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?




JOB REF: 2540

PACKAGE:  up to £35,000 dependent on experience

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

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

DURATION: Permanent (6 months probation period)

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’ve got lots of work. And that’s where you come in.

 Your remit is to support the Quality Manager in the day to day running of the Quality team. You will be Robin to his Batman, even stepping into his rubber-clad boots in his absence.

You will help guide the Quality team and champion continuous improvement across the lab with a laser focus on ensuring compliance with our Quality Manual UKAS and MCERTS Accreditation Standards.

Swift resolution of quality issues relating to non-conformances is critical and you will play a leading role in achieving this because you communicate well and have exceptional organisational skills.    

Auditing will be second nature to you and experience in undertaking internal audits (Quality System, Vertical and Method) is highly desirable.       

Having spent a minimum of 2 years in a Quality role, you will have honed your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. You will be able to identify areas for improvement in processes and pose actions with attention to detail that is second to none.

Deadlines are your driving force but you always have a keen eye on meeting standards. This has been developed through experience of working in a third-party accredited environment that has a commercial focus.

Any previous knowledge or experience of analytical lab testing and/or working in a fast-paced contract lab sends you straight to the top of our shortlist.

To apply hit the button below and send your CV and covering letter quoting the job reference.


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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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