Oil Plus Ltd

Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Oil Plus Ltd (Employer)

Youthforce (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,000.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, shifts TBC.
21 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Laboratory technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
5 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Duties include reordering supplies, assisting with equipment logistics for site visits and maintaining security standards. The jobholder will routinely work closely with colleagues on a variety of challenging global oil & gas projects and assist the team in a variety of areas.


  • Assisting in preparation of Risk Assessments for laboratory areas
  • Ensuring adherence to safe working practices in the laboratory and workshop
  • Ensuring laboratory, workshop and on-site equipment (on departure from Oil Plus) is suitably serviced, safe to operate and correctly calibrated (or dispatched with appropriate calibration materials where on-site calibration is essential)
  • Packing and unpacking/cleaning of site equipment, helping with documentation for shipment of hazardous/dangerous goods under IATA regulations
  • Helping to ensure laboratory analysis is correctly conducted, at the necessary time, and that results are recorded, checked and passed on to appropriate personnel (usually to in-house Oil Plus staff)
  • Ensuring the laboratory is kept sufficiently tidy to properly represent Oil Plus to visitors, who may be presented at short or no notice
  • Helping with preparation of laboratory waste documentation and disposal of same, according to applicable standards
  • Ensuring all aspects of laboratory operation are adhered to and following Oil Plus requirements for ISO 9000 accreditation and associated internal and third-party audits
  • Help prepare documentation for equipment dispatch
  • Assisting in the organisation of the maintenance of facilities [weekly fire tests etc.]
  • Preparation of reagents
  • Maintaining stock of consumables and chemicals by order preparation for subsequent approvals
  • Produced Water Analysis, core-flooding
  • Calibration of pressure gauges and other items of measurement

Future Prospects

After successful completion of the apprenticeship, candidate will have the opportunity to be considered for a permanent role, and/or promoted to a Technologist role.

Reality Check

Candidates may be required to work offshore and abroad from time to time.

Please note, candidates living within a 1 hour commute radius of the vacancy location will be prioritised.

Skills Required

  • High level of PC-literacy and familiar with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Good communicator at all levels

Qualities Required

  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Desire to learn and progress
  • Strong communicator
  • Approachable
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Be versatile and proactive approach to work

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE (or equivalent) maths and English grade C/4 or above
  • Driving licence requirements – not required

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills maths and English (if required)
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