ICP Chemist

Job Title: ICP Chemist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chester, Cheshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J908339_1621003845
Contact Name: Ben George
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 14, 2021 15:50

Job Description

Role: Laboratory Chemist - ICP

Salary: Competitive

Location: Deeside

Russell Taylor Group has a fantastic opportunity for a Chemist to join a Global Test Laboratory based in Deeside. You will ideally have experience in ICP-OES within water/effluent testing.


  • Responsible for the technical management of the test facility ensuring all test activities are carried out in accordance with the appropriate documented test procedures.
  • Managing the laboratory workload so results are reported in a timely manner in accordance with client expectations.
  • Manage maintenance and calibration programs for laboratory equipment including completion of associated records.
  • Manage/perform PTP and IRR testing.
  • Manage sub-contract activities as required and provide financial update to Operations Manager.
  • Review technical standards and update internal procedures.
  • Manage/perform validation of procedures and techniques.
  • Manage consumables budget for test facility
  • Supervise continuous improvement initiatives within the chemistry laboratory.
  • Ensure Health & Safety is enforced in managed areas.
  • attend daily SQDC meeting
  • Support the technical operation of the test facility.
  • Liaise with customers regarding technical and status queries relating to testing activities.
  • Perform testing where required.
  • Reviewing and authorising test certificates and reports to ensure that they are accurate, factually correct and comply with the relevant regulatory (i.e UKAS/Nadcap) and test standard requirements.
  • Ensure calibration and daily checks on equipment are carried out on time and correctly.
  • Prepare and participate with customer/accreditation body audits
  • Provide Technical expertise for NCR's raised through audits, complaints and anomalous activities.
  • Take responsibility for the work of others in the test facility by:
  • Supervising the testing operations relating to the specialist capabilities of the laboratory.
  • Manage technical training and perform appraisals of staff within the test facility.


  • Scientific degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Extensive experience of working in a chemistry laboratory
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of instrumental chemical analysis.
  • A broad knowledge of the classification of industrial alloy systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of schedule planning and control.
  • Knowledge of relevant quality systems (e.g. UKAS/ISO 9001/17025)
  • Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety systems and environmental regulations
  • Experienced ICP-OES, ideally with a water/effluent testing background

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