Blargoans provide a service of permanent and contract recruitment solutions for technical and professional roles to the Engineering, Office & Commercial Industries.

Blargoans Ltd
have a 12 month contract opportunity for a Senior Analyst to work within our Client's facility in Caithness.

Job Description

The purpose of the post is to deliver analytical work.

The Job Holder will carry out the day-to-day operations of the laboratories

The Job Holder will:

Undertake and deliver sample preparation, routine analysis and reporting to the lab or team leader, including testing and internal calibrations, ensuring that CSS reporting deadlines are met
Maintain a daily log and report progress and/or problems to Laboratory Leader/Shift Chemist
Assist the Laboratory Leader/Shift Chemist in ensuring operational delays are minimised by identifying constraints leading to unplanned downtime.
Report possible non-compliances to the Laboratory Leader/Shift Chemist and propose and deliver corrective actions to close out non-compliances
Undertake safety checks, report and take appropriate action
Maintain Analytical Proficiencies in one laboratory area
Maintain Analytical Proficiencies in additional laboratory areas, where CSS workload and flexibility requires this
Prepare technical documents for review

The Job Holder may:

Be required to undertake shift work on a rota basis
Perform method development, validation and uncertainty estimation
Perform the responsibilities of Management Appointments relevant to post
Perform additional Management Activities as required
Undertake audits on UKAS aspects of the Quality Management System

Technical Competence
The Job Holder will:

The Job Holder will:
Have a thorough knowledge of the science for the use of all tools and methods within the laboratory
Understand the different types of waste generated from nuclear operations and their key characteristics
Have the knowledge of root cause analysis that is applied to products, services and rectification.
Have a broad awareness of legislation and regulations applicable to own area.
Have a basic knowledge of own relevant technical base and applies that knowledge within clearly defined boundaries
Be aware of the overriding importance of working safely and the elements of a successful 'safety culture'
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of criticality safety
Be able to apply knowledge and experience to solve defined problems, according to prescribed procedures
Has a broad knowledge of ISO17025 standards and principles and demonstrates effective applied knowledge of two specific areas of analytical methodology.

Qualifications and Experience
HNC in Science or equivalent qualifications plus experience
Experience: 3 years in Lab areas

Terms and Conditions
15 per hour PAYE, overtime rates apply as standard
37.9 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Temporary position - 12 month contract
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days annual leave, 8 public holidays, 2.5 privilege holidays.

Closing date for CV applications will be on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 at Midday
To apply email CV and covering letter to

For further information please contact: Carol Paterson - 01847 851200 with reference BL14006

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