Materials Laboratory Technician

Premea Limited
£32000 per annum
21 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client who is an iconic luxury sports car manufacturer, is currently recruiting for the following role:

This position is a Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover) which will run until 30th November 2017.

Job Purpose:
- 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.
- Raise concerns when necessary to Materials Engineer and Materials Team Leader (timing issue on component delivery/test equipment availability/target for test report, equipment concern, test failure, component quality prior to performance analysis).
- Ensure 5S standard management of testing facilities.
- Ensure test completion to meet delivery targets.

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.
- Colour awareness.
- Good technical & manual skills.
- Good communication skills: able to communicate ideas clearly & concisely.
- Good time management & organisational skills.
- Capability of working under pressure.
- Knowledge of automotive test standards.

The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment Agency.

Premea is a specialist recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors.