Laboratory Technician Apprentice
The Routine Geotechnical Technician role will initially involve routine testing of soil samples with the opportunity to advance to more specialised testing. The successful candidate will report to the Geotechnical Laboratory Coordinator and will be part of an experienced, friendly and efficient team.
Training will be provided in all aspects of testing soil, concrete and water samples from preparing to testing procedure, final reporting and interpretation of data.
Routine laboratory-based testing of materials to BS1377 and other relevant standards. Testing may include the following:
- Testing of soil for its shrink ability properties
- Testing of soil for the presence of different particle sizes by mass
- Testing of soil for its bulk, dry, and particle density values
- Testing of soil for its shear strength
- Processing of test data for inclusion into test reports
- Regularly performing checks of the equipment used
- Cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment
The Routine Geotechnical Technician role encompasses all aspects of preparation and testing of soil samples. This will provide a good grounding for possibly advancing to Site Technician or Specialist Geotechnical Technician role once the apprenticeship ends.
On successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be opportunities for promotion within the section or in other areas of the business.
No certifications or background checks required other than references from previous employers (if appropriate).
Candidates should be able to carry out the physical demands of the role. The role requires standing up all day and regular lifting of objects up to 20kg. Candidates should not have any respiratory problems, this role may require wearing a dust mask for long periods, and the lab is generally a dusty environment.
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
- Good attention to detail
- Good organisational and time management skills
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Good maths skills and an interest in science
- Ability to manage own workload
- Ability to work as part of an integrated team and on an individual basis
- Level 3 Laboratory Technician standard
- Level 2 Functional Skills (English)
- Level 2 Functional Skills (maths)
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