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Lab Technician

As the world leader in metal packaging technology, Crown designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions. Our customers are some of the world’s largest and most-respected companies.

About this opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity in our Packaging Science department to evaluate the performance of materials used to manufacture Food and Beverage cans, as a Lab Technician. We are looking for a self-motivated, diligent candidate who is able to work with minimal supervision but also be an effective member of the team.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Conduct Pack Performance Tests
  • Plan tests according to requirements given by Team leader
  • Ensure full traceability of samples is maintained by clear and accurate documentation and labelling
  • Pack cans (filling, seaming and processing) to industry standards
  • Open cans and prepare for examination
  • Manage workload and samples using appropriate IT systems
  • Communicate with project leaders and Crown businesses
  • Work to agreed deadlines


  1. Evaluate Container and Coating Performance
  • Record critical can performance indicators accurately.
  • Visually examine samples noting features of interest and relate observations to potential failure modes.  Attention to detail and diligence are essential.
  • Use more advanced techniques such as microscopy, to investigate potential issues
  • Report results in formal reports, making clear conclusions


  1. General laboratory and pilot plant work
  • As part of a busy, multi-disciplinary team, there may be occasions where working in support of other teams is required

Required Education and Qualifications

  • A-Levels or NVQ Level 3

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • There is no specific experience or knowledge required as full training will be provided.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • A practical person with the ability to work with minimal supervision after initial training
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Desire to work in laboratory or pilot plant environment

Beneficial Education, Experience, Skills (not required)


  • A-Levels or NVQ Level 3 in the following subjects; science, technology, engineering or maths
  • Some experience working in a laboratory
  • Working as part of a team to deliver results to demanding deadlines
  • Creative and strategic thinker
  • Intermediate problem solver

What Crown can offer you? 

  • the opportunity to build a career in a multi-cultural environment
  • to be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance  
  • professional and personal development through training and work experiences 
  • strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees  

Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging.  

Equal opportunity 

Crown is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. 

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Lab Technician

Requisition ID:  2092

Wantage, GB, OX12 9BP

Functional Area: 
Experience Level:  Graduate/Entry level
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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