Opportunities for interim, contract and temporary positions

Contract Test Technician

Working in our laboratories your role will be to work on multiple projects as a key team member building prototypes, test rigs and running extensive experiments. You will be involved in planning, executing and writing up experiments in collaboration with other project team members. You will be taking responsibility for the operation of our product development labs, including performing daily quality control checks, looking after the facility and training your colleagues to operate complex equipment including digital microscopes, high speed cameras, 3D scanners, tensiometers, environmental test chambers and HPLC. 

It will include working closely with engineers and scientists, ensuring the facility is used efficiently and safely, as well as advising on good experimental practice when required. Experience in identifying, understanding and managing potential lab hazards is important, including hazardous chemicals, drugs, compressed gasses, cryogens, electrical hazards etc.

About You:

  • Qualified to HND level and/or BTEC, OND or similar in a technical discipline or a degree in a related subject
  • Able to work with tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of output with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to assemble prototype products and lab test rigs that include electrical systems
  • Demonstrative experience producing an experimental plan, taking accurate experimental recordings and writing high quality experimental reports
  • Willingness to work closely with engineers and designers in a fast-paced and dynamic environment 
  • Ideally have a working experience of tensiometers, dimensional measurement systems, high speed cameras, oscilloscopes and dataloggers
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience in supporting with the management of health and safety in laboratories 
  • Positive attitude to working in teams and ability to work on own initiative
  • Willing to learn new skills and be flexible in your approach to work

About Us:

We are an employee owned company with our staff at the centre of our strategy. Employee ownership allows us to maintain full control over the direction of our business and our creative culture.