Materials Lab Technician

Recruiter
Manucomm Recruitment Ltd
Location
Ilminster
Posted
16 May 2018
Closes
15 Jun 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Materials Lab Technician

Manucomm Recruitment are currently looking to recruit a Materials Lab Technician for a leading Engineering and Manufacturing company. This role is a 12 month maternity contract and the successful Materials Lab Technician / Materials R&D Technician will be working for a global company that supplies components to the automotive, marine and rail sectors. Your main role will involve preparing metallographic samples and characterising material properties using microscopic and mechanical equipment and supporting the R&D department by carrying out chemical analysis.

As the Materials Lab Technician / R&D Technician you will report into the senior materials researcher and provide technical and administrative support to the R&D department. Your technical and administrative tasks will include:

- Supporting R&D activities by preparing metallographic samples using microscopic and mechanical equipment (Training will be provided)
- Carrying out routine chemical analysis (Training provided)
- Investigation of customer samples
- Administration of R&D purchasing process including quotes, getting purchase orders and monitoring delivery
- Collection of competitor data, producing a monthly report
- Other minor admin tasks


Key qualifications and skills:
- Ideally have manufacturing or engineering experience - Research experience would be helpful
- Lab sampling, metallurgy experience would be helpful
- Self- motivated with excellent attention to detail
- Excellent communication and administration skills.
- Experience of working in an international context would be desirable though not essential.

The Research & Development Lab Assistant / Administrator will be working 8.00am - 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.00am - 1.20pm Friday. 37.50 hours/week and also offers 34 days holiday, pension, critical illness and life assurance policy and free parking


This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/81472134

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