Laboratory Technician

Location
Staffordshire
Salary
£20,903- £23,541
Posted
23 Sep 2020
Closes
23 Oct 2020
Job Ref
REC001732
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

 

Laboratory Technician

Salary:  £20,903- £23,541 per annum

 37 Hours per week – Permanent

The Highways Laboratory at Staffordshire County Council is looking to recruit a Laboratory Technician working as part of the team to deliver a specialist highway materials testing service. The Highway Laboratory services will be managed and delivered through a Strategic Partnership with Amey LG as part of Infrastructure+.

The applicant must have 2 GCSE’s (grade C or above) in Maths and English. The role of a Laboratory Technician is to carry out materials testing both inside and outside the Laboratory in order to deliver the requirements of the service.

The Highways Technical Service group sits in the Economy Infrastructure and Skills, Highways and the Built County. The Highways Laboratory plays a key role in supporting this function.

Key Requirements:

  • 2 GCSE’s (grade C or above) in Maths and English.
  • Knowledge and /or experience in the testing of soils, concrete, bituminous and other constructional materials and site investigations and insitu testing of soils and other materials.
  • Knowledge of testing standards and material specifications.

    Applicants must have:

  • Computing experience and be competent with software packages such as Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in working as part of a team.
  • A high degree of manual dexterity.

    For the full list of requirements for this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

    Location:

    Staffordshire County Council Highways Laboratory

    51A Sandyford Street

    Stafford

    ST16 3NF

    This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. , communities and employees.

 

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Closing Date: 23/10/2020
 

For more information about the role please contact: Mark Chapman 01785 277248

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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