Analyst - Intertek363

Job Information

Job Title: Analyst
Job Code: 
Job Category: Laboratory
Job Location: Farnborough, United Kingdom

Do you have previous experience working in a laboratory environment (preferably fuels and lubricants?

Do you have demonstrable laboratory experience with experimental test methods?

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 100 company?

Do you want to work for a company that rewards performance?

If you answered yes to all of the above we want to hear from you as we have an exciting opportunity for an Analyst to join our dynamic team based in Farnborough.

Intertek's Cargo & Analytical Assessment (CAA) business provides quality and quantity measurement, inspection, and laboratory testing services to the global oil, gas, petrochemical, petroleum refining & distribution, natural gas, biofuels, marine, and chemicals industries. They help their clients protect and manage their risk during custody transfer, storage, transportation and other activities related to their cargo assets. Their qualified personnel also provide technical expertise and additive treatment services, helping clients to protect and optimise the return on their cargo business activities.

They have one of the largest networks of analytical testing laboratories in the world. Using advanced analytical technologies, our experienced chemists, material scientists, technicians and lab managers provide clients with key purity and component testing, able to measure elements and compounds into the parts-per-trillion level. Our analytical assessment testing supports crucial quality control, troubleshooting, and research & development processes for clients on a global basis.

Job Responsibilities

An opportunity has arisen for an Analyst to join an expanding team providing independent testing and consultancy services to the fuels and lubricants sector. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking analysis of primarily greases and lubricants in the team’s test laboratories. 

Key responsibilities will include:

Undertaking and co-ordinating testing using established test methods;

Interpretation of test data and provision of meaningful conclusions based on test results;

Providing advice to customers on results of testing and other issues relating to product analysis;

Maintenance of existing test equipment and developing/commissioning of new test methods and equipment as required;

Ensuring compliance with relevant quality and accreditation procedures.

Additional information

Intertek Farnborough operates on a standard 37.5 hour week, but the role holder will need to be flexible in terms of hours and travel as some occasional travel will be required within the UK.

The successful candidate must be able to obtain UK Security Clearance (SC).

A degree of manual handling forms a significant part of this role, in respect of lifting samples and conducting tests.  

We will provide the required training, education and mentoring that will allow you to meet the requirements of the role and develop new skills to progress in your career.

Job Qualifications

Required skills and experience

Good IT literacy skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel)

Previous experience of working in a laboratory environment ideally within the fuels and lubricants sector

Demonstrable laboratory experience with experimental test methods

Full driving license

Personal Qualities


Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions

Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community

Motivated, self-starter

Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together

Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually 

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met

Fosters integrity and honesty

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

Confident communicator (written/ oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role

A serious commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals and deadlines

The successful candidate must be able to obtain UK baseline security clearance

How to Apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek363. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

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