Materials Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term Contract)

Salary: £31,000 - £32,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27018-jr

Expiration date: 14 July 2017


This position is a Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover)

The purpose of this role is:

  • To execute material and component testing to support materials development, design verification and vehicle launch.
  • To execute development and sign-off testing for durability (accelerated ageing).
  • To provide proactive, organisational and practical skills to plan, set-up, run and complete all test requirements in a timely manner.
  • To create and write test reports and raise any concern occurred during the test plan.


Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Support & execute physical & mechanical tests on components, trimmed components, roll stock materials & test plaques.
  • Support & execute climatic testing on components, trimmed components, roll stock materials and test plaques.
  • Support & execute mechanical testing on adhesives and coupons.
  • Check components & materials prior to test & report any issue.
  • Prepare samples for tests. Run test according to test standards & methods.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Materials Engineering, Polymers Science, Chemistry or related subject.
  • Experience in automotive industry (experience within other engineering sectors will also be considered).
  • Experience in Laboratory Materials testing.
  • Knowledge of metals and non-metallic materials.
  • Assimilate automotive test procedures.
  • Data recording, analysis & report writing.