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Senior Laboratory Technician

Location: HEREFORD ST. MARTINS, HEREFORDSHIRE Salary: 21000 - 23000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Scientific Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: DAY + NIGHT Applications: 1
Posted: 5 days ago Reference: 3112972
Background

REED Scientific have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Microbiologist to work for a leading supplier of food products to retail, foods service and food manufacturing customers in both European and Global Markets. By combining global market knowledge and experience with local market understanding and insight, the company’s business is committed to expanding its business and markets through innovation, and by creating real customer and consumer value in its products and services.

Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, you will responsible to for a shift of Laboratory Technicians who conduct microbiological, chemical, serological and other laboratory analyses.


Duties

• Daily supervision of a team of laboratory technicians ensuring safe and compliant working practices and adherence to the departmental rota.
• Longer- term training of Laboratory Technicians.
• Responsible for monitoring and undertaking routine laboratory work and performing analysis in adherence with CLAS, UKAS, ISO17025 and Tesco standards.
• Assisting with EQA/ IQS results.
• Ensuring the laboratory technicians correctly fill out paperwork and ensure compliance with industry accreditations and company requirements.
• Use of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in accordance with the laboratory procedures.
• Liaising with internal and external customers, dealing with their requests and queries.
• Carrying out environmental controls, quality assurance controls and ensuring adherence to the task rota.
• Compliance with food safety and HSE guidelines.
• To co-operate in the continuous improvement of quality, safety and productivity standards.
• To meet housekeeping and hygiene standards individually and as part of a team.



Requirements

• Degree (or equivalent) in Biology or other relevant scientific subject.
• Demonstrated supervisory skills, effective communication skills and ability to work with a small team.
• Proven experience in laboratory testing.
• Able to work with minimal supervision, with accuracy and a methodical approach.
• Effective communication skills and ability to work within a small team.
• Intermediate IT skills including Microsoft Excel and SAP.
• Demonstrate high attention to detail.
• Flexible approach.



Note: The role is shift-based and requires flexibility to work a 3 days on, 2 days off and then 2 days on and 3 days off shift pattern, 7:00am-7:00pm.



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