Materials Testing Technician

Location Cheshire
Discipline: Polymers, Materials
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Contact name: Jack Parker

Contact email: jack.parker@sciencesr.com
Job ref: BBBH4717_1667560243
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

We are recruiting on behalf of a leading speciality chemicals and advanced materials manufacturer, for a Materials Testing Technician to join their site based in Cheshire. As a Materials Testing Technician, you will carry out physical and thermal analysis testing of polymer materials to support new product development.

To be considered for this role, you will have a degree in Materials Science or related field, with experience in a commercial testing service laboratory. This is an excellent opportunity to develop and grow yourself within an innovative business, with state-of-the art facilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and analyse polymer test samples in a timely fashion, ensuring all health and safety standards are met
  • Use a wide range of materials testing equipment, including DSC, DMA and tensile testing machines
  • Maintain and initiate repairs of laboratory equipment according to maintenance standards
  • Document use of relevant chemicals to comply with regulations on waste management

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A BSc in Materials Science, Polymer Science or related field is preferred, however 3 years' experience in a materials testing role will also be considered
  • Experience within a materials testing laboratory would be advantageous
  • Any knowledge of polymers including plastics, polyurethanes and rubbers would be advantageous