General Laboratory Operative


Immediate Start – 4 months +


Not suitable for students

£12.00 p.h. + 15% (for hours worked between 06:00 and 18:00)

Mon – Fri 08:30 – 16:30


We have vacancies for General Operatives to join the friendly team of our well-established and well-known client, working in the Laboratory Reception area (which is similar to working in a sorting office!!), handling soil samples. Full training will be given to enthusiastic operatives and those willing to learn. This is a fairly manual role and Lab Assistants are on their feet most of the day, predominantly dealing with soil samples, there are some physical aspects to the job.  The job is open to all enthusiastic applicants who enjoy working in a fun environment and are available for a long term assignment .

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – General Lab Assistant: 

Reporting directly to the Laboratory Manager, the purpose of the role will be to effectively and safely work in our sample reception area undertaking the following duties:

  • Opening of samples received and checking samples against paperwork
  • Performing preliminary sample preparation procedures e.g. transfer of samples to drying equipment and milling of samples.


We are looking for a highly motivated General Assistant who can demonstrate initiative and attention to detail within a quality controlled environment in addition to:

  • GCSE level English and Maths or equivalent
  • Good numeracy and writing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Laboratory experience is not essential

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