ABOUT US

DOWN TO EARTH. AND WATER.

John and Karan Campbell, co-founders of Chemtech Environmental, were getting down and dirty with clients for 20 years. 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 was acquired by Cawood, the UK’s largest independent provider of analytical laboratory testing services for the land-based industries, in 2021 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: 2631
PACKAGE: National Minimum Wage to £21,000 dependent on experience, 25 days annual leave (+ stats), contributory pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Company life insurance
HOURS: 37.5 per week
DURATION: Permanent
CLOSING DATE: 5 August 2022 (advert may close sooner if the number of applicants exceed expectations)

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.

When applying, please specify whether you wish to be considered for the fixed-term, permanent or both roles.

To apply please follow this link Laboratory Technician – Indeed.com and submit your CV and covering letter for the relevant role.

Sample Reception Technician

JOB REF: 2630
PACKAGE: National Minimum Wage to £21,000 p/a dependent on experience, 25 days annual leave (+ stats), contributory pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Company life insurance
HOURS: 37.5 per week
DURATION: Permanent
CLOSING DATE: 17 August 2022 (advert may close sooner 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 follow this link Sample Reception Technician – Stanley DH9 – Indeed.com and submit your CV and covering letter for the relevant role.

Logistics Technician

JOB REF: 2632
PACKAGE: Up to £18,525 per annum, 25 days annual leave (+ stats), contributory pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Company life insurance
HOURS: 37.5 per week
DURATION: Permanent position with a six-month probation period
CLOSING DATE: 31st July 2022 (advert may close sooner if the number of applicants exceed expectations)

Requirements of Logistics Technician

  • Independent working using good judgement
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients and other departments
  • Exceptional organisational skills with a high consideration to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, listening, and customer service skills
  • Resourceful, self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Adept at time management and able to work with deadlines
  • A full and clean UK driving license

Responsibilities of Logistics Technician

  • Carry out collections of samples from client’s premises and sites
  • Deliver sample containers to clients and samples for subcontracted analysis to supplier
  • Plan the daily collection route and inform management of any delays or deviations from the pre-planned route
  • Communicate with customers by phone to update them of time of collection/delivery if there have been issues or changes to the estimated time of arrival
  • Keep accurate records of deliveries/collections and ensure all documentation is kept up to date
  • Book, monitor and manage couriers
  • Manage sample container requests
  • Order and maintain stock of all sample and subsample containers
  • Prepare and dispatch sample and fixed subsample containers
  • Carry out sampling of soil samples from client’s sites
  • Complete scheduled checks of vehicles
  • Ensure vehicles are kept in clean condition and maintenance of vehicles is carried out as required
  • Drive safely and follow all laws and rules of driving to maintain a safe and healthy work environment
  • Assist other departments when requested by your Line Manager to do so

You’re enthusiastic, organised and confident; an experienced driver, proficient on the phone as you have strong people skills and above all you are self-motivated. You will be educated to at least GCSE-level standard and will have a minimum of 2 years demonstrable experience in a similar logistics/stock management role.

To apply please follow this link Logistics Technician – Indeed.com and submit your CV and covering letter.

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Unit 6 Parkhead
Greencroft Industrial Park
Stanley
County Durham
DH9 7YB

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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