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Analytical Rota Technician

INEOS Hull site is the European manufacturing facility for the Acetyls business unit and is of significant strategic importance to the global business, with a focus on manufacturing petrochemicals. Our core product range is acetic acid and acetic anhydride.

Our Analytical Rota Technician is based in Hull.

About the Opportunity

We are looking to recruit an experienced technician to perform routine laboratory analysis for our manufacturing assets. To ensure that we give our manufacturing teams appropriate support our teams of Analytical Technicians utilise a shift pattern of extended days, across a 06:30 to 22:30 window. In addition, an on-call system is employed. In return you’ll receive a competitive base salary plus a generous shift allowance.

About you

Possessing a minimum 'A' levels, HNC or equivalent, including a significant chemistry element, you will already be experienced in laboratory operations and routine analysis. Some of the testing requires working on equipment/vessels which requires high level access so a head for heights is useful.

The purpose of this job is to perform routine laboratory analysis for the Hull site manufacturing assets as part of a team of rota technicians. Testing the quality of feedstocks,  in-process and final product samples against defined specifications enabling the manufacturing assets to maintain operations and final products to be sold

  • Manufacturing process and schedules for analysis
  • Projects to support manufacturing development
  • Shipping schedules
  • Plant upsets
  • Ad hoc customer requests


Comply with all SHE requirements within the analytical laboratory and contribute to the development of an SHE culture fully aligned with the goals of INEOS Acetyls Hull.

  • Maintain focus on personal safety and the safety of other. Follow all SHE procedures and respond appropriately to emergencies
  • With analytical chemists and manufacturing technicians/ engineers, use laboratory knowledge and experience to execute experimental programs that meet requirements of stakeholders
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality of data generated and recorded, complying with local QA systems and data storage standards
  • Provide preventative maintenance including calibration and troubleshooting of equipment and oversee corrective action and operational improvements as required
  • Responsibility for ordering routine chemicals and consumable items for the team

Level of Education & Experience

Technical Skills:

  • Minium of A' levels, HNC or equivalent, preferably including a significant chemistry element
  • Relevant industrial experience
  • Proficiency in working across several routine analytical capabilities such as Karl Fischer, freezing point, pH measurement, titration, chromatography
  • Proficiency in additional capabilities which may include: Elemental Analysis, Environmental analysis, Industrial Hygiene including personnel monitoring
  • Ability to record and enter detailed information accurately in IT systems
  • Ability to work with required IT systems, such as Laboratory Information Data Systems and chromatography system


  • Proficiency in additional capabilities which may include elemental analysis, Environmental analysis, Industrial Hygiene including personnel monitoring.
  • Ability to work at height when required

Behavioural Skills:

  • Strong safety drivers, ensuring the safe operation of the team
  • Ability to contribute to the success of the team, fostering learning, sharing of ideas and building capability
  • Strong teamwork skills and willingness to work at developing the overall team performance
  • Experience of working collaboratively and ability to develop relationships with manufacturing stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with little direct supervision
  • Maintain the capability to work flexibly across several analytical work programs to meet the changing needs of stakeholders whilst applying appropriate day-to-day work prioritisation
  • Capability to address equipment operating issues and resolve them rapidly
  • Experience of working in a shift/rota environment