Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


Cork, Republic of Ireland

Laboratory Technician

Reporting to:          Laboratory Supervisor or as directed

Main purpose of role:

To carry out analysis as required in accordance with internal procedures and waste licence regulations and to support the operations of the chemistry lab.

General Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To carry out lab analysis in the chemistry laboratory depending on business and customer needs
  • To carry out sample reception for all samples entering the lab
  • To perform appropriate tests on incoming wastewater and other samples on a daily basis and to record, interpret and report results of same.
  • To assist in the identification of problems and to troubleshoot and recommend the most appropriate course of action.
  • To document all results in a timely and efficient manner and in accordance with the company’s systems and procedures.
  • To proactively address and highlight potential issues to the relevant department/ personnel when necessary.
  • To update and maintain records as required in order to maintain INAB accreditation, other external approvals and EPA waste management licence.
  • To work closely with other lab personnel to validate new methods as appropriate.
  • To control consumables used within the lab and stock levels of same.
  • To adhere to the company’s health and safety policies and procedures at all times
  • To ensure that the lab is kept clean and tidy at all times and adhere to good housekeeping practices

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Third level qualification in Environmental science or equivalent degree required.
  • Routine lab experience would be distinct advantage
  • Ambitious individual capable of working on own initiative or as part of a team
  • Excellent problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • PC literate; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, E-mail, LIMS etc.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

The above description is a general outline of the requirements of the role. It is not intended to be exhaustive and may be added to in the future depending on the needs of the business.

No agencies please.