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Lab Technician - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Job Introduction

Lab Technician - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Full time, Monday to Friday
Day shift, 08:00-16:30
​Site-based, Skipton


Job Purpose
Responsible for cleaning laboratory glassware, laboratory housekeeping, sending of samples to external laboratories, stock control and ordering. To perform all duties in accordance with written procedures and the site quality management system (adherence to cGMP at all times).

Key Responsibilities

  • Clean laboratory glassware and other items to the high standard required for scientific work (using glassware washer or cleaning by hand as appropriate).
  • Distribute clean and sterile glassware within the laboratory.
  • Maintain inventory of glassware and glass washing supplies, order and replace items as needed.
  • Assist with the cleaning and general housekeeping of the laboratories as directed, including putting away cleaned glassware and other items.
  • Assist with ordering laboratory supplies such as chemical reagents, columns and solvents.
  • Control lab stock levels (perform stock checks and rotation of stock).
  • Calibration of equipment (including but not limited to): balances, pH meter, density meter, viscometer, drop point.
  • Empty specialist waste bins and containers and remove to appropriate processing point.
  • Comply with GMP, GLP and Health and Safety standards at all times.
  • Preparation and dispatch of samples to external laboratories.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed the jobholder is required to perform other reasonable duties assigned upon completion of training.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Stock levels maintained
  • Glassware and equipment available to analysts at all times
  • Waste removed from the lab in accordance with written procedures and HSE.

Role Responsibility

So what's the role?
You'll be responsible for cleaning laboratory glassware, laboratory housekeeping, sending of samples to external laboratories, stock control and ordering. To perform all duties in accordance with written procedures and the site quality management system (adherence to cGMP at all times).

Additional responsibilities will include the below;

  • Clean laboratory glassware and other items to the high standard required for scientific work (using glassware washer or cleaning by hand as appropriate).
  • Distribute clean and sterile glassware within the laboratory.
  • Maintain inventory of glassware and glass washing supplies, order and replace items as needed.
  • Assist with the cleaning and general housekeeping of the laboratories as directed, including putting away cleaned glassware and other items.
  • Assist with ordering laboratory supplies such as chemical reagents, columns and solvents.
  • Control lab stock levels (perform stock checks and rotation of stock).
  • Calibration of equipment (including but not limited to): balances, pH meter, density meter, viscometer, drop point.
  • Empty specialist waste bins and containers and remove to appropriate processing point.
  • Comply with GMP, GLP and Health and Safety standards at all times.
  • Preparation and dispatch of samples to external laboratories.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed the jobholder is required to perform other reasonable duties assigned upon completion of training.

The Ideal Candidate

What do you need to bring to the table?
Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking for a new challenge or starting your journey within pharmaceuticals we’d love hear from you and look forward to seeing your ambition and passion for testing. The below skills and experience will also stand you in good stead;

  • Scientific background (previous lab experience/ FE study of a scientific subject)
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to understand and follow procedures when undertaking duties
  • Scientific background (previous lab experience/ FE study of a scientific subject)
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to understand and follow procedures when undertaking duties
  • Careful, conscientious and thorough approach, paying attention to detail to ensure agreed standards are met
  • Ability to work independently upon completion of training
  • Excellent customer service skills, highly motivated
  • High regard for safety, cGMP, site policies and procedures
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong communicator
  • Strong team building and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, driven and resourceful
  • Results focussed. Committed to ensuring projects are completed correctly and on time. Setting priorities and planning 
  • Versatility and flexibility and a willingness to work with constantly changing priorities with passion and enthusiasm

Package Description

So, what’s in it for you?
An opportunity to join a well established and vibrant team where you can raise the bar and push your potential. We expect you to grow in line with our company values while you work alongside our talented professionals. You’ll be offered a competitive salary in addition to;

  • Average 36 hour working week (with a day off every other Friday!!)
  • Working hours - 8am - 4.30pm
  • Plenty of training and development opportunities
  • 22.5 days annual leave + Bank holidays
  • Option to buy a week's holiday each year
  • 8% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Free access to Headspace App
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free on-site parking

About the Company

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high-quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide. It’s a great time to join our modern Skipton facility and further investment for the Skipton site means that we’re in an exciting period of positive change for the business.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business.

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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