Laboratory Technicians

Job details
Posting date: 09 April 2021
Salary: £16,000 to £19,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 09 May 2021
Location: Washington, Tyne & Wear
Company: RSK Group Ltd
Job type: Permanent
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Assistant Technician – Washington

Ian Farmer Associates (1998) Ltd, a member of RSK Group Ltd, is a geotechnical ground investigation company. Due to recent expansion and increasing workload an exciting opportunity has become available for an Assistant Technician to join the team in the Washington UKAS accredited geotechnical soil and materials laboratory.

No experience is required, and full training will be given. This role will lead on to further career progression after initial training has been successfully completed. Suitable candidates will have an interest in a career working in a soil laboratory environment.

Key roles and responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Performing a variety of tests on soil, rock and aggregate samples to the highest level of safety and quality standards.
Develop an understanding of the test methods and why samples are tested.
Assisting in the calibration and maintenance of all technical equipment.
Maintaining a clean and orderly laboratory environment.
Ensuring the quality of work produced is to high standards and tested in a timely manner.

Required experience

5+ GCSEs including English, Maths and Science.
Good numeracy and literacy: able to write clearly and accurately
A good eye for detail, diligent in following procedures.
Good IT skills, especially the use of MS Excel.

There will be lots of manual handling involved in the role and will require moving heavy items on a frequent basis.

Person specification:

Organised with a methodical approach
Good team player
Strong communication skills
Good level of literacy and numeracy

Salary and benefits:

Salary – £Commensurate with experience
Contributory Pension Scheme
The option to purchase additional annual leave, life assurance, cycle to work scheme and more.
Regular training and career development

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter. For more information please contact Beth Sproston, HR Business Partner, on

At RSK we operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation, adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all. The company prides itself on providing employees with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development and enabling them to reach their full potential. Listed as being in the top 3 environmental consultancies and listed in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

Furthermore, retaining our employees is the building block of a successful organisation and we want to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working, social activities, and community involvement projects.

RSK is also committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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