Laboratory Chemist


Glascoed, South Wales

Laboratory Chemist



Posted by on June 11, 2024.


Job title: Laboratory Chemist

Location: Glascoed, South Wales

Salary: £42,132

What you’ll be doing:

  • Undertaking chemical testing within the requirements of good laboratory practice
  • Following prescribed analytical test methods in support of Quality Control / Quality Assurance requirements for manufacturing, and analytical / chemical testing for development project work
  • Working within the Safe Systems of Work process within the Laboratory and Factory
  • Assisting in the development of analytical procedures/methods to maintain and improve laboratory capability for accuracy and precision, and other continuous improvement activities
  • Maintaining instruments / calibration activities to ensure maintained capability
  • Liaising with customers and the Laboratory Manager

Your skills and experiences:


  • BSc/MSc Chemistry or related subject
  • Previous experience in analytical chemistry is preferred;
  • Basic knowledge of Laboratory Health and Safety requirements


  • Versed in either HPLC or UPLC techniques
  • Experience in analysis methods such as DSC, TGA, DMA or ICP
  • Exposure to UV-Vis Spectrophotometer and/or FT-IR Spectrophotometer


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The QC Laboratory team:

This is a small but growing team, in which you will report directly into the Laboratory Manager. Your work will involve testing energetic materials to support on various exciting projects. You will get the chance to use a variety of chemical and physical analysis methods, including wet chemistry and instrumented techniques. Within this team you would work directly with the onsite customers and the wider engineering team within BAE Systems Land UK. BAE Systems will also support you in your development with onsite training and there will be the opportunity for you to grow and develop your career through this role.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 20th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Laboratory Chemist