Laboratory Assistant - Part Time

 Research & Development

This is a part time Laboratory Technician role, supporting the routine testing of production and customer samples. Also responsible for providing support with other day to day laboratory activities.

Working Hours: 5 hours per day Monday to Friday



  • Testing of customer samples in a timely manner and in line with procedure,
  • interpret results and make necessary recommendations
  • Testing and approval of finished goods in line with procedure.
  • Testing and approval of raw materials received in line with procedure
  • Preparation of necessary documentation / reports as required and maintain laboratory records
  • Ensuring that all laboratory equipment is regularly calibrated and conforms to
  • process/regulatory requirements and maintain records
  • Support other laboratory activities / investigations when required
  • Ensuring departmental compliance with QH EHS, ISO9001 and other mandatory
  • procedures.
  • Ensuring that the laboratory workplace is maintained in a clean and orderly condition


  • Studied to a minimum standard of GCSE or equivalent, English, mathematics and a science would be preferable.
  • Experience of working in a relevant discipline within a laboratory or similar environment would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Ability to use Microsoft office.
  • Excellent attention to detail and able to work accurately under pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Recognition of the importance of personal responsibility for health and safety
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise work under pressure and be able to work unsupervised.


  • Competitive pay with bonus opportunities, pension plan and other benefits.
  • 2 days annual paid volunteering leave to dedicate to the cause of your choice
  • QH University: Continuous training tools for all seniority levels.
  • Wellbeing, CRGs, Global Giving & other attractive DEI programs

We are the global leader in industrial process fluids present in 40+ countries continually improving and innovating so the world’s steel, aluminum, automotive, aircraft, machinery and industrial parts manufacturers can stay ahead in a changing world. Throughout our 100+ locations, our chemists, engineers and industry experts partner with our customers to continually improve their operations so they can run even more efficiently, even more effectively, whatever comes next.

Our values:

  • Live Safe
  • Exceed Customer Expectations
  • Drive Results
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Do Great Things Together
  • Act with integrity

Our core values embody who we are as a company, guide our decisions and inspire us. Our commitment to these values, in words and actions, builds a safer, stronger Quaker Houghton. They are the fundamental beliefs that guide our internal conduct and our relationship with the outside world.

Grow where your contributions will matter.