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Chemistry Technician

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Date: 18-Jun-2022

Location: High Wycombe, GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.

At Premier foods we believe in inclusion, authenticity and individuality. We aim to ensure all existing and potential colleagues are given equitable opportunities and are respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who they are, what they look like, who they love or what they believe in. Our culture is one where everyone is welcome. 


Chemistry Technician

Full time, permanent

Based in High Wycombe


Role Purpose:

Perform analytical tests required to ensure that raw materials and products meet specification, are legal and are comply with the agreed standard. 


What you'll be doing:

Food Safety & Quality Management

  • Log samples, collect data, make measurements and take action following the set guidelines.
  • Carry out ELISA based allergen testing, operating all relevant equipment.
  • Relates own tasks to the delivery of Premier Foods Quality Management goals.


  • Perform required measurements and interpret findings.
  • Carry out activities in accordance with internally approved protocols.


Product & Raw Material Expertise

  • Sample and test raw materials to determine appropriate functionality.
  • Undertake research and development (R & D) projects under the supervision of the line / project manager.
  • Use analytical techniques to analyse raw materials, finished products and report against agreed standard.



  • Perform tasks required to test and trial ideas.


Data and Knowledge Management

  • Gather, consolidate, analyse and report data effectively using IT packages where applicable.


Applying Technology to the Business

  • Present technical information clearly and concisely.


Health and Safety

  • To observe Health & Safety regulations and follow guidelines and procedures in accordance with
  • COSHH, as stipulated by the company.
  • To maintain laboratories in a safe, tidy and clean manner.


What we need from you:


  • BSc Chemistry / Biochemistry / Analytical Chemistry or related subject
  • Good theoretical understanding of chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Good laboratory practical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills – teamwork
  • Good organisational skills



  • Previous experience of ELISA technique
  • Previous experience in accredited analytical laboratory
  • Understanding of food science 


What we offer you in return:

  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 7.5% pension
  • Life assurance
  • 25 days holiday (option to buy an additional 10)
  • Wide range of online and in-house training
  • Access to an employee discount scheme, with access to hundreds of nationwide retailers