Vacancy: Chemical Analyst

JOB TITLE: Chemical Analyst

REFERENCE NUMBER: GGA-2023-1448

HOURS OF WORK : 35 hours
SALARY/WAGE: £10,901 / £5.99 p/h
CLOSING DATE: 05/06/2023

Glasgow City Council - NRS


Modern Apprenticeship


Job Description

The successful applicant will be working in a laboratory based environment under supervision of qualified staff/trainers/assessors. Duties involve chemical analysis and/or microbiological examination in a range of work areas including instrumentation, calibration, environmental, consumer, food and waters. In-house training will also be provided throughout the apprenticeship on a needs basis.

Key Responsibilities

Preparation and maintenance of laboratory equipment prior to and after use. Care and attention to comply with Health & Safety procedures and practices including the use of PPE.

Key Skills

Good at problems solving
Good communicator
Works well as a member of a team
Enjoys a challenge

Apprenticeship Framework Level

level 3/SCQF 7

Apprenticeship Framework Title

Laboratory & Associated Technical Activities

Training Provider

Glasgow Clyde College/Glasgow Scientific Services

Company profile

Glasgow Scientific Services, part of Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability is a UKAS Accredited Laboratory to ISO17025 in the North of Glasgow. With around 50 personnel, it provides a comprehensive scientific, analytical and consultancy service from its UKAS accredited laboratory. Amongst our customers are local authorities, private business and government agencies.
The Food and Microbiology Laboratory provides an analytical service to ensure the safety of food and compliance with labelling and legislation as well as testing animal feeds.
The Consumer Protection function analyse and advise, amongst other things, on toys, pens and pencils, textiles, household chemicals, cookware, and fertilisers.
The Environment section carries out all aspects of environmental monitoring including, contaminated land, landfill sites, air pollution, odour complaints, water quality, swimming pool water and jacuzzi waters.
The Calibration and Testing section deals with the calibration of a multitude of equipment in all aspects of mass, volume and temperature calibration as well as providing an electrical safety testing service to our customers.

Education, Qualifications and Training

Minimum of 2 Highers with at least one being either Chemistry or Biology (grade C).
National 5 in Maths/English (grade B) and Science subjects is desirable.

Experience & Knowledge

Studying a Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies would be an advantage.

Any Additional Requirements

Due to funding criteria this vacancy is available to the following:
16-19 year olds
20-29 year olds with a disability
20-29 year olds who are care experienced
*Age on 14th August 2023*

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