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JOB TITLE: R&D Technician / Lab Technician   SALARY: £22k per year + Excellent Benefits    ADDED: 15-11-2021

JOB TYPE: Permanent LOCATION: Longwell Green, Gloucestershire, England

R&D Technician / Lab Technician
Up to £22,000 + Excellent Benefits

My Client is a highly innovative manufacturer of products supplied to FMCG environments including Food and Drink. They are currently seeking a R&D Technician / Lab Technician who will join their innovative team in a permanent role.  
The role will involve supporting the Research & Development (R&D) department with the running of experiments and trials.
R&D Technician / Lab Technician Main Responsibilities:
·Assist the Lead R&D Lead Technician progressing trials of development products from concept to Production
·Operate the development laboratory equipment and pilot plant and keep it in full operational order
·Day to day support of research & development projects under the guidance of the R&D Lead Technician
·Assist R&D Lead Technician with scale-up trials in accordance with the gated product introduction process
·Accurate record keeping of data obtained from R&D trials and tests
R&D Technician / Lab Technician Specific Tasks / Skills / Responsibilities:
·Conduct experiments and analysis on R&D products
·Recording of test results and reporting for R&D products, maintaining adequate records, lab books and data to ensure the protection of, and creation of new ideas/products and processes
·Assist in the running of the approval system for new and alternative materials, including obtaining and checking of all relevant documentation in conjunction with QA
·Keep the process development laboratory equipment in a clean, operative and maintained state
·Maintain food safety standards and good manufacturing practice (GMP) whilst conducting all duties
R&D Technician / Lab Technician Experience / Skills Required
·Previous Lab experience ideally in a food /drink environment.
·A science qualification
·Good computer skills and happy to carry out administration tasks.
R&D Technician / Lab Technician Salary and Benefits
A salary of up to £22,000 DOE
·10% Pension
·28 days holiday (inc Bank Holidays) + 3 days holiday over Christmas when the site shuts down
·Private Health Insurance
·Life Insurance (3*salary)
·Working for a company that are very supportive to their workforce and who reward loyalty
This role is commutable from Bristol, Bath, Keynsham, Clutton, Pensford and surrounding areas
This role would suit a candidate seeking a role as a lab assistant, R&D Technician, lab technician laboratory assistant, laboratory technician, product tester, quality assistant, quality controller, quality technician or development technician, chemistry graduate, biology graduate, microbiology