Laboratory Analyst

Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.

Laboratory Analyst Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Laboratory Analyst to join our team.


  • Equipment Calibration;
  • The Operations Manager or their deputy is kept informed of any issues that are likely to affect the chemical operations;
  • Providing high quality standardised methodology execution in accordance to company and/or external authority requirements such as:;
  • Providing analytical and technical support to the Fuels Additive Plant, Recovered Sulphuric Acid Plant and online analysis;
  • Maintaining and developing QC laboratories, including consumables and associated equipment;
  • Providing advice to customers on results of testing and other issues relating to product analysis;
  • Complying with principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP);
  • Providing ‘on call’ technical support for QC related issues;
  • Undertaking and coordinating testing using established test methods;
  • Interpretation of test data and provision of meaningful conclusions based on test results;
  • Conforming to site and lab Health, Safety and Environment requirements;
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant quality and accreditation procedures;
  • Adherence to global/site methods and site SOP’s;
  • Maintenance of existing test equipment and developing/commissioning of new test methods and equipment as required.


  • Demonstrable laboratory experience with experimental test methods;
  • Previous experience of working in a laboratory environment ideally within the fuels and lubricants sector;
  • Full driving license;
  • Excellent record keeping;
  • A Degree or equivalent in a relevant Science subject plus some relevant industrial experience;
  • Some industry-gained experience of laboratory work – essential (this could be during a placement year or since graduating);
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Laboratory, QC and synthetic knowledge;
  • Previous experience working in a fast paced lab environment with a high volume of samples;
  • Experience with analytical HPLC and wet chemistry techniques working within in an industrial setting;
  • Great communication skills;
  • Driving license and own transport – essential;
  • Used to working in a fast paced lab environment;
  • Knowledge or experience of working in a highly regulated GMP environment;
  • A BSc in Chemistry or equivalent.