Laboratory Transportation & Sampling Technician

  • Job Reference: R16083
  • Date Posted: 9 May 2022
  • Employer: Anglian Water
  • Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £20,000
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Laboratory Transportation & Sampling Technician

Circa £20k

Based in Huntingdon

Full time, 37 Hours a week

Become part of our sampling team!

Before it reaches our customer's tap, drinking water is cleaned, disinfected and tested to ensure it's safe to be consumed; after the water has been flushed and poured into our sewers, it's delivered to our water recycling works, where it's cleaned before it gets passed back to nature, where it's also tested to ensure it's not going to damage the environment.

We sample, transport and analyse hundreds of clean water and final effluent samples everyday.

What will you be doing?

Joining the scientific sampling team, you will travel around the region visiting the sampler depots, picking up samples and driving them to Anglian Water's laboratory for them to be analysed.

Following vital scientific processes, you'll continuously work within the regulatory guidelines, meeting our quality standards to train to sample water treatment works and recycling centres, boreholes, reservoirs, rivers and customer properties collecting water samples and carrying out on-site chlorine tests. You will prepare various sampling bottles, ensuring the accuracy of every single sample that you collect.

The work you'll do is critical to the whole scientific analysis process; you really will make a difference.

You'll build effective working relationships with your colleagues back in the laboratory, who are relying on your high levels of service and you'll also engage with customers, where you'll be representing Anglian Water in a professional and approachable manner delivering excellent customer service.

For a further insight into the Sampler role click here to hear from Neal who is one of our dedicated Samplers.

As a valued employee, you'll be entitled to:

  • Full private healthcare with no excess

  • 23 days leave, rising with service + Bank Holidays, with the option to swap Christmas and Easter holidays for those celebrated by your religion

  • A flexible working culture

  • Competitive pension scheme - we double-match your contributions up to 6%

  • Life Assurance at eight times your salary

  • Personal Accident cover - up to 5x your salary

  • Bonus Scheme

  • Lots of great discounts

  • Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing and lifestyle

  • Paid time off when you're physically and mentally unwell

  • An excellent Family Leave package - to help you support your family

What do you need?

Ideally you'll have a scientific background or A Level qualification (or equivalent); you'll also be a reliable and professional individual with experience of providing excellent customer service.

You'll need to be comfortable with manual lifting and driving throughout the day. This role will find you working in a variety of environments, therefore a flexible and can-do attitude is essential.

The ability to work within a defined method and record information accurately means you'll need focus and a strong attention to detail. Successful candidates will enjoy driving and working on their own whilst working within a larger team.

You should thrive in a time critical role, be self-motivated and able to work in an organised manner ensuring all work is undertaken as specified by our methods and procedures.

If successful in your application, you will benefit from access to a company vehicle; you must hold a full UK driving licence and live within the Huntingdonshire or Peterborough area.

Anglian Water is a 365 day a year operation, you'll have a flexible approach to your role and be required to take part in a standby rota, which may include weekend and evening sampling.

Closing date: 29 May 2022