Technical Specialist – Laboratory

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1404879

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Technical Specialist – Laboratory Based at York Road within Precision Analysis.

JOB TITLE: Technical Specialist – Laboratory

REPORTING TO: Laboratory Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Staff as required when providing cover

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

This role will impact on the success of the company through implementation and management of laboratory processes, test methods and associated quality systems to ensure ongoing compliance, accreditation, customer support and satisfaction.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The role will ensure:

  • Current methods and procedures are reviewed in order to maintain and improve analytical efficiency
  • Effective and timely data collection, record systems and calibration standards within the function
  • Identification of new areas of work and/or evaluation of new techniques or modifications of existing methodology to improve efficiency and quality
  • Development and Implementation of approved new test methods
  • All work activities are in compliance with UKAS (ISO 17025:2017), and all other relevant standards, policies and procedures
  • Professional liaison with customers on matters of overall requirements and results
  • Effective technical support on a daily basis within the laboratory & quality functions
  • Effective communication with both internal and external customers and clients
  • Effective liaison with external services in the planning and implementation of instrumental installation, evaluation, maintenance and repair
  • Cover is provided to the Laboratory & Quality teams as required to maintain adherence to the quality policy and schemes
  • Standard operating procedures and analytical methods are accurately documented
  • Selection, sorting and preparation of samples in the laboratory as required
  • Chemical and physical analysis and test methods are carried out as required
  • Sample details are accurately entered in to LIMS as required
  • That LIMS new releases and upgrades are identified, evaluated and implemented as required
  • Samples are processed through NIR (RM, FF, Complaints and shipping) as required
  • Maintenance of the laboratory to acceptable hygiene and health & safety standards
  • All housekeeping activities are adhered to
  • Monitoring of Daily Raw Material exception and Moisture Meter Reports as required
  • Accurate and timely analysis of laboratory and / quality data and the Production of ad hoc records and reports as required
  • Identified costs and / or quantitative data is monitored ensure effective management of resources
  • Active participation in any research and development activities within the laboratory and quality function
  • Active participation in laboratory and quality review meetings
  • All company policy is complied with and supported
  • All Health & safety procedures are adhered to in the laboratory and mill
  • Personal training and development needs are identified with manager
  • Laboratory & quality staff training and development needs are identified with manager and actioned.
  • All relevant training is attended
  • Induction, company training and appraisal is supported as required
  • Any other duties are carried out as appropriate

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Closing Date: Friday 26th April 2019