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Materials Testing Technician

Job Introduction

Are you a Materials Testing Technician or Laboratory Testing Technician looking for your next permanent role?  Then please read on as we may just have the role for you.

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 recruiting for a Materials Testing Technician to join our fantastic team based from our Shawell RMX Tarmac site, which is located close to Lutterworth in Leicestershire.  The site is easily accessible via from Rugby, Leicester, Coventry, Hinkley, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Market Harborough, Burbage, Coalville, Tamworth and 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

The role of Materials Testing Technician will report directly to the Senior Technician working on the testing of Readymix, Concrete, Aggregate and developing products.  This role is a mix of Laboratory, Sites and Quarries, you will be required to travel to obtain samples as this is an essential aspect of the role. You must have a “head for heights” as some of our operational activities involve safely ascending/descending from our working platforms.

You will be responsible for; not exhaustive:

  • Possess good communications skills and will be able to liaise with stakeholders of varying seniority levels
  • You will be required to have an understanding of civil engineering materials, materials testing and site construction operations
  • You will work closely with the Technical Manager, Technical Coordinator, Senior Technicians, Materials Technicians and the onsite teams to gain knowledge across a wide range of subjects
  • Work with the Senior Technician for site testing, checking results, carrying out preliminary investigations into complaints, and providing technical information to clients
  • The role will involve travel to some of our local sites in the region
  • Organise and undertake technical testing to ensure test regimes and workload are met, comply with Company systems
  • Support the investigation; and resolve quality issues, advise operations and Site Teams of results and potentially suggest actions for improvement 
  • Test procedures – To ensure testing procedures are fully documented, understood and communicated to comply with company standards
  • Sampling & Testing – To carry out sampling and testing in line with contract requirements utilising in-house company Schedule and external 3rd party accredited testhouses where required
  • Advise the Senior Technician and Operational staff when quality standards are being compromised and take appropriate action to rectify quality issues
  • To help investigate and resolve customer complaints and queries
  • Ensure your work is carried out in line with company procedures and in a safe manner whilst maintaining a safe and accredited testing environment and have the correct equipment available in calibration
  • Have knowledge of on-site Health and Safety policies and procedures

ESSENTIAL - Full UK car driving licence with no more than 6 points as you will have a company vehicle for this role in visiting all regional sites

The Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant in the role of Materials Testing Technician will be instrumental in the future development and support our Products, Operations and Technical Teams.

Materials Testing Technician - Qualifications/Requirements/Capabilities:

  • It is preferred that applicants have five GCSEs (A*C / 9-5) including English, Maths and Science
  • NVQ – level 3 – Technician or similar relevant in-house certification would be beneficial but is not essential
  • Working knowledge of Readymix, Concrete or Aggregates products would be highly beneficial
  • Knowledge of testing schedule maintenance
  • Experience of how to meet sampling frequencies, reporting of results
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant Standards and their application i.e. MCHW, BS.
  • Ability to maintain electronic records to efficiently demonstrate conformity and provide supporting data

Why Us

Along with the role of Materials Testing Technician we additionally offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • 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 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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