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Laboratory Analyst

RPS Group is major global energy, planning and environmental consultancy with over 5,000 staff and with offices in Europe, Australia, SE Asia, Middle East, Russia, Africa, America and Canada.
Our Laboratory Department operates three purpose-built laboratory facilities which have a long history of providing expert advice and analytical solutions to a wide range of industrial and service sectors including: pathology & biological, occupational hygiene & environmental & trace organics. Our laboratories enjoy an international reputation for solving complex and novel analytical problems in unusual matrices.

Position: Laboratory Analyst

Location - Manchester

Type: Permanent

Overview of role:

Laboratory analyst required to work in the metals section/wet chemistry section using ICP, AA, Mercury Analyser, and spectrophotometry.

Key Responsibilities:

• Organising workload to ensure samples are reported in agreed timescales
• Preparation of air samples using a variety of extraction techniques.
• Analysis of samples by ICP, AA, Mercury Analyser ensuring all quality requirements are met in line with laboratory procedures
• Maintain equipment and carry out basic trouble shooting
• Ensure laboratory records are kept accurate and up to date
• Maintain stock levels


• BSc in Science or equivalent
• Experience of working within a laboratory environment
• Experience of sample preparation and use analytical instrumentation.
• Maintenance and troubleshooting skills
• Used to working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

RPS Benefits include: 24 days annual leave (+ option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year), company pension scheme, share incentive scheme, life assurance, cycle to work scheme,

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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