ABOUT US

DOWN TO EARTH. AND WATER.

John and Karan Campbell, co-founders of Chemtech Environmental, have been getting down and dirty with clients since 2001. Working previously for other labs, they’d seen it all. Lost samples, missed deadlines, promises made and not kept. Fed up with making excuses for poor performance, they decided to go it alone, setting up Chemtech Environmental to challenge shoddy standards and accepted industry norms. Operating from small industrial premises, the tide started to shift when they introduced a 5-day testing turnaround as standard service. A steadily growing customer base came to rely on fast, accurate and reliable reporting and the company was able to grow into a 30,000 sqft purpose-designed lab facility. The company has grown but the commitment to provide 5-star customer service remains, and we’re still pushing the envelope. What other lab would be championing a minionesque man in a white coat as a company mascot?

MEET OUR ELEMENTS

WHY NOT JOIN OUR PERIODIC TABLE?

As a growing business we’re always looking for talented, like-minded people to join us. If you think you’re that special element we’re missing, why not get in touch?

Vacancies

Laboratory Technician

JOB REF:2580
PACKAGE: £17,374.50 to £21,000 dependent on experience
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week
DURATION: Permanent
CLOSING DATE: 27th October 2021

Our purpose-designed lab tests muck and water. We do it really well – to nationally accredited standards. There are other labs who offer testing, but we’re fast, accurate and reliable and we guarantee our turnaround times. We’ve got lots of work. And that’s where you come in.

Requirements of a Lab Technician: 

  • Ability to work independently using good judgement, and as a team player
  • Resourceful, reliable and self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and listening
  • Adept at time management and able to work with deadlines
  • Flexible, accommodating and positive approach

Responsibilities of a Lab Technician:

  • Prepare samples
  • Conduct basic chemical analysis
  • Calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the instruments
  • Keeping logs and NWR’s up to date
  • Complying with Quality Standards and adhering to Health & Safety
  • Keeping work areas clean and tidy plus general housekeeping duties as requested by the Lab Manager

 You’re enthusiastic, organised and willing to learn. You’ve GCSEs and/or BTECs under your belt. If they’re in a Science related subject, you’ll go to the top of the shortlist. If you have previous experience working in a lab environment, we’d love to hear from you. We kindly ask you to include a CV and covering letter with your application.

 To apply please follow this link 2580 Laboratory Technician – Indeed.com and apply with a CV and covering letter.

Sample Reception Technician

JOB REF:2582
PACKAGE: National minimum wage to £20,000 p/a
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week
DURATION: Permanent
CLOSING DATE: 28th October 2021 (advert may close earlier if the number of applicants exceed expectations)

As a member of frontline Sample Reception team, you’ll be an integral part in the smooth running of the department; ensuring samples are booked-in and prepared for testing by the lab as quickly as possible. Key tasks include: 

  • Taking receipt of samples and ensuring deliveries match consignment logs
  • Liaising with clients regarding test instructions, discrepancies or queries by phone, email and in person
  • Conducting sample assessments and booking-in jobs
  • Preparing samples and paperwork for the Sample Preparation team
  • Preparing purchase orders and samples for subcontracting
  • Completing Quality Assurance checks
  • Maintaining sample storage system and logs

 Most importantly, you’ll be happy to roll up your sleeves and get stuck-in because you love to keep busy. Being busy, you’ll be part of an overtime rota which will involve working some weekends as well as additional hours during the week when needed.

 You’re the kind of person who takes pride in keeping your work area clean (despite the muck). You’re keen to communicate with colleagues and quick to learn. That’s important because you’ll be fully trained by our brilliant team of Technicians.

 You’ll be qualified to GCSE/BTEC level, have laser-focus attention to detail and will have experience working with Microsoft packages.

 To apply please go to 2582 – Sample Reception Technician – Indeed.com and submit an application with a CV and covering letter.

Inorganic Chemist

JOB REF:2579
PACKAGE: £18k-£25k pa dependent on experience, 24 days annual leave (+ stats), contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week
DURATION: Permanent position with a 6-month probation period
CLOSING DATE: 26th October 2021

You’re enthusiastic, organised and confident. You’ve a minimum of 2-year hands-on experience with ICP-OES/ICP-MS, IC and Skalar, in a commercial environment with a high throughput and working to demanding deadlines. Knowledge of the analytical instrumentation and UKAS accreditation means you get a gold star against your name.

Requirements of an Inorganic Chemist:

  • Ability to work independently using good judgement, and as a team player
  • Resourceful, reliable and self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic
  • Exceptional organisational skills with a high consideration to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and listening
  • Adept at time management and able to work with deadlines
  • Flexible, accommodating and positive approach
  • Use initiative to achieve results and take ownership of workload
  • Demonstrate resilience under pressure

Responsibilities of an Inorganic Chemist:

  • Prepare and analyse samples using different analytical techniques and wet chemistry
  • Calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the instruments
  • Keeping logs and NWR’s up to date
  • Complying with Quality Standards and adhering to Health & Safety
  • Keeping work areas clean and tidy plus general housekeeping duties as requested by the Lab Manager
  • Oversee Technicians

To apply please follow this link 2579 – Inorganic Chemist – Indeed.com and apply with a CV and covering letter.

Inorganics Co-ordinator

JOB REF:2581
PACKAGE: £25k-£30k per annum, 24 days annual leave (+ stats), contributory pension scheme
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week
DURATION: Permanent
CLOSING DATE: 27th October 2021

Requirements of an Inorganics Co-ordinator: 

  • Experienced analyst
  • Ability to work independently using good judgement, and as a team player
  • Resourceful, reliable and self-motivated
  • Demonstrable management/leadership skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Exceptional organisational skills with a high consideration to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and listening
  • Adept at time management and able to work with deadlines
  • Flexible, accommodating and positive approach
  • Use initiative to achieve results and take ownership of workload
  • Demonstrate resilience under pressure

Responsibilities of an Inorganics Co-ordinator:

  • Plan and monitor workload ensuring deadlines are met by your team
  • Prepare and analyse samples using different analytical techniques including:
    • ICP-OES/ICP-MS
    • IC
    • Skalar
    • TOC and DOC
    • Wet chemistry
  • Empower your team to calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot problems with instruments
  • Ensure your team are keeping logs and NWR’s up to date plus submitting PT results in a timely manner
  • Complying with Quality Standards and adhering to Health & Safety
  • Proactively contribute ideas for continuous improvement and encourage your team to follow your lead
  • Keeping work areas clean and tidy plus general housekeeping duties as requested by the Lab Manager

 You’ve a sound education in a chemistry-related discipline with a minimum of 5 years hands-on experience, ideally in a commercial environment with a high throughput and working to demanding deadlines.

 If you’re currently employed, or have previously been employed, in an environmental and/or contract laboratory sector, you’ll jump to the top of our shortlist. Knowledge of UKAS accreditation means you get a gold star against your name.

 We kindly ask you to include a CV and covering letter with your application.

 To apply please follow this 2581 – Inorganics Co-ordinator – Indeed.com and apply with a CV and covering letter.

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Greencroft Industrial Park
Stanley
County Durham
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The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development Europe investing in rural areas

Project Scale Up

This project will help Chemtech Environmental to achieve its ambitious growth plan to become the UK’s largest independent chemical analysis testing laboratory by purchasing business-critical instrumentation to deliver increased volume of work and diverse services to customers.

It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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