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Senior Materials Technician

Job Introduction

Working within the site laboratory, which involves testing of bulk construction materials including concrete, aggregates and bituminous materials.

Carry out testing on site and in the laboratory as required by the contract
• Maintaining high standards of work and compliance with UKAS accreditation requirements
• Comply with the site quality system for materials testing laboratory, including materials reporting
• Deliver results by deadlines as required by the Laboratory Manager
• Maintain equipment calibrations and notify the Lab Manager of any defects requiring attention
• To plan and organise junior technician’s workload.
• Train junior technician’ on tests and calibration methods

Role Responsibility

Working within the site laboratory, which involves testing of bulk construction materials including concrete, aggregates and bituminous materials.

The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications:
• Previous experience of working within a busy UKAS accredited laboratory
• Relevant CSCS Card
• Safe use of coring rig, an advantage
• NVQ3 or equivalent an advantage
• SMSTS or SSSTS an advantage
Experience:
• Experienced in construction materials specifications and standards particularly earthworks, aggregates, concrete, and pavement construction
• Knowledge of ISO 17025
• Extensive knowledge of site and laboratory tests
• Supervisory and management skills would be useful

Ability to lift up to 25kg weight of samples
• Basic IT skills
• Flexibility to work out of hours including night shifts and weekend working as required
• Compliance reporting to Lab Manager and site teams
• Proactive in identifying problems / defects
• Work in difficult conditions and to deadlines

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