Stanley, Durham (GB)
£17k-£28k pa
10 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Full Time

POSITION:              Chemist

JOB REF:                2499

PACKAGE:              £17k-£28k pa

24 days annual leave (+ stats), contributory pension scheme, Perkbox, salary sacrifice schemes

HOURS:                  37.5 hours per week

DURATION:           Permanent position with a 6 month probation period

CLOSING DATE:     Thursday 31st January 2019

DESCRIPTION:       Chemtech Environmental is a leading provider of chemical testing of environmental samples, mainly soils and waters, and is looking for an experienced Chemist to join the team.

This role involves preparation and analysis of samples in our Inorganics section using various different analytical techniques, primarily ICP-OES, ICP-MS, IC, Skalar, TOC/DOC and various wet chemistry techniques or our Organics section using GC-FID and GC-MS, both with headspace and liquid injection. You will be responsible for calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the equipment.

Other duties include:

  • Be a role model and set an example
  • Ensure good housekeeping
  • Help maintain stock levels and place orders accordingly
  • Training of chemists and technicians
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and development

Applicants must be educated in a chemistry related discipline with a minimum of 3 years hands-on work place experience.  Experience of working in the environmental and/or contract laboratory sectors, knowledge of the above analytical instrumentation and UKAS accreditation would be a distinct advantage.

Applicants should be familiar with working in a high throughput environment with demanding deadlines.  You must also be enthusiastic, self motivated, have a good eye for detail and possess good communicative skills, good numeracy and literacy skills. 


To apply send a CV and covering letter quoting the job reference detailing specific workplace experience of applications and instrumentation used to Karan Campbell at

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 8th February 2019.