Senior Laboratory Technician

Location: Bridgend
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: £22,000
Reference: seniorlaboratorytechnician
Contact Name: Holly Nagle
Expiry Date: 2022-02-13

gap personnel (operating as an employment business) are currently looking for Senior Laboratory Technicians on behalf of a well-known company who provide high-quality products and services to the global clinical laboratory and immunohematology communities. This is a global brand which is expanding year on year. We are looking for long-term staff who ideally have experience working in a Warehouse/Laboratory. As a valued team member with this company, you will part of the growing of this business and create your own career path. You will be provided with a world-class workplace where you will be able to thrive and there are no limits to opportunities or new directions which will allow you to realise your full potential. 

As a Senior Laboratory Technician, you will be responsible for supervising and co-ordinating scientist investigations and experiments. You will provide technical support, maintaining and operate standard laboratory equipment. You will be working alongside other Laboratory Technicians.


  • Attention to Detail – ability to analyse and interpret information
  • Use of pipettes
  • Good attendance & Time Keeping
  • Problem-Solving
  • Organisational Skills
  • Multitasking  
  • Ability to communicate with all members of operational team
  • Ability to deal with complex processes and systems
  • Ability to challenge complexity at a lower level
  • Strong ability to work within present limits in consultation with group leader, using discretion and flexibility to achieve objectives
  • Influences events and initiatives appropriate actions rather than awaiting instructions from senior members of staff
  • Knowledge and understanding of HR policies

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provide technical advice and assistance to other Laboratory Technicians
  • Sample Preparation – use of pipettes
  • Completed and signed off paperwork
  • Adhere to all health & safety policies and procedures
  • Making up given kits for unapproved storage and further testing
  • Making sure all equipment is sterilised and calibrated
  • Setting up assay trays with individual in-house controls, setting controls, calibrators and negatives, bio rads etc. ready for sampling
  • Manual Handling
  • Recording all tests and scientist information

Additional Duties:

  • Assist in the training of new starters
  • Undertake projects tasks if requested
  • Deputising for senior team members when required

Minimum Experience/Education: 

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s
  • Experience of working as Laboratory Technician, (experienced or Senior)  
  • High level of visual awareness
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office (including excel)
  • Experience in drafting reports and collating data.


  • Long Term role, and progressive career options
  • Yearly Pay Rises
  • 24 Hour Gym on site
  • Free Tea & Coffee Vending Machines
  • Canteen on site
  • Working for a global brand

Additional Information:

  • Working in extreme cold where temperature can range between 2/8 to -20 degrees C.
  • Protective equipment required: safety shoes, eyewear, gloves, ear protection, respirator
  • Working around moving machinery

Contract: 1 year contract, which can become permanent contract for the right candidate.

Start date: ASAP, Interviews are being held.

Shifts: 6am-2pm/2pm-10pm rotating 

Salary: Starting Salary £22,000 per year

Overtime: Monday-Friday 1.5 x hourly rate, Saturday & Sunday 1.75 x hourly rate

To apply, please submit your CV or alternatively please call gap personnel on 01443 843499.

gap personnel group are committed to the selection, recruitment, and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job.

Closing date for application is the 14th February 2022. 

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