LAB TECHNICIAN

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Job Description

OVERVIEW:

We’re here to unite the conditioning community. We believe that putting the sweat in today, prepares us for tomorrow. So, we give people the tools they need to reach further, go faster, be stronger. We celebrate those who show up – for themselves – to be their physical or mental best, whatever that means for them. It’s what we want for our community, and our team. A team that’s growing rapidly around the world. A collective of talented individuals working together to invent Gymshark’s future. Our plans are ambitious, and we’re looking for people who want to join us for the ride – our growth will be your growth.

As Gymshark’s Lab Technician, you will help deliver the strategy for Sports Science and Testing. You will provide technical support for testing activity across the breadth of the Innovation Team, with a strong focus on our materials testing activity. You will also assist in the operational running of world-leading testing spaces, helping to ensure efficiency in the day-to-day processes, resulting in joined-up delivery with colleagues in the Innovation Team and the wider business. Overall you will live and breathe the data mindset, being a key player in ensuring that all innovations are backed by robust science.

Are you our next Lab Technician? Here’s the role up close:

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
  • Providing operational support to colleagues working throughout the various testing spaces, to enable efficient data collection which will support leading innovations
  • Liaising with our network of vendors, to ensure that technical equipment is serviced and repaired in line with contractual agreements
  • You will be evaluating ISO and ASTM testing standards
  • Assisting in the development of new items of specialised equipment or processes for use in research, helping to streamline data acquisition
  • Supporting the development of a high-quality standard operating procedure portfolio
  • You will contribute to quality record-keeping practices
  • Actively research and keep up to date with new standard testing protocols in the industry, using knowledge to suggest improvements where possible
  • Aiding the Lab Manager to ensure that each testing space is well presented and ready for use, in line with all research activities planned
  • Supporting in managing day-to-day issues that may arise and assist with the procurement of new equipment
  • You will work collaboratively with the Innovation Team and across other relevant departments, helping to ensure that key strategic business objectives are delivered
  • You will assist in providing training processes for different stakeholders to use/understand different equipment throughout the testing spaces
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
  • Proven experience in providing technical support in a high performing testing laboratory environment, within a materials testing setting
  • Experience in assisting service work schedules within a busy testing environment
  • Understanding of all aspects of the scientific data collection process and the importance of rigour
  • Knowledge of external trends and best practice in the area of materials testing
  • Proficiency in the use of Ms Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Self-motivation, to be proactive, pragmatic and able to aid with complex workflows
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • The ability to thrive with minimum level of supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Systematic nature and exemplary organisation skills
  • Agile to change and a collaborative team player, where identifying needs and providing solutions
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills

Here are some of the perks we offer:

🙌 Opportunity to work on high traffic, high performing e-commerce systems
🤑 Competitive ‘Win Together, Lose Together’ Bonus
🩺 Full private medical insurance with no excess
🏖 25 days holidays + your birthday and all the Bank Holidays which can be substituted and taken whenever you want.
💻 A truly flexible working culture
👥 A collaborative, creative and inspiring working environment
💰 Employer pension contributions up to 7%
🤩 Life Assurance at four times your basic salary
🦈 50% Gymshark Discount
🎁 Gymshark Gift Card for each year of service
🥇 Financial, Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support
📚 Great training and learning resources & 10% time for personal development
🖥 Choice of hardware and access to the best software
🤒 Paid time off when you’re physically and mentally unwell
🧸 Very Generous Family Leave package – we support you extending your family

GS Campus Perks:

🍎 Refuel – Healthy fresh food at GSHQ
🏋️‍♂️ Free Lifting Club (LC) Gym Membership for yourself and two friends/family
👉 Free monthly massages

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