Analytical Chemist / Laboratory Analyst

Job Details
  • 3933 Qioptiq
  • St Asaph
  • Permanent
  • Competitive salary + attractive benefits...

Analytical Chemist / Laboratory Analyst

Do you have a strong track record of chemical analysis to production specifications, with a working knowledge of manufacturing processes gained within a high precision environment?

If so, this is a superb opportunity to join a world-leading organisation with an outstanding reputation, where you’ll be part of a dedicated team within a varied, interesting and challenging working environment.

We are Qioptiq and we design and manufacture photonic products and solutions that serve a wide range of markets and applications such as medicine, life science, industrial manufacturing, defence and aerospace, and research and development.

For the candidate who is motivated and methodical, we are able to offer a rewarding and technically demanding environment.

What will this role of Analytical Chemist / Laboratory Analyst entail?

As an Analytical Chemist, you’ll primarily support the Space Technology Glass Melting department with additional production analyses and support responsibilities.

Operating as part of a multi-skilled team, you will be at the helm of the glass melting processes, using high precision, titrimetric and gravimetric analyses, and complex glass analyses using Atomic Absorption Spectrometer and X-ray fluorescence spectrophotometers.

You’ll take on further duties such as process monitoring, analysis and raw material sampling, and be responsible for hazardous waste segregation using a forklift truck, labelling and compliant storage and disposal.

What will I need to be considered for this Analytical Chemist / Laboratory Analyst vacancy?

  • Proven experience within a high precision, analytical role, with a strong foundation in ‘wet analytical’ techniques (ideally involving high-value / precision made products) and experience in X-ray Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Working knowledge of production specifications / processes and company operating procedures, gained from practical experience
  • Educated to a minimum of HND level or hold a BSc / BSc (hons) in either Analytical Chemistry or Chemistry
  • Computer literacy with comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Positive attitude to work and the ability to work well under pressure

Although not essential, a forklift licence and working knowledge of Atomic absorption and x-ray fluorescence spectrometry for glass analysis would be highly advantageous.

What will I receive in return?

As an Analytical Chemist / Laboratory Analyst, you’ll be part of a global organisation where you will be supported to develop your career.

A range of additional benefits are on offer, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (with company contribution)
  • Life Assurance at x8 salary
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Bonus plan (profit share)
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • On-site occupational health assistance

You will be employed on a permanent contract, working 36 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 08.15 to 16.45, and 08.15 to 12.15 on a Friday. Particularly during the months of the Glass Melt campaign, a full flexibility of hours will be required, along with the availability to work overtime in order to meet business needs.

Location: St Asaph (Denbighshire, North Wales), conveniently located near to the A55 - making it easily commutable from the North West region.

More about us:

Qioptiq’s outstanding global reputation exists thanks to our dedicated team of over 5,500 employees. We endeavour to achieve excellent communication throughout the company, focusing on encouraging personal development and supporting individuals to exploit their potential, actively promoting their quest for knowledge, enjoyment of continuous learning and participation in the life of our company.

All applications for this Analytical Chemist / Laboratory Analyst vacancy are to be submitted online.

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