Laboratory Technician

10 February 20212021-02-10
Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Laboratory Technician


Company Bio

Ulster Farm By-Products Ltd (Linergy Ltd) is an innovative renewable energy company which develops renewable fuels from organic waste. It also provides a service for the collection and disposal of fallen farm animals to the farming community in Northern Ireland and also butchery and food waste. 



You will conduct all in-house testing of end products, Tallow & MBM (Meat & Bone Meal) as per their frequency ensuring results are within the set parameters to ensure quality products at all times.  Liaise with the Production Manager and undertake remedial action and investigations where product quality is compromised, implementing corrective actions.



  • Preparation and testing of both in-process and finished product samples in accordance with written procedures.
  • Assess and audit the day-to-day operation of the waste water treatment plant, including microbiological performance.
  • Accurate and timely recording of test results and completion of reports and analysis relating to environmental and production performance.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping, safety, and upkeep of the laboratory and the equipment housed there.
  • Be responsible for the routine calibration of instrumentation. 
  • Be responsible for the development and updating of internal and external specifications and product information including electronic specifications.
  • Manage laboratory stocks and maintain levels of consumables                         
  • Keeping up to date with technical developments.
  • Preparing samples for outside lab comparisons and evaluation.



  • At least 2 years general laboratory experience in a testing and analysis capacity.
  • BSc, HND or equivalent in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science subject OR GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language, Science and Mathematics, grades A-C
  • Computer Literate
  • Experience in working accurately and methodically with numbers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Have a methodical approach to work and have experience in working to tight time scales.
  • Confident communicator, with the ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written terms at all levels across the company.
  • Must be flexible in terms of the requirements of the role and hours.
  • Previous experience in working with chemicals.
  • A good appreciation of Health & Safety within this environment.



  • Mon- Fri 8.00 am – 4pm (There may on occasions be a requirement for additional hours)


In Return:

  • Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
  • Westfield Private Health Care
  • 28 Days Holidays including Stats (20 + 8)
  • Company pension auto enrollment
  • Job security with an innovative company




Our client is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community