Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Shift Laboratory Technician


Job Description:

Orion are proud to be able to partner with our blue-sky thinking client located in the heart of Abingdon, Oxford. The Shift Laboratory Technician is a full time permanent vacancy and primed for either a recent Chemistry or Chemical Engineer graduate OR someone who has graduated in the last couple of years who has had some exposure in a Lab or Scientific role. 

Our client hold a patented technology which massively contributes to the global effort of making certain industries significantly more environmentally sustainable & friendly. As a candidate your role will play a crucial part in our clients mission to keep evolving and bettering their product offering. 

So you will play a crucial part of this companies journey by joining them on their next step - this business will train and develop you on the following areas;

  • Analysis and Characterization of various materials using specific equipment (SEM, TGA, BET) 
  • Compiling data reports once you have run these tests
  • Perform chemical reliability testing 
  • Execute chemical pre-experiment studies
  • Work across their 24/7 operation - this means that you will work normal hours (i.e. 8am to 4:45pm) but on a shift rotation i.e. a working week could be Wednesday through to Sunday. 

They will reward you with:

  • 1st class training both out in their engineering departments as well as classroom based training. They also run a 'buddy-scheme' where you are partnered with an experienced member of the team to support you day to day. 
  • Private Medical Scheme
  • EV salary sacrifice scheme 
  • Life insurance at 3x salary
  • Salary sacrifice pension at 5% employer, 3% employee
  • EAP including family access

All we need you to show us is;

  • Reliably commute on a daily basis to their site location - we have provided the postcode above, please check that this is commutable before applying (please note they will not support any form of relocation)
  • Have full Right to Work in the UK (please note our client is not in a position to provide immediate or future sponsorship) 
  • Comfortable to work shifts. 
  • Have a Bachelors or Masters in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering 
  • Experience of working in a laboratory or chemical engineering environment 


Thank you for your application. Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we are not able to respond to every application personally, therefore, if you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful. To see our other available vacancies please visit our website.



  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Additional Salary Info

    Private Medical Scheme EV salary sacrifice scheme Life insurance at 3x salary Salary sacrifice pension at 5% employer, 3% employee EAP including family access, 25 Days Holiday

  • Work Authorisation

    United Kingdom

  • Industry Sector Engineering, Utilities
  • Years Experience

    1+ years

  • Career Level

    Experienced (Non-Manager)

  • Educational level

    Bachelor's Degree