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Date Posted
January 28th 2019
Job ID
St Helens
Salary & Package
£9.00 - £10.00 per hour plus overtime
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Full Job Description

Materials Testing Technician

My client is a fast growing and ambitious company based in North West St Helens.

They now require a Material Testing Technician to join their team on a full time, permanent basis, working a minimum of 40 hours per week with plenty of overtime available.

You should have previous site-based experience working with asphalt, tarmac and/or quarry products.

Due to the nature of the work, you do need to be flexible to work weekends and nights as required. Core hours are Monday - Friday 0830-1700 paying between £9.00 and £10.00ph, dependant on experience


Responsibilities include:

  • Operating semi-automated and automated lab equipment
  • Following established protocols, work instructions, scheduled tasks and activities independently.
  • Perform in-process testing to assure batches meet specification.
  • Troubleshooting of processes, procedures and product issues.
  • Balance multiple tasks and prioritise critical tasks.
  • Manage and implement preventative and corrective actions.
  • Update various Production/QC reports and spreadsheets.
  • Update standard operating procedures and work instructions for processes.
  • Drive cost improvement initiatives by reducing failures, improving capacity and using supplies wisely.
  • Reduce work in process, queues and cycle times.
  • Follow all health and safety measures in place, and ensure team members do the same.
  • Collaborate, support and consult with other team members as necessary.


  • Degree within science or engineering ideally.
  • Previous laboratory or manufacturing experience.
  • Understanding of safe working practice in a laboratory environment.
  • Site testing experience of asphalt/tarmac/quarry products
  • Construction Materials Testing experience
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft packages.
  • Have a full, clean UK driving licence 


To apply, please send your CV to Hayley

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