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Laboratory Assistant (Weekend)

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    Facility / Cleaning

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    Not Specified

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    about 14 hours ago

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Job Description

  • The position is responsible for providing a range of support functions based at Irvine for weekend cover. The Laboratory Assistant's (Weekend) role is to provide services in support of the laboratory functions

  • The role will include, but is not limited to, + Reagent and eluent preparation + Sample collection + Waste management + Laboratory equipment and glassware cleaning + Equipment calibrations and Functionality Testing + Porterage and administration

  • Reagent and Eluent Preparation + Preparation of eluents, aligned to the laboratory schedule

  • Waste Management. Daily collection and disposal of: + Contaminated and non-contaminated sharps and glass waste + Hazardous and non-hazardous solvent waste from laboratory fume cupboards + Hazardous and non-hazardous samples post analysis

  • Laboratory Equipment and Glassware cleaning + Daily cleaning of specialist glassware + pH meter, balance, water still and fridge PQ checks

  • Porterage + Transportation of samples from drop zone to the laboratories

  • Other Duties + Will be required to work flexibly, to encompass any urgent or unanticipated needs arising for increases or decreases in plant production schedules,

  • Ensure that tasks are completed according to the schedule and therefore have no negative impact on production.

  • Ensure scheduled equipment calibration and functionality testing is completed in line with the plan

  • Accountable for adopting the ALCOA+ (attributable, legible, contemporaneous, original & accurate) principles.

  • Responsible for maintaining 100% in MyLearning,

  • Follow Group and company policies and procedures at all times;

  • Report any apparent deficiencies in systems of work or equipment provided that may result in failure of service delivery or risk to health and safety or the environment;

  • Use all work equipment and personal PPE properly and in accordance with training received;

  • Report any issues or training needs to your Line manager and /or via your divisional incident reporting system;

    Information Security

  • Ensure compliance with Mitie's information security procedures in all activities;

  • Proactively identify and report security risks to your manager;

  • Report actual and suspected security incidents

Candidate Description

  • Knowledge of relevant procedures

  • Level of customer Service

  • Team Player

  • Health and safety awareness and knowledge

  • Communication

    At Mitie we know that 'our diversity makes us stronger'. We're committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where our people can thrive and be their best every day. We are very proud of our rich and diverse culture and backgrounds. Our diversity creates ideas and insights. Everyone at Mitie has a voice and is treated as an equal. We recognise the unique contributions that you can bring and our people and customers thrive when we get this right.,

  • Undergraduate in a science subject (preferably chemistry)

  • Enthusiastic, hard working and shows willing

  • Confidence and communication skills to challenge behaviours and drive continuous improvement.

  • Can perform under pressure and independent of supervision

  • Experience of working within a GxP environment/laboratory (preferred)

  • Position requires individual to be mobile (moving to/from various laboratories) and some physical lifting will be necessary

  • Attention to detail & capability to work methodically to strict processes and procedures

  • Rigorous management of results

  • Compliance with health and safety requirements

Employer Description

Mitie was founded in 1987, and is the UK's leading facilities management and professional services company, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. Mitie has over 77,000 people, 100+ office locations, and thousands of customers across the country, there's no limit to what you can achieve if you work for us.

Values: Delivering the exceptional, every day

  • Our purpose: our expertise, care, technology and insight create amazing work environments, helping our customers be exceptional every day.

  • Our promise to our people: a place to work where you can thrive and be your best every day.

  • Our promise to our customers: a trusted partner creating exceptional environments for your customers and people, adding value every day.

  • Our culture - our core values and how we behave:

  1. We are one Mitie: we work as one to deliver a seamless, unrivalled service. We are all in it together, if we can help a customer or colleague in any way, we will. We are one Mitie.
  2. We are built on integrity and trust: integrity and trust are at the heart of all we do. We are the face of company. We treat others as we would like to be treated. We are proud to work for Mitie.
  3. We go the extra mile: whether it's keeping things running smoothly in a safe environment, looking for new ways to do things better or fixing problems, going the extra mile for our colleagues and customers and keeping our promises is in our DNA.
  4. Our diversity makes us stronger: we are very proud of our rich and diverse culture and backgrounds. Our diversity creates ideas and insights. Everyone at Mitie has a voice and is treated as an equal.
  5. Our customers' business, is our business: we are a partner, trusted for our expertise and for putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.