John and Karan Campbell, co-founders of Chemtech Environmental, have been getting down and dirty with clients since 2002. 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 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?



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?


POSITION: inorganic chemist

JOB REF: 2557

PACKAGE: £18,000 to £25,000 per annum

24 days annual leave (+ stats), contributory pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

DURATION: Permanent following a successful 6 month probationary period

CLOSING DATE: 17 May 2021

DESCRIPTION: We’re filthy and we’re proud of it.

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 have a lot of clients. It’s important we keep them happy and give them an exceptional customer experience. And that’s where you come in.

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

Responsibilities of an Inorganic Chemist:

  • Prepare and analyse samples using different analytical techniques including:
  • IC
  • Skalar
  • TOC and DOC
  • 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

You’re enthusiastic, organised and confident. You’ve a degree in a chemistry related discipline or a minimum of 1-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, you’ll jump to the top of our shortlist. Knowledge of analytical instrumentation and UKAS accreditation means you’ll get a gold star against  your name.

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Unit 6 Parkhead
Greencroft Industrial Park
County Durham

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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