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23 days ago
Hanson Contracting
Location: Scunthorpe
Job type: Permanent
Category: General Engineering Jobs
Laboratory Technician

Job Description

Working at Hanson is about being part of One Team. We operate around 300 manufacturing sites in the UK and employ over 3,500 people in a wide range of roles from production workers, plant operators, technicians and drivers to sales, IT, engineering and finance managers. We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, one of the largest building materials manufacturers in the world, employing over 45,000 people at 2,300 locations in 40 countries. Our aim is to be a leading sustainable business and we are committed to being fair, respectful and inclusive and are an equal opportunities employer. We exceed customer expectations through an engaged team that is professional, responsible and reliable. We believe in working safely and sustainably, focusing on a zero-harm workplace and our ambitious target to reduce our CO2 emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. Our employees understand that we do much more than just produce materials: we are vital to ensuring roads can be built and maintained; we manufacture the concrete foundations for buildings such as schools and hospitals; and we are part of major infrastructure projects that will shape the future of the UK.

Description of Team / Department

Manufacturing cement of a consistently high quality is of tremendous importance to us.

We regularly test the physical and chemical profile of our products at our work laboratories and our National Laboratory at Scunthorpe to ensure that our products meet the requirements of our customers and the appropriate British Standards. As a Laboratory Technician, reporting to the Laboratory Manager, you work in a team of seven Laboratory Technicians and are supervised by four Senior Laboratory Technicians. You carry out analysis of cementitious materials, to the highest integrity and in a timely manner. You will also liaise with the Technical Services Manager and Technical Assistants, also based in Scunthorpe, when work crosses between the teams.

Purpose of / Responsibilities of the role

Testing Integrity

Chemical & Physical Analysis of Cementitious materials and Calumite – To carry out analysis in accordance with relevant product standards, specifications and local operating procedures, ensuring good performance to the Heidelberg proficiency scheme.

Monitoring & Reporting Results – To monitor & report results in a correct and timely manner to all interested parties within the business.

Health, Safety and Environment

Laboratory Cleanliness – To ensure that the laboratory and laboratory equipment is kept in a clean condition at all times.

Laboratory Sustainability Performance – To ensure that laboratory tasks are carried out in accordance with the company's Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality Objectives.

Skills / Experience


There are no specific education/qualification requirements required for this role as full training will be provided, although a science qualification would be desirable.

A valid UK driving license is required as travelling to other Hanson sites for training will be necessary.

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of working in a laboratory environment is advantageous.

An understanding of test methods and risk assessments.

IT Skills

Excellent IT skills using standard software packages such as Microsoft Excel and Word.

Ability to assimilate and use IT systems that may be new to the user.

Personal Skills

Ability to communicate effectively with different levels of staff.

Ability to work on own initiative and meet strict deadlines.

A team player.

Excellent Remuneration and Benefits

* 27 days holiday

* Leading pension scheme offering with generous contributions from Hanson.

* 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform. Save money on everything from groceries, electronics, fashion, holidays and much more.
* Ongoing training and development and opportunities to help further your career.
* A comprehensive structured induction programme.
* Experience within a well-respected global market leader.
* Benefits supporting you and your family, such as Cycle to work, voluntary Life assurance.
* Access to discounted private medical benefits
* Paid day off to Volunteer every year
* Holiday Purchase Scheme
* Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice

Additional Details

Location: Scunthorpe
Full Time / Part Time: full time
Working Hours: 40.00 hrs
Contract Type: Permanent
Shift Description: Monday to Friday, 0800-1630

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