Laboratory Technician


Bristol, GB

An introduction to Etex

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. By joining Etex, you won’t just be joining an international leader, you will inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever safer, more sustainable, smarter and beautiful. You’ll be joining a company who wants to inspire change.

We are committed to making a positive human impact on the world. In return, we’ll reward you by investing in your development and your personal well-being. Whilst our core values help us develop those effective and sustainable lightweight solutions we’re known for, it’s our people that matter most!

Our diverse and inclusive workforce always strives for excellence. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high-performance building solutions. Etex is a company that is committed to success - and when you join us, we’ll be committed to you.


Etex are currently have an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to join the Building Performance team!

Location: Bristol Plant

Salary : Up to £25,000 Depending on Experience 

What you’ll do:

Working as a Laboratory Technician, you will carry out laboratory analysis in accordance with site and quality management systems. This includes testing gypsum (natural and synthetic), stucco, raw materials, and finished plasterboards to ensure compliance with the quality specification

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing support other quality testing activities, e.g., test equipment calibrations, repairs, and replacements
  • Analysing data to look for, highlight and investigate trends and anomalies and to impound affected and non-compliant products as per procedures
  • Ensuring all documentation produced complies with company standards
  • Ensuring that documentation maintained within the Document Management System are reviewed, updated, and approved at all times
  • Using continuous improvement principles, actively seek to improve the methods, processes, and techniques used within the laboratory
  • Any other tasks commensurate with this post


What you’ll bring

  • You will be a dedicated, communicative, and innovative person
  • You will be A-LEVEL or HND qualified
  • You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Packages and computer systems
  • You will have experience within a Quality Control Environment
  • You will have an understanding of quality management principles
  • You will have a flexible approach to working hours as and when required by the business

It would be an advantage, but is not essential, if you also have:

  • A scientific background
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment

Who you’ll work with:

At Etex we believe that it’s not about who I report to, or who reports to me. It’s about who I can help and who can help me. As the Laboratory Technician, your expertise means that you will be a valued member of the team.  In addition to your direct team, you will have regular connections with employees across the plant.

Why work with Etex?

At Etex, we might be leaders in modern, sustainable construction, but our people are our priority. We care about our teammates and they feel it. We are driven by a core set of values that permeates through everything we do. A passion for excellence drives us. Through dedication, innovation and adherence to the highest standards, we deliver the very best quality to our partners and customers. 

We connect and care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people. When we combine these two elements, we are able to pioneer to lead. We actively seek to outperform and act as a leader in our ever-changing sector. We harness the power of sustainable construction and take responsibility for the impact our people, our operations and our legacy make on the world.

We make a positive human impact – motivated by changing people’s lives, improving the future of our planet and over-delivering for our customers.

Etex is a place for people who want to inspire change and build inspiring ways of living.


What we offer

  • In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a number of benefits including;
  • 9% total pension (3% input from you, 6% input from us)
  • Up to 10% annual bonus based on personal and company performance
  • Performance annual salary reviews
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program
  • Online discount scheme
  • Cycle scheme
  • Free secure parking
  • Up to 25 days holiday
  • Wellbeing events run throughout the year



If you want to join an agile and forward-thinking organisation, please do not hesitate to apply!


Our Social Responsibilities  

Etex has a clear commitment to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and working on innovative solutions for the building industry. 

Our ambition is to reduce negative effects and scale up positive impacts. We prioritise decarbonisation, including the use of renewable energy, as well as circularity, with a first focus on waste management.

We engage in a wide range of voluntary initiatives which offer support to local communities through partnerships and social projects. Our teammates know their local communities best, we are proud of the numerous projects and actions initiated around the world that are based on the awareness of their communities’ needs.


Commitment to diversity 

We’re incredibly proud of the community we’ve created at Etex. We form a global team of over 11,000 individuals from an enormous variety of backgrounds, races, faiths, and genders. Our diversity is our strength, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teammates feel included and happy at work. 

If you require any additional support with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can make arrangements for you.

Good luck with your application 

As you have seen, our Teammates mean the world to us, they enable us to Inspire Ways of Living. If this role appeals to you, click apply now and discover how a career at Etex will help you learn, grow and lead. We look forward to hearing from you.