Lab Technician

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1383533109-2
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Nicholas Associates
  • Location: Brinsworth, Yorkshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Engineering, Health and Safety
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Nicholas Associates are working closely with an up and coming leading manufacturer based in Rotherham/Sheffield

We are seeking a talented lab technician to support the operation and maintenance of hydrogen generators and catalyst production equipment.


As part of a multidisciplinary team, the lab technician will support engineers and scientists in technology development. Key responsibilities include:

Setting up and preparing laboratory facilities, equipment, instruments, and materials for experiments or tests.

Operating HMI systems to control hydrogen generators and catalyst production systems.

Performing maintenance and calibration of lab equipment to ensure operability, accuracy, and reliability.

Assisting engineers and scientists in conducting experiments, tests, and research projects.

Collecting and analysing data, measurements, and observations using various tools and techniques.

Recording and documenting experimental data, observations, and results accurately and promptly.

Following standard operating procedures (SOPs) and protocols to ensure consistency and reproducibility of experiments.

Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues during experiments or tests.

Assisting in developing and optimising test systems, laboratory procedures and protocols, and other development activities.

Collaborating with other team members or researchers to analyse and interpret data.

Complying with safety protocols and ensuring compliance with regulations and guidelines.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

GCSE or equivalent; technical college graduate or apprentice trained preferred.

3 years of experience as a lab technician in an engineering workshop or laboratory setting.

Strong work ethic with a drive to complete tasks to very high-quality standards.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work effectively in a diverse team of technicians, engineers, and scientists.

Capable of operating and maintaining complex systems and test equipment.


Experience with operating PLC control systems and data logger systems.

Experience working with hazardous gases and liquids.

Knowledge of 5S principles.

Computer literacy.