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Technical Assistant

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Technical Assistant
Fire Protection Lab
£18,560 - £20,880
Felling, Gateshead NE10 0EX
Technical Assistant - Introduction
This is a great opportunity for someone who is good at following procedures and instructions to develop a career in a business that is a world expert in making coatings. Operating in over 150 countries, AkzoNobel has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK and now you can be part of the team. Join our Fire & Insulation laboratory and help deliver a range of new product development and other R&D projects.
Technical Assistant - The Role
• Working in the R&D Fire & Insulation Laboratory, carrying out Fire Testing to support new product development and business support projects in line with R&D Strategy.
• Prepare steel specimens, setup and perform fire performance testing.
• Run furnace tests using furnace control software
• Run cryogenic tests using liquid nitrogen to perform quench and spill testing of coated steel test pieces
• Record results and follow the laboratory administration processes
• Use Forklift Trucks, overhead cranes, and pallet trollies
• Understand and work within the requirements of reverent LSOP's, Risk Assessments and safety procedures.
• Maintain company values
Technical Assistant - About You
• GCSE in Math's and English, NVQ (or equivalent) - in an engineering/ mechanical subject would be desirable.
• Experience in working in an industrial/ production environment would also be beneficial
• Experienced FLT operator would also be desirable but not required as training will be provided.
• Strong communication, team working and interpersonal skills
• Disciplined approach to activities
• Enjoys a collaborative working environment where supporting colleagues is key
Technical Assistant - What Is In It For You
We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We also offer comprehensive packages including:
• Competitive Salary (depending on experience)
• 25 days holiday excluding bank holidays
• Income protection
• Staff discount at Dulux Decorator Centre stores
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Employee Life Assurance
• Company pension
• Product discounts
• Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including childcare vouchers, Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!
Technical Assistant - How to Apply
We have been inventing the future for more than two centuries and need people like you to be part of the team. Apply online via the link and we will get right back to you.
We are advocates of a healthy work life balance and mental wellbeing. We are happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles.
Who are AkzoNobel?
Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe.
Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning. We have four clear and simple values: Customer Focused, Deliver on Commitments, Passion for Excellence and Winning Together.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability
Apply today!.
Requisition ID: 23212
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