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Mechanical Test Lab Technician

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    Engineering, Mechanical, Quality and Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £24000 - £26000 per annum

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    Daniel Warby

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    +44 (0)121 796 1888

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

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Job Title: Mechanical Test Lab Technician

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Dudley, West Midlands

Salary: DOE – circa £25K (starting salary)


Premier Engineering has engaged with a key client and a world leader in specialist test applications for a diverse range of industries, from Aerospace and Pharmaceutical, to Automotive and Nuclear research as well as leading UK Universities closely linked with these sectors.


Who are we looking for?

Our specialist subcontract testing laboratory has the capability to perform a wide range of materials tests, on metals, ceramics and composites for a variety of sectors. 

The person we are looking for should;

  • have an inquiring mind, willing to learn about new material testing capability that is at the leading edge of materials science.
  • Be a self-starter and be self-motivated
  • Be able to work in a team or individually
  • Be able to discuss testing work or projects with customers
  • Be able to quote customers for work (based on set criteria)
  • Be able to identify opportunities to further expand our testing capability

Job Responsibilities
  • Adhere to quality / company procedures and continuous improvement within the Company.
  • Organising own time and resources (information, tools, materials, suppliers, customers) to complete tasks.
  • This role will involve assisting the senior Test Lab Engineer on the generation of quotations, liaising with customers to understand their requirements and discussing opportunities with potential new customers.
  • Show commercial awareness.
  • Providing support to suppliers, customers and internal staff.
  • Ensuring maintenance of tools, equipment and working areas (tools put away, equipment well maintained, no rubbish, correct use of tools and equipment).
  • Responsibility for own and others health and well-being.

Essential Skills
  • Interpreting customer testing requirements
  • Knowledge of material testing / test machines
  • Experience of working to International quality standards
  • Knowledge and experience of UKAS
  • Understands the use and application of uncertainty calculations
  • Complete audits in line with existing Quality Management Systems (internal and by external bodies)
  • Use of mechanical measuring equipment and hand tools
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy.

Desirable Skills
  • Familiar with a company offering bespoke/varied products
  • Understanding of servo hydraulics
  • Operation of general workshop equipment
  • Understands the use and application of uncertainty calculations
Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at Premier Engineering for further information and apply!

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