Shift Laboratory Analyst

Requisition Number:  9912
Company:  Springfields Fuels Ltd

Preston, LAN, GB, PR4 0XJ

Laboratory Analyst (Shifts)

The Chemical and Metallurgical Services Department (C&MSD) laboratories at Springfields provide technical/analytical support to all areas of the Springfields site. The Springfields laboratory is responsible for providing technical and quality support to ensure the safe and continuous operations of the facilities across site and certify that product meets the required specification. Analysis performed in the laboratories is accredited by UKAS to ISO17025 and meets NQA 1 Quality Assurance requirements to allow for the wide range of national and international customers. 
An opportunity has arisen to join the continuous shift team within C&MSD, the position is within the shift laboratory working a four on, six off 12.5hour shift pattern covering both day and night shifts. It is expected that the individual will be given training in all the analytical techniques used in the area, as well as operation of the facility to attain Duly Authorised Person (DAP) and Building controller appointments. It is expected that this training could take 6 to 18 months dependent on previous experience.  Within the role it is expected that techniques such as, XRF spectroscopy, pH, Karl Fischer analysis, UV-VIS spectrometry, ISE analysis and physical testing are performed on a wide range of sample matrices to include Fuel products and Uranium recovery processes.
Excellent communication, organisation and teamwork skills are necessary for this demanding role as it requires communicating with primarily internal customers but also regulators, site management and executive members to ensure demands are met in terms of both production targets and regulatory requirements.  Some supervisory and leadership skills are required as it will be sometimes necessary to supervise a team of staff 

Essential Skills
•    Good Understanding of COSHH
•    Previously worked in a Quality control lab to ISO 17025 and ISO9001 standards. 
•    Able to perform standard sample preparations such as acid digestion, stabilisation, and fusion 
•    Understands the following sample analysis techniques: X-Ray Fluorescence, Gravimetric, Titration, Ion Selective Electrode, physical testing such as particle size by sieving, specific surface area, flowability and density.
•    Able to perform instrument calibrations
•    Identify problems and report promptly to correct parties
•    Check own calculations or others work
•    Able to report results using a Lab Information Management System (LIMS)
•    Ability to use software packages linked to instrumentation
•    A good working understanding of excel
•    A good understanding and appreciation of traceability and maintenance of laboratory records
•    Self-motivation and target delivery


Desirable skills 
•    Write Technical methods
•    Write Laboratory Journals
•    Carry out document review
•    Participate in UKAS and customer annual audits
•    Carry out Self Audits 
•    Understanding of fire alarm and ventilation systems
•    Understanding of Operational Safety Case
•    Understanding of criticality and modes of protection

Qualifications and Experience

•    Part professional with typically more than 2-5 years relevant experience.
•    OR lower professional qualifications e.g. HND/BTEC/HTEC with typically at least 5 years relevant experience.
•    Suitable relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of formal qualifications where appropriate

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