Material Technician

Job Title: Material Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Reference: J905015_1583146075
Contact Name: Garrath Bell
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 02, 2020 10:47

Job Description

Looking for a Material Technician to work in the R&D department of a large Manufacturing firm working in the Oil & Gas sector. The role will involve supporting development chemists and engineers with the preparation of test samples. Test samples range from small-scale bench-sized pieces to large specimens that require large-scale, full production, manufacturing techniques so we are requiring candidates who are proactive self-starting problem-solvers who can work well in a team. Any training and development that may be necessary for the successful candidate to complete the role will be provided.

The Material Technician role shall include:

  • Ensuring that work is undertaken in accordance with Quality and Health and Safety procedures and maintaining a clean and tidy work area.

  • Manufacturing to exacting standards samples for sales, in-house testing and external testing.

  • Undertaking in-house testing and validation of products.

  • Supporting with product, process and equipment development.

  • Undertaking application and commissioning trials.

  • Hand preparation and laminating of composite materials.

  • Manufacturing of wooden moulds.

  • Organising and managing storage of samples, materials and tools/equipment.

Skills and Experience / Qualifications:


  • Proactive. Problem-solver. Self-starter.

  • Can assess risks and works with Health and Safety at the forefront of their mind.

  • Willingness and capability to learn.


  • Previous experience in a similar role.

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent qualification.

  • Experience with use of manufacturing and processing equipment (e.g. mixers, presses, pressure vessels etc.).

  • Familiar with machine shop and wood working tools.

  • Experience of working with composites.

  • Expertise in spraying

  • Holding a Forklift and/or Bendi Forklift licence.

  • Experience in the use of a furnace

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