Laboratory Technician Apprentice (TOR Coatings)

Tor Coatings Ltd

General Description

The role involves working in the QC (Quality Control) Laboratory assisting in batch sample testing. In addition, the role involves ensuring that the laboratory is kept stocked with all consumables i.e. cans, gloves, pipettes etc. and also that the lab is kept clean.

Main Duties


The role will involve testing factory made batch samples to an agreed specification on equipment in the QC (Quality Control) Laboratory.

The role will be based in the QC Laboratory.


  • Sample testing
  • Coating Sample Testing
  • Report Writing
  • Test Equipment Calibration
  • Stocking Laboratory Consumables

Requirements & Prospects

Desired Skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Planning
  • Accuracy
  • Punctuality
  • Able to organise work to meet deadlines
  • Report writing
  • Precision
  • Attention to detail
Personal Qualities
  • Investigative Nature
  • Good Communicator
  • Decision maker
  • Outgoing
Desired Qualifications
  • GCSE A* – C or equivalent English Language, Maths and Science
  • A Level in Chemistry, Science based qualification would be desirable but not essential
Future Prospects

Possibility of a permanent position within the company.

Things to Consider

In time candidates shifts will be –  6am – 2pm, 2pm – 10pm and 10pm – 6am pattern. Due to these shifts candidates must be aged 18+ or 17 and turning 18.

Successful candidates will also be required to work at least 13 Saturdays (6am – 2pm) per year.

A basic chemistry background would be helpful, but we will train on site.

About the Employer

Established in 1975, Tor Coatings is a pioneer in the field of high performance, technologically advanced liquid coatings for the interior and exterior protection and decoration of buildings. Within our extensive portfolio are specialist coatings designed to waterproof roofs and balconies, add fire and graffiti resistance to walls and protect hygiene areas from harmful bacteria.

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Portobello Industrial Estate

Chester Le Street


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Weekly Wage

£ £177.97

Expected Duration

24 months

Possible Start Date

14 Jun, 2022

Working Week
    • Monday – Friday 8.00am-4.30pm
    • Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship Level

Level 3

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Closing date: 1 Jun, 2022

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