Production technician

Job Advertisement: Production technician (Microbiology) - Knowledge Factory

Job Advertisement: Production technician (Microbiology)

PlantWorks is looking for a diligent individual to join our innovative science team to support our production and R&D activities of biofertiliers.

Although full training will be provided previous laboratory experiences or familiarisation with crop production/plant care industry would be advantageous.

This person will need to be able to communicate in English with competent numeracy skills to follow laboratory instructions. It is necessary for a successful candidate to hold a valid UK driving licence as PlantWorks has another production site in East Malling.

We are seeking an organised individual who likes hands-on work as this role primarily supports the production of naturally occurring plant beneficial microorganisms in both greenhouses and laboratories.  A strong team player will thrive within our existing team with different technical backgrounds.

Primary production site Secondary production site

PlantWorks Ltd, Unit 930
Cornforth Drive,
Kent Science Park

Secondary production site

East Malling Research
New Road
East Malling
ME19 6BJ

Working hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, 1h lunch (although flexible hours can be negotiated)

Possible start: ASAP

Qualification & Experience: An ideal candidate will have a minimum of A-level in a science subject. Any previous laboratory experience working with microorganisms will be advantageous.

Salary: £17,000 – £19,000 per annum

Type of contract: temporary going to permanent

Job responsibilities:
• Supports the set up and day to day monitoring of microbial cultures in laboratories and greenhouses.
• QA the microbial products and logging products onto the internal systems.
• Assist in the development of new production systems for different microbial cultures.
• Assist in the testing of our products in laboratory as well as pot/field trials.
• Procurement of chemicals and consumables
• Keeping laboratories and greenhouses clean

About PlantWorks:
PlantWorks is a leading horticultural and agricultural research company specialising in the manufacture of soil microorganisms for application in sustainable food production. The company has activities embracing the production of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and various other plant endophytes. The company works with many of the UK’s leading agronomy and academic partners to refine, demonstrate and ultimately make available to market the very best beneficial soil biology.

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