Element Materials Technology

Analyst / Senior Analyst

Job Locations UK-Flintshire-Deeside


Element has an excellent opportunity for an experienced ICP Analyst / Senior Analyst. Your duties will include the preparation and analysis of soil and water matrices using ICP-OES and ICP-MS techniques in accordance with company methods, ensuring that all quality standards required by an ISO17025 accredited laboratory are maintained.


Element Deeside is the largest analytical chemistry laboratory within the Element Group and the market leading UK laboratory undertaking the testing of soils, waters, wastes, oils, NAPLs, ambient air, soil vapours and gases from all over the world.  The laboratory undertakes high volume routine analysis as well as offering bespoke method development, technical support and hydrocarbon forensic interpretations to enhance the support we can deliver.  The laboratory has an international reputation for service excellence and supports clients that require a higher level of technical expertise, reliability in data quality and seamless project management from sample collection to timely delivery of data.

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  • Preparing standards for calibration and quality purposes
  • Conducting sample preparation and analysis in accordance with company methods and quality procedures
  • Accurate reporting of results using LIMS
  • Ensuring all analytical procedures comply with accreditation quality requirements
  • Instrument calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Prioritising workloads to ensure work is completed within required turnaround time
  • Trouble shooting and non-conformance investigation
  • Supporting Senior Analytical Staff in the development, modification and validation of methods
  • Following health and safety procedures

Skills / Qualifications

  • A degree in Chemistry or a Chemistry related subject
  • A ‘levels in Chemistry or other science / maths subjects
  • Experience as an ICP Analyst within a commercial analytical laboratory
  • Alternative qualifications will be considered depending on relevant equivalent experience
  • A highly motivated and organised individual
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines
  • Thrives in a high throughput, high quality busy environment


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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