Fixed Term Contract
Laboratory Equipment Technician - Day Shift
We have several opportunities experienced LLaboratory Equipment Technicians based in Warwickshire who are comfortable working within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.
As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience in a fast-paced and dynamic laboratory environment.
This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.
As a Laboratory Equipment Technician, you will be responsible for managing the equipment needed for patient sample processing.
You will be the first port of call for equipment failure investigation and diagnosis where possible. Additionally, you will also be responsible for contacting the relevant equipment engineer and ensuring the correct tools/services are present for the resolution of equipment issues.
You will then oversee any repairs and ensure the correct documentation is produced and completed by the relevant personnel following a report and repair.
As a Laboratory Equipment Technician you will also be responsible for lab equipment upkeep. To this end you will need to liaise with the purchasing department (the people who physically arrange for repairs/servicing payments) and the legal team (to make sure contracts are in place for this).
You will also be responsible for communication of equipment failure to wider teams e.g senior management, logistics/process team and all activities must be completed to the laboratory's accreditation standards.
This role requires individuals who are keen to problem solve and think critically about the issues in hand.
In order to be successful in the role of Laboratory Equipment Technician you'll need the following education, experience and skills:
- BSc Honours degree in a biological science
- Extensive experience in a laboratory setting (academic, clinical or industrial)
- Experience of using a biosafety cabinet
- Experience of using and troubleshooting PCR related equipment
- Experience of maintaining documents and procedures within laboratory accreditation specifications (ISO15189:2012 / ISO17025:2019)
- A comprehensive understanding of health and safety protocols in a lab environment
- Evidence of excellent communication and team-working skills
- Evidence of excellent attention to detail
- Evidence of organisation skills
As well as a competitive rate of pay (including a retention bonus), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.
This role will require you to work one of the following shift patterns and will require full flexibility. Please be aware that you will be required to work one weekend day upon undertaking the daytime shift pattern.
- Day Shift pattern option 1: 37.5 hours over 4 days (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
- Day shift pattern option 2: 37.5 hours over 4 days (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
- Day shift pattern option 3: 37.5 hours over 4 days (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
- Sunrise shift pattern: 37.5 hours over 5 days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
We do also offer alternative shift options available, as follows:
- Full-time nights
- Part-time nights
To learn more, please speak to our team.
You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.
This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focused on delivering the best possible outcome.
Please be aware that BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) including a media check, is the required level of screening for all staff working at the Leamington Spa Laboratory.
If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply now.
This job advertisement refers to an assignment with NHS Test and Trace. The Impellam Group is working in partnership with NHS Test and Trace so you will be employed on a fixed term employment basis with an Employing Agency within the Impellam Group and not directly employed by NHS Test and Trace. Employing Agencies belonging to the Impellam Group include SRG, Medacs, Lorien and Blue Arrow. Contractual employment terms and conditions will be set out by the Employing Agency.