RSK Group plc

  • Laboratory Technician

    Contract Type
    £18,000 depending on experience
  • Overview

    STRUCTURAL SOILS Ltd, a member of RSK Group plc, is a site investigation contractor that for over 50 years has provided comprehensive site and ground investigation services in the UK and Europe. Due to recent expansion and increasing workload an exciting opportunity has become available for a Laboratory Technician to join the team in the Tonbridge UKAS accredited geotechnical soil laboratory.


    Suitable candidates will ideally need to be able to demonstrate previous laboratory experience or have an interest in a career working in a soil laboratory environment.


    Laboratory Technician – Tonbridge


    Key responsibilities will include:


    • Carrying out a variety of testing on soil, rock and aggregate samples in the laboratory, to comply with the relevant standards
    • Recording accurately the test data produced for analysis
    • Assisting in the calibration and maintenance of all technical equipment
    • Maintaining a neat and orderly laboratory environment

    Desired experience


    Whilst no previous laboratory experience is required for this role, we are interested in hearing from candidates who have worked in a process driven environment, are comfortable working off order lists and don’t mind getting their hands dirty. There will be lots of manual handling involved in the role and will require moving heavy items on a frequent basis.


    Person specification


    • Organised with a methodical approach
    • Good team player
    • Strong communication skills
    • Good level of literacy and numeracy

    Salary and benefits:


    • Up to £18,000 depending on experience
    • Contributory Pension Scheme
    • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
    • Regular training and career development

    All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter. Please call 0117 300 4280 for more information. We are not always able to contact applicants individually, therefore if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


    The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top 10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, 2016) and winning two prestigious awards at the 2017 Ground Engineering Awards:  Ground Investigation Project with a Geotechnical Value of over £500k and the Health and Safety Award, there has never been a more exciting time to join.


    RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.


    RSK Group plc is an Equal Opportnities Employer.



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