Closed CLOSING DATE: 16/12/2018

Laboratory Specialist Services UK Ltd

Graduate Engineer

0 Application(s) to date

Undergraduate Degree, Postgraduate Degree

Closing Date:
Science and environment
£21,000 - £23,000
12 months
Ref code

Placement summary

Laboratory Specialist Services Ltd have developed a range of ducted fume cupboards for the laboratory sector. We would like to compliment this range with a re-circulating/filtered unit therefore, we are looking to recruit a graduate Engineer to work on a one off project which will see you leading on the design through to production. Located in East Kilbride, this is initially a 12 month placement but there is potentially a full-time position available if the project goes well.

Job description

Project Description

The aim of the project is to assist in the design of a filtered fume cupboard through to manufacturing collaborating with existing suppliers. During down time on the project LSS’s current product portfolio will be catalogued in REVIT format.

Delivering part one of the project shall make it easier for clients and potential clients to take up our product offering in this format.

The second part of the project will be a new product for our portfolio, so will open a new revenue stream for the company. We hope that the introduction of this new product will also lead to further products using this initial design such as downdraft benches, and laminar flow units.

For informal enquiries, please contact Steve McKay (steven.mckay@labspecialistservices.co.uk)

Placement Objectives

You will bring your recently acquired skills, knowledge and expertise to assist us with this significant project which if delivered successfully, will provide the business with an enhanced product portfolio and in turn, an increase in potential revenue streams.

Role Description

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design of new filtered FC unit
  • Production of unit
  • Testing of unit
  • Catalogue existing FC and furniture product portfolio into REVIT format
  • Research standards and specifications
  • Seek innovative solutions to technical problems on all tasks
  • Collaborate with suppliers/manufacturers where appropriate


You will have a degree in Engineering/Product Design.

Skills / Experience

Essential Skills

  • Experienced with REVIT / BIM Software
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • A high degree of self-motivation and a pro-active approach to your work
  • The commitment and strong work ethic required to meet strict deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills

Desirable Skills

  • Previous experience of a similar role, either during or post-study


Placement benefits

As part of your ScotGrad placement, you will be able to participate in a couple of training courses mainly online, and one classroom based. The courses are themed around environmental management and quality standards and will provide you with knowledge and skills which will enhance your current and future skills.

ScotGrad placements also offer a unique opportunity to connect with a vast network of graduates and ScotGrad alumni. All graduates appointed through the programme are encouraged to make use of the ScotGrad LinkedIn group to communicate with other ScotGrad participants, learn about any professional development opportunities and build up a professional network.

Additional information

East Kilbride


7th January 2019

Company information

Laboratory Specialist Services Ltd manufacture fume cupboards, fume extract systems and laboratory furnishings. We offer a comprehensive range of products and services to innovative organisations. The depth of relationship we build with our clients ensures a very personalised solution. For our clients, this results in saved time, less stress and greater confidence.

Company website: http://www.labspecialistservices.co.uk/