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Laboratory / Quality Assistant – 6 Month FTC (5154)
N/A Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire 492 Days Ago
Posted: 26-02-2019
17,766 - 17,766 Per Annum
Monday to Friday, 39 hours per week
Salary: £17,766 per annum

Candidate Requirements:

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Math’s, English and ICT – Grades A-C.
  • Minimum of two years of working in a Laboratory /QA environment.
  • PC skills, including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Job Description:

My client is a manufacturer and global distribution firm offering a substantial benefits package, in-house and industry recognised training and internal development. The role is based in the heart of Stoke on Trent and is commutable from Hanley and surrounding areas, Cheshire, Stafford, Biddulph and Congleton.


The role of the Laboratory / Quality Technician is mainly to conduct sampling and testing procedures as instructed by the Laboratory Manager, Technical Manager or Assistant Technical Manager and in line with Company policy and procedures.


The Laboratory / QA Technician is part of the Laboratory Team and reports to the Laboratory Manager.


The role of the Laboratory / Quality Technician will require spending most of their time at the head office site in the heart of Staffordshire. However, business meetings, off site training and other visits will form part of the role.




  • Sampling of materials and products at various stages of the production process.
  • The Laboratory / Quality Technician will perform routine physical testing and measurements following standard test procedures, comparing the results obtained to documented limits.
  • Measurements of product weights and dimensions in clay, biscuit and glost on NPI and routine production.
  • The Laboratory / Quality Technician will report on test results to the relevant manager, following documented procedures when results are outside limits.
  • Maintenance of the Q209a Item Specification Database.
  • The Laboratory / Quality Technician will conduct calibration checks on equipment included in the calibration system; maintain calibration database.
  • The Laboratory / Quality Technician will be responsible for the production of standard pieces, traceable to the Q209a Item Specification database.
  • Set up and conduct yield improvement trials in clay, biscuit and glost; issue reports and facilitate remedial actions.
  • The Laboratory / Quality Technician will perform testing and appraisal of third-party products.
  • Preparation of plate cover information and reports.
  • General housekeeping to ensure that the work area is kept safe, clean and tidy.
  • Other QA / Laboratory duties as requested.
  • To carry out all duties within the scope of the Company mission and values and to support and encourage practices to meet this end.
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