Apprentice Production Laboratory Technician

Endeavour Speciality Chemicals Ltd
12, Low March Industrial Estate, Low March, Daventry, NN11 4SD
£14,000.00 annually
07 Jun 2021
17 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Duties to include:
  • Assist in the operation of laboratory production and control equipment on a daily basis against the weekly plan
  • Liaise with Team Leader to organise work to meet agreed targets
  • Under guidance by the Team Leader make sure raw material stocks are monitored and any shortfalls reported
  • Ensure all documentation is completed in a timely and legible manner to ensure production and process control records are kept up-to-date
  • Comply with all sampling and control requirements as specified in the control plan for manufacturing processes under operation
  • Ensure that all written Process Directions and Standard Operating Procedures are followed and any inconsistencies or unclear instructions are brought to the attention of the Team Leader
  • Undertake any on-the-job training as required
  • Operate to good standards of housekeeping at all times
  • Undertake the safe operation of plant equipment and machinery at all times
  • Comply with all company procedures and legislative requirements for chemicals handling and plant operation by utilising the correct PPE and other relevant control measures
  • Be aware of relevant COSHH and Risk assessments for the activities they undertake
  • Prevent wastage of materials and energy resources by the operation of environmentally sound working practices
  • Comply with all relevant company procedures for waste minimisation, segregation, treatment and control

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • IT skills desirable
  • Good manual dexterity

Personal qualities

  • A positive attitude
  • A willingness to learn
  • Comfortable in challenging and questioning information
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Enjoy a scientific environment and working with others

Desired qualifications

  • You must possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) - grades 7-4/A - C including Science, maths and English
  • You must have gained a minimum of 104 UCAS points at A-level (grades; B,C,C), with one being Chemistry. Equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, DDM, in a scientific discipline is also acceptable

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, candidates will be able to apply for further positions.

Things to consider

Roles involves the manufacture of High Impact Aroma Chemicals, therefore requires the handling of odorous materials.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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