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Technical Steward

United Kingdom

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Location Stevenage, GB Job ID JR-030970

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to provide technical stewarding services to all scientific departments at the Stevenage R&D site. These include, but are not limited to, solvent, chemical and consumable deliveries as well as distribution of dry ice, gases and liquid nitrogen.

Key Responsibilities.

  • Management & distribution of liquid nitrogen including filling of dewars and connection of liquid nitrogen vessels. Placing orders with suppliers as required. Liaison with third party suppliers.

  • Management of laboratory and site gases (including cylinders). Placing orders as required.

  • Ability to fit and inspect piped gases and valves and connect to cylinders etc.

  • Delivering dry ice to laboratories as required.

  • To ensure regular checks of the equipment and machines used during the working day. 

  • To work closely with Line Manager when needed.

  • To ensure that all records are maintained in accordance with compliance guidelines and to provide data for monthly reports on performance and service delivery.

  • Ensure that all necessary databases and records are completed accurately to comply with regulatory and business requirements.

  • Delivery of consumable items to laboratories to include chemicals from the on-site Chemical Store & Stock Boss items.

  • Drive and operate forklift trucks .

  • Work to GxP regulations where applicable.

  • To maintain a clean and tidy area at all times.

  • Carry out all requests and tasks in a helpful and professional manner, build relationships with key staff and consistently demonstrate a good customer service interface.

  • Complete any Helpdesk requests within the set time frames.

  • Comply with all company & client policies, procedures, site rules and regulations including Health & working practices.

  • Represent and promote the Company wherever possible.

  • Provide support and cover for all departmental operations as required.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • To deliver exceptional customer service to build valuable long term relationships with customers and clients.

  • To deliver a consistent level of service, within the company’s standards, to the contract specification and agreed performance, qualitative and financial targets.

  • During the course of his/her duties the post holder may have access to, or witness confidential information, which must NOT be divulged to an unauthorized person at any time.

  • Communicates to build relationships and interacts appropriately with others.

  • Seeks to continuously raise standards and improve quality of performance and service.

  • Comply with all company and statutory regulations relating to safe systems of work, health and safety, hygiene, cleanliness, fire, COSHH.  This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your workplace.

  • Liquid nitrogen vessels filled safely

  • Solvents transported and handled safely

  • Excellent feedback received from the client, both verbal and written e.g. in meetings, comment cards and feedback via email.

  • To keep all documentation up to date and correct


  • Good basic education

  • Strong verbal communication skills

  • Experience within the pharmaceutical/facilities industry

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety

  • Knowledge of chemicals and safe handling

  • Aptitude for technical and practical matters

  • Experience of working in an environment where compliance to standards is key

  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure to balance conflicting deadlines

  • Service orientated attitude combined with innovative thinking

  • Strong team player with experience in a high-quality customer service operation

  • Reasonable level of physical fitness such that you are able to carry out key accountabilities

  • Able to complete relevant paperwork according to principles of Good Documentation Practice

  • Willingness to work outside, even during inclement weather


  • Basic IT skills:  Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook

  • A valid fork lift license (training provided)

  • Previous laboratory experience

  • Knowledge of COSHH

  • Experience of GxP or working in a similar regulated environment


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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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