We are looking for a Laboratory Technician to join our Cornish Orchards team.

The Laboratory Technician supports the Quality Assurance framework for Cornish Orchards. You would be assisting in both product quality control through laboratory testing, as well as routine due diligence and environmental compliance activities.  

Key accountabilities

Quality assurance

  • Test samples and analyse results following approved methods taking all necessary steps to ensure precision and repeatability.
  • Training and validation of operator QC testing in production areas.
  • Calibration, validation and basic maintenance of laboratory instruments.
  • Drive quality assurance improvements and aid in the development of testing routines throughout the production operation.
  • Manage QC store and start of shelf life/ end of shelf life testing.
  • Sample management for lab proficiency schemes.

Site water

  • Collect and test samples following approved methods to ensure compliance with consent for discharge.
  • Regularly collect and send samples to ensure drinking water quality.

Data management

  • Accurately entering results into various spreadsheets/ databases and delivering reports based on this information.
  • Produce results in a timely manner to help production departments keep on schedule for routine and addition/investigative work.
  • Communicate product status clearly and effectively to relevant areas.


  • Organising and setting up routine product tasting.

Hygiene and H&S

  • Working in accordance to all hygiene schedules
  • Working in accordance with all HSE policies & procedures

Experience required

  • BSc or equivalent in a related Science discipline 
  • Experience in an analytical laboratory, preferably in the food industry
  • Basic knowledge of HACCP requirements
  • Strong IT skills including competent use of MS Office

Key attributes of the successful person

  • Good analytical skills and microbiological technique.
  • Ability to produce high quality data and accurate information.
  • Strong communication skills that can be tailored to all levels of production.
  • Outstanding team work.
  • Flexibility to multi-task and prioritise workload.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to support production teams.
  • Organisational skills, dealing with a variety of IT packages.
  • Knowledge in terms of our quality standards, health and safety and any external legalisation relevant to this department.
  • A working knowledge of Cornish Orchards brands and products.

On offer is a competitive basic salary plus generous benefits package.

  • 25 days holiday
  • Product allowance worth £520
  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • And much more!

Further details:

  • Full-time permanent role
  • 5 days per week (8am - 5pm)
  • Location - Liskeard - Parking on site


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