Laboratory Technician

Conwy, UK/Remote
Added: February 15, 2024
Company Description

CGG ( is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. Our unique portfolio supports our clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental, and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future.

Our Geology & Engineering experts provide valuable insight for natural resource exploration and development and support geothermal, CCUS and environmental programs for the energy transition.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Laboratory Technician to join our highly collaborative team!

Reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor, you will be responsible for preparing high quality geological and environmental thin-section samples which critically underpin an exciting and diverse range of commercial and research projects at CGG. These samples are analysed by our Geological Analysis and Interpretation teams to help our clients better understand their surface challenges.

You will work in a team based at our laboratories in North Wales and other locations in the UK and overseas, including onshore and offshore if required (wellsite and on vessels)

Principle Accountabilities

  • Data capture and analysis using general (e.g., Microsoft Excel) and bespoke software and data systems
  • Apply conventional and bespoke approaches, with guidance from the team, in order to prepare challenging sample materials
  • Prepare high quality geological samples whilst at wellsite, as part of a shift work orientated team, when required.
  • Liaise with clients (internal and external) on projects and workflows to provide a best-in-class service;
  • Compliance in legislative and company policies and procedures, including attention to HSE and quality control.



  • Relevant experience as a Laboratory Technician or similar.
  • Minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent, including Science, Maths and English.
  • Strong IT skills with background knowledge of Laboratory defined databases


  • Higher Education qualification, HNC, HND or University Degree
  • OPTI FOET and CA-EBS qualification (although training can be given)
  • First Aid Trained
  • Excellent understanding of electrical and mechanical workings of appliances

Key Skills

  • Understand business requirements and to define and manage project deadlines
  • Use problem solving techniques in your main discipline, with knowledge of other laboratory techniques
  • Identify issues and create and share new ideas and solutions with the Thin Section team
  • Willingness to learn and work in a variety of laboratories, as part of a team;
  • Reflect a client-focused outlook

Additional Information

Why work at CGG?

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Initial 22 days annual leave with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program
  • Company pension with generous employer contribution
  • Wellbeing Unmind app – puts you in control of your mental health
  • A flexible benefits platform with numerous discount schemes - gym membership, restaurants, cinema tickets, and much more!
  • Cycle purchase scheme
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programmes
  • Bank Holiday Swap - our holiday swap program allows you to change it for another day of your choice!
  • Buy & Sell Holiday Programme - you can buy extra holiday, sell unused holiday or even save it up!
  • Relaxed dress code policy

Learning and Development

At CGG, you will have the space to grow at the pace of your passion and explore the opportunities available to those who dare and deliver.

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs our employees to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own Learning Hub.

We Care About The Environment

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.