrate competency in testing via internal and external monitoring procedures, and to conduct internal audits to given schedule
  • To be able to collate all out of spec’ results on the daily exception report and circulate to the designated list.
  • To determine and act on non-complying results by communicating information and following up with re-sampling and re-testing.
  • To use positive release systems for product ingredients and finished products
  • To respond to requests for product release by email/telephone
  • To prioritise the given work load, and to ensure lab KPIs are met


•             There should be at least 12 months lab experience working within either chemistry or micro laboratory – ideally in Food and Beverage industry.

•             There is a need to be computer literate

•             To be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and all levels of management

•             To be able to demonstrate ability to work under pressure, assess workload and breaks to ensure all the testing required is carried in a timely manner

•             To be able to work to strict procedures, and to be able to be audited while carrying out tasks within the lab.



–              Excellent communicator

–              Motivated and enthusiastic.

–              Contentious and thorough work approach

–              Logical and analytical approach.

–              Continuous improvement mentality.

–              Driven and determined to achieve results.

–              Passionate about the success of the Company.

–              To inspire and positively influence others.

–              To be able to show vision and have ambition to make change happen.

–              Organizational skills.


Location & Hours

•             The role is based full time in Oldford, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2NQ

•             Working a day shift pattern (including Bank Holidays)

•             Flexibility required to work other shift patterns including weekends to meet business needs.



•             Competitive salary

•             25 days holiday + 8 lieu days

•             Full company sick pay after qualifying period

•             Company pension 6% employer/ 3% employee

•             4 x Death in Service

•             Free car parking

•             Subsidized canteen

•             Staff shop

•             Free eye test and £90 towards prescription glasses

•             Long service recognition to include additional holiday