Analytical Lab Technician

Salary: £24,000.00-£28,000.00 per year
Hours: Full time, Permanent
Location: Tavistock, Devon
Reporting to: SHEQ Manager

The Role:

We are seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join our team as a Laboratory Technician/Analyst in our hydrometallurgical research laboratory. This dynamic role combines expertise in chemical analysis with hands-on laboratory techniques, focusing on the utilization of Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) methodologies. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting research and development activities, ensuring accurate and reliable analytical results, supporting the development in a brand new industry, recovering critical metals from waste streams.

What You’ll Do:

Chemical Analysis:

  • Conduct chemical analysis using ICP-OES to determine elemental composition in various samples.
  • Ensure the proper calibration and maintenance of ICP-OES equipment.
  • Interpret and analyze data, troubleshooting any discrepancies in results.

X-ray Diffraction (XRD):

  • Perform XRD analyses to identify and characterize crystalline structures in materials.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot XRD equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Collaborate with research teams to provide valuable insights into material properties.

Laboratory Techniques:

  • Prepare and handle samples for analysis according to established protocols.
  • Adhere to safety guidelines and maintain a clean and organized laboratory environment.
  • Execute various laboratory techniques with precision and attention to detail.

Quality Control:

  • Implement and maintain quality control measures to ensure the accuracy and reliability of analytical results.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address and resolve any quality issues.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Record and document all experimental procedures, observations, and results.
  • Generate comprehensive reports summarizing findings for internal and external stakeholders.

What You’ll Bring:

As a minimum you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in operating and maintaining ICP-OES and/or XRD instrumentation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with laboratory safety protocols and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks efficiently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a research or industrial laboratory setting.
  • Knowledge of additional analytical techniques to aid is provision and insight with the team.

About Us:

Altilium is a UK-based clean technology group supporting the transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon.

Our vision is for a circular and domestic EV battery supply chain, where the critical minerals powering the energy transition are safely recovered from recycling end-of-life EV batteries and mine tailings, saving natural resources and reducing mining.

We are developing the green processing technologies and building at-scale recycling infrastructure to decarbonise the automotive supply chain, providing the lowest carbon, most eco-friendly battery materials for a cleaner transport future.

This is your opportunity to be in at the beginning of the sixth wave industrial revolution, providing circular energy solutions to the UK and Europe as part of a global team.

We’re working to be an inclusive employer and we encourage people from all backgrounds, ways of thinking and working to apply. We love that everyone brings different perspectives and experiences.

We strive to eliminate any barriers that might prevent individuals from showcasing their skills and qualifications. If you require adjustments at any stage of the application process or to the role, please let us know and we’ll see how we can accommodate them.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (required)


  • Operating and maintaining ICP-OES and/or XRD instrumentation: 1 year (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Tavistock, PL19 9QN (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Tavistock, PL19 9QN: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 08/04/2024

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