Laboratory Technician

Location: Oldbury
Salary: £9.80 p/h
Reference: LabTech
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Gap Personnel, operating as an employment business, are currently looking to recruit a Laboratory Technician for one of the world’s largest metal recycling companies based in Oldbury.


Working hours




£9.80 p/h


Job Duties:

  • Aware of the Hazards within the laboratory and following all Laboratory Health and safety procedures
  • Follow all plant Health and Safety procedures on the site, when collecting samples in production areas
  • Report any issues with regard to Health and Safety to management
  • Have a sound of knowledgeable understanding of data management, being able to collate data and produce clear and concise reports
  • Have a good understanding of materials properties, specifically plastics, metals and minerals
  • Working as part of a team of Laboratory Technicians, carrying out routine analytical testing to support plant operations this includes both products produced by the separation process and also analysis of materials by hand sorting
  • Analysing daily samples of indeed and outputs from the process to determinate composition of materials by hand sorting
  • Using Sieves to determinate sizing of the of the materials
  • Determinate target plastic concentrations by density measurement
  • Analytical testing will also cover
  • XRF to determine metal concentrations
  • FTIR, to determine plastic types
  • Carrying out in – process sampling to measure process performance and develop improvements to the process
  • Sampling water treatment process to ensure safety controls are working correctly
  • Supporting other departments within the scope of the business e.g. Process management, engineering and production
  • Producing daily sample reports and maintain records of all samples analysed


  • Previous experience of factory laboratory Technician work
  • Able to work flexibly across shift patterns

Personal Characteristics

  • Takes personal responsibility
  • Strong work ethic
  • Use their initiative
  • Constantly striving to achieve high standards
  • Able to take instructions
  • Willing to try new things and ways of working
  • Learn from their mistakes
  • Loyal to the business and each other
  • Happy to help their colleagues

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