Laboratory Assistant

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Laboratory Assistant

  • Post Date:26th September 2023
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About the Role:You will be at the forefront of colour innovation and development as a Laboratory Assistant at HMG Paints. Initially, you will be stationed in our Advanced Colour Design Centre (ACDC) and Colour Laboratory, with the possibility of future progression to include R&D (product development) and Quality Control. The ACDC and Colour Laboratory are the hubs of colour for the entire company, that performs tasks including formulating new colours and quality control of manufactured colours. This will include working alongside our internal production departments to maintain colour consistency and with external customers from industries ranging from decorative and architectural to industrial, commercial vehicle, and OEM.This role will provide an individual with extensive training and career development opportunities, making it an ideal position for individuals passionate about colour science, product development, paints and technology.Working Hours: 39 per week (7.15am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday & 7.15am to 1.00pm Friday)Principle Duties And ResponsibilitiesColour Matching: Precisely match colours to customer and internal specifications, ensuring accuracy and consistency across batches, using a Colour Computer and Spectrophotometer and by eye. (Full training will be provided).Colour Development and Support: Collaborate with customers to develop new formulations and colour ranges and assisting with colour queries. Assist the research and development and advanced colour design team to create new colour formulations utilising the latest in pigment and colourant technology.Quality Control: Conduct quality control tests on colour samples to maintain product excellence.Equipment Maintenance: Ensure laboratory equipment is properly calibrated and maintained for accurate colour measurement.Documentation: Maintain detailed records of colour formulations, test results, and other relevant information.Collaborate with colleagues across HMG including Sales, Marketing, R&D and Quality Control to drive innovation and product excellence.Support manufacturing departments when required by carrying out adjustments to batches in accordance with the product specification, either as a result of your own assessment (visual or otherwise), of the colour of the product or as a result of Quality Control Testing of other parameters.To undergo training if required as part of your development.Skills And Experience

  • Full training for the position will be provided **

Good colour visionGood numeric and literacy skillsGood organisational skillsGood telephone manner and good interpersonal skillsGood attendance and punctualityGood Health & Safety awarenessAbility to carry out the manual and technological aspects of their day-to-day tasksBenefitsProfit share bonus paid monthly + Christmas bonusOpportunities for Training and Development (NVQs, HNCs/HNDs, MBAs, Coatings Training Institute)Competitive Salary1pm Friday finish, 4pm finish on Mon Thu.Generous break allowance per day (30-minute lunch with 35 flexible minutes to be taken between morning / afternoon / added to lunch)Agile / flexible working (dependant on role)Day off and Double Pay on your birthdayAnnual staff BBQCharity fundraising events/activitiesTeam building eventsContributory pension schemeFree on-site ParkingSubsidised HMG Canteen for breakfast and lunchOccasional extra paid or overtime hours where applicableFull company shutdown between Christmas and New YearCompany sickness payment schemeHoliday entitlement 22 days + 1 birthday day as above1 extra holiday day per 5 years service lengthShort holiday notice period (for holidays less than a week, a minimum of 1 working day notice)Additional responsibilities available such as First Aiders, Mental Health First Aiders, Incident Response Teams (with bonuses for doing so)Free unlimited hot drinks, reusable water bottles provided and water chillers / filters across siteAnnual allowance of free paintTable tennis tables, dart boards on site for recreational time during breaksAnnual Christmas meal and employee raffleEmployee of the year award (cash prize and trophy)Death in service policy for all employeesAbout HMG: Established in 1930 HMG has grown to become the UKs Largest Independent Paint Manufacturer. At HMG paints we have strong family values and believe that the development of our staff goes hand in hand with the development and growth of the company.HMG believe that one paint does not fit all and work with individual customers and partners to design a range of materials to best fit their process and needs. We see our staff the same and each member of staff has a unique career development path. From making the paint to getting it to its destination there are an array of different positions at Riverside Works. We believe HMG is the best place to work and develop your career.