Technical Assistant

Element Materials Technology
Full time Full day
Ashton in Makerfield
Overview:

Warringtonfire has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Assistant to join our growing team based within our Reaction to Fire laboratory in Warrington. This is a great opportunity to develop your career within a Global Testing, Inspector & Certification business.


Responsibilities:
  • Conducting authorised tests and ensuring that the following stages of the work are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the appropriate Standard, UK Fire Test Study Group resolution, EGOLF resolutions and relevant Warringtonfire Quality and SHE requirements

  • Preparation of test specimens

  • Determination of required physical properties of test specimens

  • Conditioning of test specimens

  • Liaising with client during tests (under supervision of immediate supervisor)

  • Operation of test equipment and conductance of tests

  • Assisting immediate supervisor with the preparation of test reports

  • Ensuring that target delivery dates are met and budget sales targets are achieved

  • Ensuring client satisfaction

  • Providing general assistance to immediate supervisor

  • Ensuring high standards of housekeeping are maintained

  • Liaising with Systems champion in respect of ordering general items by full utilisation of the Internal Goods Requisition Order Form

Skills / Qualifications:
  • Good general education including English & Maths

  • Academic qualifications of minimum A-level in a science subject or equivalent

  • Excellent literacy and analysis skills to read and interpret standards, operating procedures and test reports

  • Practical laboratory skills

  • Time management skills would be desirable

  • An understanding of calorimetry would be advantageous

  • Problem solving skills

  • A team player with a drive to develop themselves in order to provide excellent customer service

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong work ethic

  • An interest in testing

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Company Overview:

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.

When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.

While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.

Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization
Diversity Statement:

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.



All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws
TIC Council Statement:

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies.

Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com.

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