Laboratory Equipment Technician - Day Shift

Location Royal Leamington Spa
Discipline: Lab
Salary: ££33696 per annum + 10% retention bonus
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Job ref: RLS005_1635525648
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

We're currently seeking Laboratory Equipment Technician based in and around Warwickshire to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme, helping society's return to a more normal way of life.

Gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community and join a supportive environment where training and accreditation (where relevant) will be provided for this role.

What you can expect:

  • The first port of call for equipment failure investigation and diagnosis where possible

Responsible for contacting the relevant equipment engineer and ensuring the correct tools/services are present for the resolution of equipment issues

  • Oversee any repairs and ensure the correct documentation is produced and completed by the relevant personnel following a report and repair

  • Responsible for lab equipment upkeep and liaising 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)

  • Communicate equipment failures to wider teams e.g senior management, logistics/process team and all activities must be completed to the laboratory's accreditation standards

What we're looking for:

  • BSc Honours degree in a biological science

  • Extensive experience in a laboratory setting (academic, clinical or industrial)

  • Experience of using a bio safety 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

Please note that Laboratory Equipment Technicians are not required to have extensive knowledge on specialist equipment that will be used in the lab, as you will be given training. However, applicants should have some experience with common molecular biology equipment.

In return:

You will receive a minimum 18-month contract with opportunity to go permanent and competitive rate of pay and a 10% retention bonus (paid at 9 and 18 months). Please note, successful candidates will be required to spend a minimum 3 weeks in training working flexible day patterns (including some weekends) before transitioning onto your shift.

Working hours and shift times

The role will work on rotating day patterns (including some weekend work) with flexible start times.

If you would like to request any reasonable adjustments around start times, working additional hours, learning about different shifts or future opportunities around securing a permanent position, please speak to the team to learn more about how we can accommodate you.

Compliance checks
Please be aware that Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) including a media check is the required level of screening for all staff working at the Leamington Spa Laboratory.

Diversity at NHS Test and Trace
You will be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team that reflects the communities we serve. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and empowering them to contribute fully at work.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today.

Please note: 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 (either SRG, Medacs, Lorien or Blue Arrow) within Impellam Group, in line with contractual employment terms and conditions set out by the respective Employing Agency, and not directly employed by NHS Test and Trace.