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Laboratory Service Engineer

Pin icon IP28 Bury St Edmunds
Pound Sterling icon £40,000 - £47,000 dependent on experience
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 17 days ago
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Join the forefront of innovation as a Laboratory Service Engineer at Vapourtec in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Earn £40k- £47k annually with benefits including occasional global travel opportunities, 25 days holiday and more…

This exciting new opportunity involves the installation/commissioning and maintenance/repair of our in-house manufactured flow chemistry equipment.

Laboratory Service Engineer
Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6TS

  • Full time (40 hours/week), Permanent
  • £40,000 - £47,000 dependent on experience
  • Full UK driving licence required

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

Since 2003, Vapourtec has been the leading manufacturer of world-class flow chemistry equipment. Through, flow chemistry equipment, the team at Vapourtec have helped revolutionise the way many scientists deliver the research, chemicals and products we all rely on. Manufactured at headquarters in Suffolk, the modular R-Series flow chemistry system is trusted by academics, chemists, and manufacturers around the world.

Vapourtec has grown extensively through the quality of products, numerous citations and excellent distributor network and now wish to complement these efforts and drive further ambitious global growth with expansion of the Service team.

The Package:

  • Salary for the position will be based on experience: £40,000 - £47,000 per year
  • Occasional travel Europe/USA/Far East for installations and service support
  • Company pension contribution
  • 25 days annual holiday + bank holidays
  • Training and support will be provided to build confidence and ensure success in this position
  • Free on-site parking
  • modern facilities in parkland close to the town of Bury St. Edmunds, within commuting distance of Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge and surrounding areas

Main Responsibilities of the Laboratory Service Engineer:

  • Qualify flow chemistry systems
  • Perform on-site maintenance and upgrades
  • Gather customer feedback and discuss applications
  • Advise customers on preventative maintenance and repairs
  • Provide technical support via phone and email
  • Create technical bulletins and guides

Skills/Qualifications (minimum):

  • 2 years’ experience in a laboratory service or installation role
  • NVQ Level 3 or Higher Diploma/Degree in engineering or chemical engineering
  • Good logical troubleshooting techniques
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • You enjoy travelling and visiting customers
  • Able to work with minimal supervision after training
  • Confident with Windows, Excel, Word


  • Experience within a scientific industry and working in a laboratory environment
  • Electro-Mechanical experience
  • Experience in working overseas

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Other suitable skills and experience include Manufacturing, Production, Production Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Production Technician, Assembly Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Technical Engineer, Process Engineer, Quality Control Technician, Laboratory Equipment Technician, Flow Chemistry Engineer.