Carbon8 Systems, Chatham – Laboratory Technician (Level 3 Apprenticeship)

Location
Chatham, Kent
Salary
£14,000 p/a
Posted
23 Apr 2021
Closes
23 May 2021
Specialism
Science / Research
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
June
Duration
18-24 months

Vacancy description

The jobholder will be responsible for the testing of incoming samples from prospective and established company clients, and reporting the results of this testing to the Technical Manager and the Technical Director as appropriate. This will involve testing materials for their reactivity to CO2, chemical and physical characteristics as well as undertaking leaching tests specific to the material’s country of origin. The jobholder will also be responsible for producing small batches of carbonated products for testing with a particular focus on aggregate and concrete testing.

Another stream of work will be supporting research and development on new products and technological innovations. This could involve working with specialist chemicals or novel materials such as nanoparticles and aerogels as well as studying the effects of process alterations.

The Carbon8 team is currently fewer than 10 people so the jobholder will immediately become an integral team member essential the company’s success and involved in core activities. The jobholder will report to the Technical Manager but will be in regularly contact with almost all team members and should be prepared to work with anyone requiring laboratory support.