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Who We Are

Owned by the Italian Frandino Group and originally founded in the 1950s as a fruit distillery, Sedamyl has grown to become one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of wheat derivatives such as starches, sweeteners, proteins and alcohol for major food and industrial sectors worldwide. In 2012 the group expanded its international presence by opening a plant in Selby, UK.

 What We Do

Sedamyl UK, uses Yorkshire-grown wheat in its production, which is purchased from a network in excess of 1,000 local farmers, so providing a valuable and sustained revenue stream. The announcement in 2021 to invest a further £80m in expanding both its distilling and liquid sweetener production, significantly boosts an already growing workforce to around 150 employees, creating in excess of 75 new jobs for the area.

 What we are looking for

We are seeking a Laboratory Quality Technician to join our growing team, to assist in all aspects of quality assurance testing and development in relation to the manufacturing of our products.  You will be responsible for ensuring daily retrieval of samples from production, logistics and effluent areas, conducting analytical tests on raw materials, finished goods and effluent waste, calibration of test equipment and general housekeeping of laboratory.


Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Retrieval of samples of raw material and finished products
  • Perform analysis on products according to defined analytical methods and standard operating procedures
  • Conducting of analytic tests
  • Prepare and standardise solutions needed to conduct tests
  • Prepare and calibrate laboratory equipment
  • Accurately record all results and data for analysis and compliance with ISO and company requirements
  • Report out of specification results to appropriate department to take remedial action and re-analyse
  • Prepare and dispatch samples to customers or external labs
  • Practice a clean as you go policy to maintain laboratory hygiene
  • Perform other duties as reasonable requested

Skills & Knowledge

  • Previous experience working in a laboratory (preferred)
  • GCSE level in Chemistry
  • Ability and willingness to take ownership of assigned tasks and work without continuous supervision
  • Strong organisational, problem solving and analytical skill
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a high attention to detail
  • Ability to calculate figures encompassing proportions, percentages, ratios, and volume
  • Strong organisational, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Aptitude to learn how to perform a wide range of technical skills including sample preparation for analysis and techniques such as HPLC and GC
  • Ability to work accurately and follow specific instructions in a complex work environment
  • Be proactive and self-motivated with good communication skills
  • Good IT skills with knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently, whilst strictly following all health & safety requirements

 Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary relevant to work experience

32 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

Generous Pension Scheme

Life Assurance Scheme

Healthcare scheme available after one year’s service

Appropriate PPE and workwear are provided

Note: 40 hour working week – (shift work between the hours of 6am – 6pm). Overtime as required with weekend working on a rotational basis

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