Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship (GB Lubricants)

GB Lubricants

General Description

GB Lubricants manufactures and supplies a wide range of premium oils and greases to meet the very latest lubrication requirements of automotive, industrial, agricultural and plant equipment. We require a willing and enthusiastic individual to join the technical team and be involved in continuing to assist in driving the business forward

Main Duties

Working with the Laboratory Technician (who will provide on the job training) and reporting to the Technical Manager, the role will include:

  • The quality assurance testing of raw materials and finished products
  • Reporting on samples returned from customers as part of technical support
  • Performing blend studies as part of a product development plan
  • The maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment

The company is accredited to PAS99 (incorporating Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy Management systems) and the successful candidate will be involved in certain aspects of the business required to maintain these standards. Part of the role will also involve working in other areas of the manufacturing operation to gain appreciation of the business as a whole.

Requirements & Prospects

Desired Skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy
Personal Qualities
  • Must be able to show initiative
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
Desired Qualifications
  • The successful applicant will hold strong GCSEs (or equivalent) and preferably be educated to A Level (or equivalent) standard including Chemistry
Future Prospects
  • Full time role on completion of Apprenticeship for the right candidate
Things to Consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the Employer

GB Lubricants is a family owned and managed business based in Gateshead.
The company was established 130 years ago and is one of the few remaining independent lubricant blenders in the UK.  The company supplies a wide variety of lubricants, oils and greases for many different commercial applications.

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Weekly Wage

£ £192.40

Expected Duration

24 months

Possible Start Date

5 Aug, 2022

Working Week
    • Days to be confirmed, between 9.00am – 5.00pm.
    • Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship Level

Level 3

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Closing date: 19 Sep, 2022

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