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Laboratory Technician

Job Description

Thrive Group are delighted to be working with our highly successful manufacturing company in Frome, who are actively seeking to recruit a Laboratory Technician to join the team.

What you will be doing:

You will be required to carry out all tests within both labs (Chemistry and Microbiology).

  • Operate equipment such as Autoclaves, FTIR Spectroscopes, NIR spectrometers]
  • To be able to complete daily taste panels, and to be able to carry out the management of reference samples.
  • To be able to ensure that all stock is rotated correctly, conduct stock-takes and report to management any stock needs.
  • To be competent with lab databases LIMs or similar system
  • Testing via internal and external monitoring procedures, and to conduct internal audits to given schedule
  • Carry out environmental and plant hygiene swabs.
  • Determine and act on non-complying results by communicating information and following up with re-sampling and re-testing.
  • Use positive release systems for product ingredients and finished products

What you will need to succeed:

  • Previous chemistry or micro laboratory experience, ideally in Food industry.
  • Good communication skills with colleagues and all levels of management
  • Demonstrate ability to work under pressure, assess workload and breaks to ensure all the testing required is carried in a timely manner
  • Able to work to strict procedures, and to be able to be audited while carrying out tasks within the lab.

What you will receive in return:

  • £28,500 per annum
  • 3 rotating shifts Earlies / Lates /Nights - Full time
  • Company pension 6% employer contribution (Salary exchange)
  • Childcare vouchers (Salary exchange)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank holidays
  • Company sick pay
  • 4 x Death in Service
  • Long service recognition

What you need to do next:

If this position sounds of interest and you would like to be considered.

Please contact Sarah at Thrive Group on Direct line 01225 632666 or email

Thrive Group are acting as an employment agency in relationship to this vacancy.

If you have not heard from a consultant within 7 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.