Chemistry Technician

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
01 Dec 2017
15 Dec 2017
Emma Baggs
Job Type

Chemistry Technician

Would you like the opportunity to work in the Chemistry department supporting the build, test and commissioning functions for the Submarines business unit? We currently have vacancies for three Chemistry Technicians at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

As a Chemistry Technician you will be performing Chemical Analysis on a wide variety of fluids and gases and will provide safety and assurance for the Test and Commissioning function. This is an exciting role working on the most advanced engineering challenge currently in build in the UK and provides the opportunity to work on a large variety of tasks.

Your main responsibilities as a Chemistry Technician will involve:

Providing a timely, analytical service in support of submarine test and commissioning

The provision and recommendation of chemical doses for treatment of fluid systems, to mitigate corrosion

Carrying out sampling and analysis of water samples on primary and secondary systems on-board submarines as appropriate

Carrying out sampling around the site in support of environmental commitments

Working closely with and supporting Chemists/Senior Chemists in day to day activities

Radioactive re-assurance counting

Observing health & safety legislation applicable to working with and handling chemicals and radioactive materials

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree or equivalent qualification in either; Chemistry, Physical Sciences , General Sciences, Environmental Science, Forensic Science or HND/HNC with significant relevant experience

Experience working in a laboratory environment

Understanding of COSHH and its application

Practical chemistry skills would be advantageous, however training will be provided

Nuclear experience would be beneficial, but awareness training will be provided

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a team player who is interested in developing within the industrial/engineering sector. You will have a genuine interest in science and possess an inquisitive and analytical approach.

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Salary: £23,820+

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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