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Laboratory Assistant

Requisition Id:  651

Glasgow, Scotland, GB, G15 6RW

About Edrington

Edrington’s vision is to give more by crafting exceptional ultra-premium spirit brands. The Macallan is our central focus, supported by Highland Park and The Glenrothes in the fast-growing single malt category and Naked Malt in the blended malt category. Our portfolio is completed with The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky, Brugal premium rum from the Dominican Republic and Noble Oak American Whiskey. Edrington also has strategic partnerships for No.3 London Dry Gin and Wyoming Whiskey. 

Remuneration and Package

  • Salary £24,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • 37 days holiday + 4 Giving More Days
  • Attractive pension 
  • Share reward scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Global wellbeing programme 
  • Product Allowance

Position Summary

Our Great Western Road team have an exciting opportunity to join them as Laboratory Assistant. Reporting to the Laboratory Team Leader, this role will provide proficient technical support to whisky preparation, filtration and bottling through routine laboratory analysis as required by laboratory schedules.  The role also provides additional technical support to production as required, including, support for problem solving, reviewing technical work instructions and ensuring laboratory instrumental checks are carried out.

Job Description

You will be responsible for the following: 

  • To carry out routine analysis of production and research samples using specific test methods
  • Ensure the detailed steps of all Procedures and Test Methods are correctly executed.
  • Correctly deal with OOS results, confirm the result and follow procedures to deal with any NC.
  • Ensure all OOS or NC work is correctly escalated as detailed in the departmental procedures.
  • Ability to carry out some troubleshooting of instruments and methods to keep analysis on track and knowledge of when to escalate
  • Prioritise routine and research work to operate efficiently in a small technical team.
  • Support of Project work and process improvements for lab methods and procedures.
  • Complete all tasks assigned from regular laboratory meetings as per timelines set out by    Laboratory Manager/ Lab Supervisor.
  • Integrity of laboratory results by participation in proficiency schemes.
  • Complete all set Objectives for the year as per timelines agreed at PDR and as set out by the Laboratory Team Leader.

Skills and Experience

The successful applicant must have a Scientific Qualification (HNC minimum) and proven Laboratory technical skills and experience.  You will be proficient with computers, having good skills with Microsoft 365 and instrumental and statistical software packages such as Agilent Openlab or ChemStation and Minitab.  Having the ability to multitask and prioritise is also a requirement of the role.  You will have great communication and organisation skills with the ability to work well both in a team and on an individual basis. Experience of drinks industry / company products / analytical techniques is preferred.

Employee Value Proposition

At Edrington, you will experience an incredible culture based on respect and giving more. We are exceptionally passionate about our brands and genuinely care about our people, continually investing in their development and wellbeing. Join Edrington and make a world of difference.