Midland Oil Refinery Limited

Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Midland Oil Refinery Limited (Employer)

Tiro Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,920.00
37.5 hours per week Monday and Tuesday, 07:00 - 16:15, Wednesday and Thursday, 07:15 - 16:15 and Friday, 07:00 - 12:00
21 months (duration)
28 February 2022(start date)
Laboratory technician (apprenticeship standard)
28 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Midland Oil Refinery Ltd specialise in the recovery and manufacture of industrial lubricants. This apprenticeship is an opportunity to gain experience in a busy QC department with full training provided and ongoing.

Responsibilities

Midland Oil been blending Industrial Lubricants and providing oil regeneration and distillation services to industry for over 60 years. They have an extensive customer base in the UK and export to countries worldwide, covering industries from Aerospace, Automotive, shipyards, to name a few. 

In this role, you’ll be a key player in the day-to-day production testing of industrial lubricants. You will be responsible for the efficient analysis of customer-based enquiry samples that will include the testing of routine and customer complaints, and the preparation of samples to be supplied to the customer either direct or through customer service managers. 

Duties will include:

  • To assist with the day-to-day production testing
  • Responsible for the analysis of incoming bulk oils to ensure suitability to process through the plant
  • Responsible for the efficient analysis of customer-based enquiry samples that will include the testing of routine and customer complaints, and also the preparation of samples to be supplied to the customer either direct or through customer service managers
  • Sampling of incoming material in drums and IBC’s when required
  • Completion of consignment notes when waste material arrives on site ensuring that the consignment note is correctly filled in and compliant with both current waste management guidance and our IPPC permit
  • To maintain and calibrate laboratory instrumentation to a level that satisfies ISO9001:2008
  • Accurately update laboratory quality records
  • Work closely with production management and production staff to ensure the smooth running of the site
  • To assist in general housekeeping duties to ensure a clean and safe working environment is maintained 

Over 21 months, you’ll devote 20% of your 37.5 hours of working time towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at Midland Oil who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career. The best part? You’ll be earning £10,920 a year while you learn.

Future Prospects

  • The Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3 Laboratory Technician) provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers
  • The experience & qualifications gained from this apprenticeship will prove invaluable to the successful candidate

Future prospects include (but are not limited to):

  • The prospect of a full time position after successful completion of the apprenticeship.
  •  Progression to RSci Tech.
  •  The possibility of a L4+ qualification.

Reality Check

  • Please note, candidates living within a 1 hour commute radius of the vacancy location will be prioritised
  • Both early morning, and weekend work will be expected when being trained

Skills Required

  • Keen eye for detail
  • Customer focused approach
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Proficient with basic IT software e.g. Microsoft Office

Qualities Required

  • Self-driven
  • Natural forward planner
  • Reliable
  • Tolerant
  • Determined
  • Ability to get on with a broad spectrum of people

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent) in both maths and English

Training Provided

Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English (if required)

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