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Analytical Technician Apprentice

Johnson Matthey Technology Centre
Blounts Court, Reading, RG4 9NH
£16,000.00 - £19,000.00 annually
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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  • Uphold the highest standards of EHS and maintain a good safety culture through compliance to EHS standards, procedures and rules within the electron microscopy section
  • Support laboratory steward in the basement.
  • Communicate with scientists to ensure appropriate sample preparation in discussion with the analyst
  • Ensure close chain of custody for samples in electron microscopy queue.
  • Provide training to scientists on the polishing wheels when they want to do their samples
  • Eventually provide first line support to ad-hoc users of JEOL scanning electron microscope and Keyence optical microscope
  • To plan and conduct the preparation of samples for analysis and be able to judge that samples are fit for purpose
  • To regularly manage the electron microscopy queue system
  • Take primary responsibility for arranging the collection and disposal of hazardous waste from electron microscopy
  • Take primary responsibility for maintaining adequate stocks of consumables for electron microscopy
  • To prepare and ship samples and hazardous materials to other JM sites.
  • To carry out any other duties that are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Demonstrates organisational skills
  • Willingness to comply with Health and Safety guidance
  • Desirable Knowledge of analytical techniques

Personal qualities

  • Careful and diligent approach to work, ability to work with small samples
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Capability to communicate with people of all levels
  • Desirable Knowledge and experience of good laboratory practice
  • A high degree of technical problem solving

Desired qualifications

A Level or equivalent in a scientific subject is essential

Future prospects

The Apprenticeship is 36 months with the opportunity to continue to work with Johnson Matthey upon successful completion and also continue into a Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship.
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