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Laboratory Analyst (Water)

Apply now Job no: 495516
Work type: Permanent
Location: Cheshire
Categories: Science

Salary: Band 04 (£24,272 - £27,580) plus overtime

Location: Cheshire


We welcome applicants from all science backgrounds with an interest in microbiology.


As a Microbiology Analyst you will be contributing to the safeguarding public health through the provision of clean safe drinking water that maintains the trust of customers.  A key element of this role will be ensuring that the company’s statutory and regulatory responsibilities with regard to drinking water quality are met and regulatory risk to the business is managed effectively.

The role requires you to perform methods relating to the microbiological analysis of drinking water samples. These areas include membrane filtration looking for the presence of indicator organisms and also heterotrophic plate counting which identifies the bacterial load within a water sample.

  • 90% Microbiology
  • 10% Chemistry

The laboratory has ISO17025 accreditation therefore all aspects of work adhere to a robust quality system which incorporates the analysis of water samples whilst adhering to all relevant regulations, legislation and certifications alongside reporting results in a timely manner.


Working Hours

There is a four week rota as follows -

Week 1 (8am-4pm)

Weeks 2 and 3 (12noon-8pm)

Week 4 **7 days** (Mon-Fri 12noon-8pm) plus (Sat 9.30am-5.30pm) and (Sunday 9am-5pm). Overtime will also be paid for stand-by.


What we offer

We know that if our employees are happy, our customers are happy. That’s why we offer a great benefits package. As one of the biggest companies in Wales, our reward and benefits package includes:

  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Colleague Reward
  • Generous Pension Plan
  • Further enhanced salary through planned overtime and on call payments
  • Career development opportunities including professional chartership



Applications to be received by: 23:55 on 23 October 2019

Any questions? Please email: 

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