Painter and Decorator

Company Name: Charles River Laboratories

Location: Tranent, GB - EH33 2NE

Job Duration: 2021-09-14 to 2021-10-14


For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary

A Painter and Decorator vacancy now exists within the Site Services department based in Tranent. This is a permanent full-time role.

As a Painter and Decorator you will be responsible for decorating and repairs for the interior and exterior of the buildings and estate for the main Tranent site and three satellite sites across Edinburgh and East Lothian. You will be responsible for keeping our facilities in perfect condition by doing various odd jobs.

Applicants Must Have:

  • Painting and decorating experience.
  • You must have a full, clean drivers licence.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working in teams and on your own initiative.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Plastering experience would be desirable.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Applying paint, stains, varnishes and other finishes.
  • Using brushes, rollers or spraying equipment.
  • Maintaining your tools in good working condition.
  • Removing old paint or wallpaper by sanding or scraping, or by using heat guns, liquid paint removers or steam strippers.
  • Repairing cracks and holes in walls.
  • Preparing and cleaning surfaces.
  • To participate in overtime as is reasonably required to ensure the smooth running of the department.
  • Adhere to safety rules on site.
  • Reading specifications to determine required materials.
  • Effective time management.


You will work 36.25 hours per week, i.e. from 9:00am to 5:00pm, 5 days in 7, including weekends. These days will be agreed in advance with your manager.

Please ensure that if you are successful for this position, you are fully able to make your own travel arrangements to and from work during normal working hours and for overtime hours at the weekend, evenings and early mornings (if applicable to your role).

Salary depending on experience.

Closing date Monday, 27 September 2021.


Profile and Requirements



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

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