Quality Control Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship - Thermo Fisher Scientific

Cogent Ssc Limited

East Grinstead, RH19 1XZ

Closes in 8 days (Wednesday 31 July)

Posted on 8 July 2024


Summary

This role is to support the QC Team by; ensuring all testing cultures are pure, manufacturing agar, and calibrating/maintaining QC equipment such as pipettes and the autoclave. The role also includes the responsibility to carry out site-wide environmental monitoring and finished product testing of Sensititre manufactured products.

Annual wage
£23,781.76 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Laboratory technician (level 3)
Hours
Start Time: 08:15 Finish Time: 17:00 (15:00 finish on Friday). X1 Unpaid 45 minute lunch break and x2 Paid 15 minute “tea” breaks – Daily.

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August

Duration

2 Years

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Apprenticeship Certificate in Laboratory Technician Level 3
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

Where you’ll work

Unit 17-19

Birches Industrial Estate

East Grinstead

RH19 1XZ

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

COGENT SSC LIMITED

Your training course

Laboratory technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Comply with health and safety policies and procedures including HASWA, COSHH, risk assessments, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), manual handling, emergency procedures.
  • Maintain excellent housekeeping, in accordance with organisation Standard Procedures
  • Order and control stocks of laboratory materials where required
  • Identify, organise and use resources effectively to complete tasks applying the concepts of resource efficiency e.g energy, water and waste
  • Adhere to internal and external regulatory requirements e.g. GLP, GMP, GDP
  • Prepare for, and perform, laboratory experiments, tests or tasks following any specified methodologies to provide reliable, accurate data e.g. weighing, pipetting, filtering, spectroscopic techniques, chromatography techniques
  • Demonstrate technical competence in the use of specified instruments and equipment
  • Report faults and seek diagnostic advice to maintain equipment in good working order, including calibration where required
  • Complete documentation proficiently
  • Keep accurate records of laboratory work undertaken and results
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports.
  • Use simple statistical techniques for data presentation and evaluation e. g calculation of median and standard deviation, production of graphs
  • Demonstrate problem solving techniques including identification of sources of error and how they can be reduced e.g. human error
  • Use standard software packages and applications e.g. Microsoft Office suite
  • Use Laboratory Information Management systems to support their work
  • Address non-routine problems with samples and instrumentation, within defined areas
  • Identify relevant information from scientific sources e.g. supervisors, literature etc. in order to contribute to solutions
  • Participate in continuous performance improvement of systems and processes relevant to the work environment e.g. workplace organisation techniques, accreditation (e.g. ISO, UKAS) and proficiency testing.
  • Evaluate data, recognise and call attention to anomalous or unusual results
  • Comply with health and safety policies and procedures including HASWA, COSHH, risk assessments, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), manual handling, emergency procedures.
  • Maintain excellent housekeeping, in accordance with organisation Standard Procedures
  • Order and control stocks of laboratory materials where required
  • Identify, organise and use resources effectively to complete tasks applying the concepts of resource efficiency e.g energy, water and waste
  • Adhere to internal and external regulatory requirements e.g. GLP, GMP, GDP
  • Prepare for, and perform, laboratory experiments, tests or tasks following any specified methodologies to provide reliable, accurate data e.g. weighing, pipetting, filtering, spectroscopic techniques, chromatography techniques
  • Demonstrate technical competence in the use of specified instruments and equipment
  • Report faults and seek diagnostic advice to maintain equipment in good working order, including calibration where required
  • Complete documentation proficiently
  • Keep accurate records of laboratory work undertaken and results
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports.
  • Use simple statistical techniques for data presentation and evaluation e. g calculation of median and standard deviation, production of graphs
  • Demonstrate problem solving techniques including identification of sources of error and how they can be reduced e.g. human error
  • Use standard software packages and applications e.g. Microsoft Office suite
  • Use Laboratory Information Management systems to support their work
  • Address non-routine problems with samples and instrumentation, within defined areas
  • Identify relevant information from scientific sources e.g. supervisors, literature etc. in order to contribute to solutions
  • Participate in continuous performance improvement of systems and processes relevant to the work environment e.g. workplace organisation techniques, accreditation (e.g. ISO, UKAS) and proficiency testing.
  • Evaluate data, recognise and call attention to anomalous or unusual results
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • 5 GCSE's including Maths and English (grade C/4 or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    We can’t consider you if you are under the age of 18 upon starting due to Health and Safety as this position will require working with live bacterial cultures. We also can't consider you if you already have significant laboratory experience.

    About this company

    Our apprenticeship and graduate services have been supporting science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success since 2012.

    https://cogentskills.com/vacancies/ (opens in new tab)

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    On completion of this apprenticeship, you could be eligible to apply to the role of QC Technician which holds a higher level of responsibility to ensure all manufactured Sensititre Products are fit for customer use. Estimated QC Technician Band 4 base salaries range from £28,000-30,0000, with additional shift premium and bonus scheme.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    Cogent Ssc Limited

    Dylan Bailey

    dylan.bailey@cogentskills.com

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262974.

    Apply now

    Closes in 8 days (Wednesday 31 July)

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