Lab Technician

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  • Department / Function :
  • Manufacturing
  • Location :
  • Glasgow
  • Contract Type :
  • Permanent
  • Working Pattern :
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description :
  • The iconic Wellpark Brewery has stood in the heart of Glasgow for over 450 years and is the home of Tennent’s Direct. We are Scotland’s leading brewer-led distributor, supplying venues with all their drinks needs, from fine wine to draught beer and everything in between. Built on a culture of trust, we are committed to doing what’s best for our customers, our people and our world and we’re proud to say that our team know the Scottish hospitality industry better than anyone. With unique insights and experience, we help shape what the nation is drinking. 


    We have an opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to join us on a Permanent basis working onsite at our Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery.

    Please note this role is working on a shift pattern basis to include morning, evenings and nights. Further information is available below.


    About the role

    As a member of the Quality Department you’ll undertake daily, weekly and monthly tasks to ensure we are meeting KPI requirements against cost, quality and service. This will include routine studies of Water Checks, SO2, Glycol, Colour PH, ABV level etc. You’ll calibrate and utilise instruments such as Alcolyser, Rapitec, Spectrophotometer and DMA, DO2/CO2/N2 meters to collect and process samples from Drips and Kegs. You’ll monitor the results and work with colleagues to resolve or escalate issues. You’ll participate in internal audits for Pack Quality, Process Audit Checks and HACCP audits.


    Within the role you’ll perform routine housekeeping and assist with 5s, goods intake, parcel despatch and documentation. You’ll be an advocate for Food Safety and Quality Culture, complying at all time with regulations within HSE, Food Safety and Statutory/Legal requirements.

    Please note this role is working a shift pattern comprised of a Night Shift, Back Shift, Early Shift and Day Shift.  The rota is provided up to a year in advance. You will receive Shift Allowance in addition to your salary for the shifts worked as below:

    • Night Shift 23:00- 06:00, Sunday night only. Monday to Thursday 22:00-06:00
    • Back shift 14:00- 22:00 Monday to Thursday (12:00 till 18:00 Friday)
    • Early Shift 06:00 - 14:00 Monday to Thursday  (06:00 till 12:00 Friday)
    • Day Shift 08:00 - 16:00 Monday to Thursday


    About You

    You’ll possess experience within a Laboratory environment from a food or drinks manufacturing business, and able to demonstrate experience of carrying out scientific checks of samples. Ideally you’ll possess a HNC or equivalent in a Science subject.


    About Us

    Operating through the Matthew Clark, Bibendum, Tennent’s and Bulmers Ireland brands, the Group has a market leading range, scale and reach including an intimate understanding of the markets it serves. 


    Together we grow, brew, manufacture, market, and deliver some of the world’s favourite drinks. From grass to glass, and everything in between. C&C Group plc is a premium drinks company which owns, manufactures, markets, and distributes a unique portfolio of beer and cider brands in its home markets and across the globe.


    C&C Group’s portfolio of owned/exclusive brands include: Bulmers, the leading Irish cider brand; Tennent’s, the leading Scottish beer brand; Magners the premium international cider brand; as well as a range of fast-growing, premium and craft ciders and beers, such as Heverlee, Menabrea, Five Lamps and Orchard Pig. 


    We seek to champion and embed sustainability in everything that we do at C&C. While delivering joy to customers, we always shine a light on people and the planet. We have a clear ESG vision delivering to a better world. We respect, support, and develop all our people to be their best, with a focus on results by creating a culture of winning together.


    We also recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to delivering on our mission. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.


    C&C Group (and inclusive companies) do not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to any of our roles. For help, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at All applications need to come through the candidate portal

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