Laboratory Technician Location: Castleford, WF10 1NJ Salary: £minimum wage 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 Castleford 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 – Castleford 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: £minimum wage Contributory Pension Scheme A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays 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. For further information please call Georgina Stanojevic on 07384212175 or e-mail GStanojevic@rsk.co.uk. 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. 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 an equal opportunities employer.