Laboratory Support Assistant

R.C. Treatt & Co. Ltd Northern Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6NL

Part Time | Posted 27 weeks ago


Job title: Laboratory Support Assistant
Reporting to: Quality Team Leader - Classical
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hours: Part-time 25 hours per week

The Opportunity

Do you enjoy working within a laboratory based environment, and providing invaluable support to a team of analysts? If so, this could be the perfect role for you.

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavour and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.

On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.

We think Treatt’s a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:

“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita Cooper, Analytical chemist

“Treatt is in that perfect sweet spot of being small enough to have a friendly and supportive community but also has the resources to have big ideas which really push the boat out in terms of creativity. There is real support for you as a person here and that’s what makes it such a great place to work. The fragrance and flavour industry and Treatt as a whole is magical!” – Barney Wells, QC Laboratory Assistant

What you’ll be doing

After training you will be responsible for, but not limited to:
• Maintaining chemical Inventory for the QC laboratory and purchase items necessary for routine and non-routine analysis
• Carrying out initial reviews on all samples coming into the laboratory, bulk, split and distribute to the relevant areas/lab personnel
• Washing up glassware
• Preparing reagents and standards for routine and non-routine analysis
• Maintaining QC retained sample library
• Ensuring that the working area in the laboratory is maintained in a clean and orderly condition

What we're looking for

We are looking for someone who has GCSES in English, Maths and Science, experience of working within a laboratory environment would be an advantage but not essential. You will have a genuine passion for what you do and want to work in an environment that celebrates progress, teamwork and dedication.

Our department is busy. We need someone who can run with the pack but also bring their own personality to their work.

You should be personable, friendly and supportive, acknowledging that you’ll get to work with colleagues from all seniority levels across all departments on a daily basis.

What we’ll do for you

Excellent package which includes basic pay; discretionary annual bonus; BUPA; pension scheme with 9% employer contribution; life assurance, group income protection, eye sight testing, free shares. As well as our mandatory training we also offer courses around personal development and wellbeing.

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