Materials Testing Technician - No Experience Required

ME9 8HL, Sittingbourne
£22,000 (rising to £28,000 including overtime after probation period)
12 Jan 2021
09 Feb 2021
Environmental, Testing
Contract Type
Full Time

Materials Testing Technician - No Experience Required
Sittingbourne, Kent

Are you willing and ready to embark on an engaging career opportunity that will see you utilise your excellent numeracy and get out and about working outside? If so, this Material Testing Technician role could be perfect for you.

The Company

Our client is recruiting on behalf of a UKAS accredited testing company that specialises in testing materials used in road, highway and building construction. For over 14 years, they have helped organisations to lay the groundwork that delivers high-quality results.

They are now seeking a Materials Testing Technician to join their team in Sittingbourne which is easily commutable from Maidstone, Gillingham and Canterbury.

The Benefits

- Salary of £22,000 (rising to £28,000 including overtime after probation period)
- Workplace pension scheme
- Vitality Healthcare package
- 21 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays

With two weeks full training within a UKAS accredited laboratory, exceptional rewards and bags of potential, this is the ideal opportunity for a materials testing professional to continue their career track and achieve your professional aspirations. Equally, this would suit applicants who have experience in a field / manual labour based environment such as construction, warehouses or military as the company can provide all of the training that you need.

This is an exceptional time to be joining the company as they are experiencing strong, planned growth and making a real difference to the UK landscape through their testing services that encompass a range of building and construction materials.

You’ll discover a talented, experienced team who will show you the ropes and bring you up to speed on an array of high-tech testing services and practices. You’ll learn from these experts and continue to develop your experience levels.

So, if you are ready to embark upon an exciting and varied career move, with a strong remuneration package and fantastic training, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

The Role

As a Materials Testing Technician, you will join an experienced team and carry out a range of soil, aggregate, concrete and asphalt testing activities.

In this engaging role, you will ensure that all materials samples comply with ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 standards and are fit for purpose.

You will undertake material sampling and sample management, as well as cleaning, maintaining and calibrating all test equipment. This is to ensure compliance and accuracy of the testing process.

Working to British and European standards and customer SLAs, you will also:

- Visit sites within a defined geographical area and conduct testing
- Work closely with the Operations Manager and Quality and Technical Manager
- Follow all health and safety policies, procedures and safe systems of work
- Collect ground samples in line with the correct protocols
- Ensure samples are returned to the laboratory for timely and accurate analysis 
- Provide outstanding customer care and act as a company ambassador
- Maintain all company equipment and report faulty or damaged equipment

As part of your role, you will be required to work some night and weekend shifts as required for which overtime will be paid.

About You

To be considered as a Materials Testing Technician, you will need:

- The willingness to travel to sites within a defined geographical area
- A full, valid driving licence
- A team player mentality as well as the initiative to work alone
- An enthusiastic, reliable and punctual approach to work
- A good level of numeracy and strong maths skills
- Strong attention to detail
- The willingness to work some nights and weekends as required

This role will involve an element of lifting and manual handling of objects and equipment.

A valid CSCS card would be beneficial to your application, but this is not essential as full training and funded accreditation will be provided.

Other organisations may call this role Test Technician, Materials Tester, Testing Lab Technician, Materials Technician, Materials QC Technician, Lab Technician, or Materials Trials Technician.

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