Laboratory Chemist - Shropshire

  • Salary: £18,000- £23,000
  • REF Number: 00042838
  • Consultant: Natalie Wood
  • Contact: 01246 457723
  • Date Published: 19.07.2018
  • Closed Date: 19.09.2018
  • Sector: Materials, Chemicals
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Discipline: Qa/Validation

Natalie Wood is recruiting for a Laboratory Chemist to join a leading manufacturer of lubricants based in Shropshire on a full time permanent basis. This role is a full time permanent role offering a salary of between £18,000- £23,000 depending on experience.

The company

This company is one of the largest privately-owned manufacturers of high quality lubricants in Europe. They have been trading for 145 years and provide quality products and services across a range of sectors in over 80 countries worldwide.


The role is located in Shropshire, an area which offers beautiful countryside and peaceful surroundings. Although in a rural location there are excellent transport links to a number of surrounding cities. If you were to drive to the surrounding cities Telford is 25 minutes away, the M6 30 minutes, central Birmingham just over an hour away.

The role:

The main purpose of the role will be to analyse raw materials and finished products to ensure adherence to written specifications as part of the Quality Assurance process. To aid analysis of customer service samples received from vehicles and machinery for condition monitoring purposes. Be responsible the maintenance of the laboratory management and calibration systems to include LIMS and ISO 9001. To perform blend studies as part of a product development or a product reformulation program.

Your background:

The ideal candidate for this role will hold a minimum of a HNC in Chemistry (or related discipline) however a degree would be preferable and have some industrial experience. Ideally using FTIR, ICP and XRF instruments and familiarity of testing of lubricants would be an advantage. However they are happy to consider candidates without industrial experience who are enthusiastic and keen to learn.

For more information or to apply for this Laboratory Chemist, please contact Natalie Wood on 01246 457700 or email Alternatively, please click on the link below to apply online now. Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference CH42838 in all correspondence.

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