Laboratory Assistant - Taw Valley


Devon, GB

1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Part time:  24 hours per week



  • Competitive salary
  • You will be given all training and support needed for you to be successful in the position.
  • Employer Pension contribution matched up to 6%
  • Potential for ongoing opportunities


Things we’d love to tell you about our Taw Valley site

  • Situated in West Devon, Taw Valley Creamery produces award winning, high quality cheeses including Tickler, BOB, Cheddar and Red Leicester for our retail and food service customers.  The Creamery is to receive £180 million investment to become a state of the art cheese production site, across Cheddar & Mozzarella categories - one of the largest single UK investments for Arla Foods.


About the job 

As a Laboratory Assistant, the successful candidate will analyse and evaluate products and materials to check and ensure that quality and approved analysis standards are met. They will independently follows established processes providing day-to-day support necessary to ensure delivery of operational targets


 Duties will also include:

  • Conducting tests to analyse products and materials.
  • Collecting samples across the site/registers them and sends them out for analysis.
  • Interpreting results of analyses and escalating non-conformance issues as required.
  • Creating action plans for non-conformances and follows it up according to procedures.
  • Communicating and reporting results to the relevant department.
  • Ensuring that instrumentation is functioning and calibrated and that verified methods are used
  • Ensuring laboratory stock is always available
  • Maintain laboratory safety and 5S levels


What you’ll need in order to be successful in the role

  • Ambition & drive
  • Good or advanced Microsoft Office experience
  • Previous experience of data analysis would be advantageous but not essential
  • Solid team player who is happy to contribute to the common success of the business.
  • Self-motivated and excellent communicator


Things We’d Love To Tell You About Arla

  • We are a farmer- owned cooperative. That means we are committed to partnering with farmers so they are guaranteed a fair price for their milk.
  • We experimented with bio powered trucks (google it- you won’t regret it), and built the world’s first ever 100% carbon neutral dairy. All as part of our ongoing commitment to combatting climate change.
  • We are the producer of Lurpak, one of the world’s most iconic butter brands.
  • We are a Danish business, operating across the UK, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, North America, South America and other regions across the globe

We have a purpose for Good
At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


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