Laboratory Technician

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £20.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

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Job Summary

A vacancy for a Materials Laboratory Engineer has arisen to work in the Materials testing laboratory in Stevenage. This role reports to the Materials Laboratory Manager.

Job Profile

Main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Hands-on testing of materials used in the manufacture of space products
  • Providing support to the in-process and on-receipt (Batch acceptance) testing of procured materials
  • Using and maintaining a wide range of test equipment
  • Representing the materials laboratory at meetings with other departments on site
  • Supporting the continuous maintenance and review of Material Laboratory Procedures (MLPs) and laboratory working processes
  • Maintaining and improving internal databases and operating procedures
  • Participating in Material Laboratory Audits, Safety Reviews and daily team meetings
  • Ensuring the health and safety of yourself and others, including doing Risk Assessments where necessary

Skills/Experience Required

  • Experience working within a commercial / Industrial laboratory environment
  • Experience working in a cleanliness controlled environment would be desirable

Any of the following experience would be desirable:

  • Mechanical testing (Tensile, Compression, Bend tests etc)
  • Metallography and use of Microscopes (including SEM)
  • Chemical testing
  • Thermal Analysis (DSC & DMA)
  • ICP
  • FTIR
  • Thermo-Opticals (Absorptance & Emissivity)

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrable team working skills, communication and presentation capability
  • Good planning and organisational skills to ensure meeting deadlines
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet project demands
  • Flexible and proactive approach to work and is prepared to work at other client sites based throughout the UK
  • PC literate, report and specification writing, database maintenance and spreadsheets
  • Fluent in written and spoken communication.

Education & Training

  • Degree in a Material Science, Chemistry, Physics or similar

**the successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a DBS certificate prior to commencement of the contract**