Kickstart - Laboratory Assistant Placement

Job details
Posting date: 23 October 2021
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 December 2021
Location: Camelford, PL329XW
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000288623

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Saputo Dairy Uk Ltd

What you’ll do at Saputo Dairy UK
Collect final product and in process samples to be delivered to the analytical lab for testing. Take water samples from various samples points for chemical and microbiological HACCP testing. Calibrate analytical equipment in several site process testing areas / satellite laboratories and to stock them with consumables. Support in storage organization of consumables and delivery of consumables to process testing areas (satellite laboratories) around the site. Test the output of the site Waste Water Treatment Plant. Subsample liquid and powder final products for testing.
Who’s right for the role?
A holder of a GCSE (Grade D/4) or Function Skill (Level 1) in English and Math’s at least. The ideal candidate will hold a qualification in a science-based subject but this is not essential. Someone who is able to use MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook. The ideal candidate will definitely be able to follow Health & Safety and Food Safety instructions, have good communication skills, with the ability to communicate with Team Shift Managers, Production Operatives and Laboratory Analysts effectively. Someone who is able to complete tasking to a strict timeline. The successful candidate will need to be able to work without supervision and take responsibility for time keeping and to follow strict hygiene and health and safety requirements. The reach of the sample points across site is wide so the post holder will be walking for up to one third of their time on site. There will also be a requirement to get into and out of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) several times a day to collect the samples. Full training will be given. A driving license is desirable to use a road vehicle to visit the Waste Water Treatment Plant to collect samples although applications will still be considered if unable to carry out this part of the job role due to not having a licence.
Hours: The site operates 24/7. The contract is for 39 hours per week but the Rota is for an average for 42 hours per week, working 12 hr. shifts 3 on, 3 off covering weekends and Bank Holidays. This means there will
be guaranteed overtime paid for 3 hours per week. The start time is 7am and the shift ends at 7pm.

Driving license is desirable but not essential. English and Maths GCSE (Grade D/4) or Functional Skills (Level 1). A qualification in a science based subject could be an advantage. Ability to use MS Office programmers would be an advantage.

Starts at 7am and ends at 7pm. Contract is for 39 hrs./ week but Rota is for 42 hrs./ week, working 12 hr shifts.


Food and Drink Passport: Tasty Careers Induction.

Saputo Dairy Induction: Onsite induction covering company overview, Health and Safety Level 2, Environmental Awareness, Food Hygiene Level 2. Where possible, other training in manual handling will also be provided.

On the job training to operate the Analytical Equipment Calibration located within satellite laboratories, to test the Waste Water Treatment Plant and subsampling of liquid and dried finished products.

Opportunity for a permanent role: This is a temporary new role, however, consideration is being given to it becoming permanent Everyone on a placement will be able to apply for all suitable roles in other departments, widely advertised on site noticeboards and the company intranet.

What can Saputo Dairy UK do for you?
An opportunity to be part of a high performing team producing the Nations favorite branded Cheddar.
Comprehensive training to enable you to do your role.
Development opportunities.
Free, onsite parking.
Discounted branded products.
Subsidized staff restaurant.
Holidays (17 x 12 hrs shifts).
Free and clean work uniforms and personal locker.
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