Operations Support Technician / Lab Technician

Our Client is looking for an Operations Support Technician / Lab Technician, on a permanent staff basis, location in Fawley, Southampton.
The Operations Support Technician will be responsible for providing technical and analytical support to production to ensure safe, timely and efficient manufacture. This role will initially be a night shift position, before moving to a rotating day and night shift pattern. The successful candidate will be trained on days before moving to night shifts when trained and competent.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Quality control testing of all raw materials, in process samples, finished products and returns.
  • Shift coverage as part of the OST shift team.
  • Effectively communicate any QC failures to the interested parties on the Fawley site where required. Responsible for fault finding on problem batches; enabling the timely release of products to customers or recovery routes for non-conforming material.
  • Be responsible for maintaining all QC records including information in the SAP database. Updating QC work instructions and procedures as required, including the development of new work procedures on introduction of new analytical tests / equipment.
  • Assists as required during the introduction of new products into the plant, including creation and maintenance of recipe and specification data in SAP database and preliminary blending and testing prior to full scale manufacture.
  • Ensure all equipment is operating in good order and kept in calibration according to the required schedule,
  • Understand all the relevant QHSE procedures for the company Fawley Plant, and specifically the QC Laboratory.

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree/HNC in science related qualification or experience in a laboratory.
  • Experience in technical or plant-based position with a good knowledge of organic chemistry.
  • Practical understanding of laboratory equipment.
  • Excellent communication, time management and prioritisation skills.
  • A flexible approach to working and ability to work with others to achieve objectives.