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Materials Technician

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters. We want to get to know you. If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.

We are currently looking for a Materials Technician to join our friendly team based at Tarmac Dolyhir/Strinds Quarry, which is located in Presteigne close to Hereford in Herefordshire.  As well as Kington, this site is easily accessible from Hereford, Hay on Wye, Leominster, Llandrindod Wells, and the surrounding areas

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

Reporting directly to the Senior Technician, the role of Materials Technician will be responsible for:

  • Testing will be carried out to the highest safety standards and within your manual handling capabilities
  • The majority of material testing carried out within the laboratory, which will include ovens, furnaces, sieves, weighing apparatus, chemicals and other scientific based equipment
  • Ensuring the quality of the materials is monitored at all times for both internal and external customers
  • Adhering to company Health and Safety procedures at all times

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the role of Materials Technician will have experience in the construction or aggregates sector and will possess knowledge of aggregate and/or production along with strong customer relations experience. We do, however, welcome applications from candidates without experience as full training will be provided.

This role Technician role is not a typical ‘lab coat’ laboratory type of role – it is a vital hands-on site-based role, wearing PPE and working in a small team closely supporting our operational teams and customer sites.

Suitable candidates for the role of Materials Technician will:

  • Be hard working and self-motivated
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to liaise with stakeholders of varying seniority levels
  • Be accurate in their work and demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Have the ability to identify potential risks/issues (training will be provided)
  • Be able to work independently and to collaborate as part of a wider team
  • Be IT literate
  • Possess a good numerical aptitude (handling calculations/interpreting results)
  • Be flexible in their working approach
  • Be Health and Safety conscious
  • Full driving license

Why Us

In addition to the role of Materials Technician we also offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits including: 

  • Bonus scheme 

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 

  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 

  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and menopause 

  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

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Tarmac Trading Limited 

Tarmac Trading Limited

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