Laboratory Support Operator - Aberdeen

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Ref: 543 Date Posted: Friday 23 Feb 2024

Would you like to be part of a world-renowned offshore energy manufacturing team? Balmoral has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Technical department as a Laboratory Support Operator.

Balmoral Group was established in 1980 and is a privately owned company headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland. Employing over 500 people and operating from a modern, custom-built complex, the company’s products are used around the world.


What will you do as a Laboratory Support Operator?

  • Machine and test samples to specified standards, to prepare moulds and support departmental cutting, testing and trial requirements.

  • Performing general sample management tasks.

  • Preparation of test samples using cutting equipment (band saws, router, lathe, sanders, lab CNC machine etc).

  • Preparation of moulds (cleaning, assembly etc).

  • Assisting in trials undertaken by the department (gathering of chemicals/materials, weighing and mixing materials) .

  • Undertaking testing in accordance with procedures and international standards.

  • Work in a clean, tidy and safe manner.

  • Departmental upkeep (cleaning, replenishing, painting, minor repairs etc).

  • May be required to work shifts in accordance with operational requirements.


What are we looking for in a Laboratory Support Operator?

  • Good General Education. ‘O’ Grade/Standard Grade/Nat 5/GCSE Arithmetic, Physics and/or Chemistry, Mathematics and English. Practical woodworking or technical studies.

  • Experience working with general hand tools, working with cutting machinery, laboratory and test environment familiarity (advantageous but non-essential),  awareness of working with chemicals safely.

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Proficient in use of MS Office suite

  • Ability to be flexible with working hours


What’s in it for you?

Working at Balmoral comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary

  • Company pension

  • Starting on 33 days annual leave, increasing with length of service

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Life insurance (death in service)

  • Access to an employee discount website

  • Employee long service rewards scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Electric car scheme

  • Holiday purchase scheme

Working with Balmoral you get the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment that is varied and challenging - with limitless potential for career progression.