Apprentice Technician

Job summary:

The Technician (Band 1) has professional accountability to the Technical Manager to achieve the organisations corporate objectives and to make a positive contribution to the provision of services.

The post holder duties include:

  • Working closely with the Technical Manager/Deputy Technical Manager to ensure the safe and effective day to day operations of the organisation are maintained
  • To perform all duties assigned in accordance with the current quality system, global statutory regulations, in particular, CGMP’s and ISO 17025
  • Contribute to technical projects across the organisation

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Technician will be specifically responsible for the delivery of quality services and sustaining of professional standards, in the following areas:


Alongside the Technical Manager/Deputy Technical Manager and Team.

  • Contribute to the corporate aims, vision and values of the organisation
  • Help to develop a culture and environment where safe and high-quality services are consistently delivered across the organisation
  • Complete all duties assigned in a timely manner
  • Provide operational assistance to chemists/analysts and other staff as appropriate
  • Assist in the laboratory investigation process where appropriate
  • Implement and maintain the policies and procedures for HMR relating to staff and professional conduct (as per section 3 of the HMR Handbook)
  • Undertake L&D activities and deliver training appropriate to role, when requested

Service and business planning and delivery:

  • Undertake analytical testing as required, appropriate to your skills and experience, ensuring trained to do so;
  • Monitor technical equipment ensuring maintained and report to supervisors when required
  • Provide support to staff where required
  • Follow the company safe practices of work outlined in the Health and Safety policy and procedures
  • Ensure that laboratory work areas are maintained and kept clean and tidy.

Delivery of high-quality services:

  • Ensure that all activities are undertaken in compliance with current Quality System, cGMP and other Statutory Regulations
  • Maintain quality in own work and encourage others to do so
  • Ensure consistently high quality through a culture of effective teamwork and quality focus
  • Contributing to a culture and performance management processes which complies with the organisations policies
  • Produce clear documents such as writing up analytical work, when trained and required to do so

Communications and relationships:

  • Develop and maintain productive relationships using effective proactive communication mechanisms with a range of people on day to day matters relating to work and team/cross organisation matters


  • The post holder must maintain confidentiality of information relating to staff and customers of the organisation

Health and safety:

  • Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992). This ensures that the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors to the organisation
  • Employer: Herd Mundy Richardson Ltd
  • Location: Stockport
  • Hours: 7.5 hours per day with half an hour for lunch and a 15 minute morning break Start time between 8.00 am and 9.30am Finish between 3.30 and 5pm Hours are set once start and finish times are agreed but can be changed in line with company policies
  • Salary: £245.00 weekly wage
  • Closing date: 07/04/2020