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Chemical Technician - Analytical

Location UK-Bracknell
Research and Development


Afton Chemical Ltd, a major independent supplier of lubricant and fuel additives to the oil industry and part of the worldwide NewMarket Corporation, are seeking a Chemical Technician to join our Analytical team at our EMEAI headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire.


We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic team-player to join our Analytical team working in a quality-controlled laboratory environment providing analytical testing services in support of research and development. The role will involve running the techniques listed below as well as more industry specific methods:


  • Elemental Analysis
  • Acid, Base and Water Titrations
  • Density Measurements
  • Viscosity Measurements
  • Particle Counting
  • Flash Point Testing



  • Maintain safe work practices and adhere to all safety regulations.
  • Run Laboratory testing accurately and precisely using established test methods.
  • Communication of results to internal customers.
  • Manage multiple test backlogs.
  • Carry out calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain work area in a neat, clean, and safe condition.
  • Maintain technical knowledge through training.
  • Ensure that ISO procedures and documentation is maintained.


To be successful in this role, you will need: 

  • A higher education qualification in Chemistry or related field.
  • To make safety a priority.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • A passion for problem solving and delivering results.
  • Willingness to take initiative where required and work pro-actively to achieve team goals.


Experience in any of the following would be advantageous:

  • Working within a laboratory environment, preferably in automotive, fuels or lubricant testing.
  • Experience with some or all of the tests above.



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