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Laboratory Technician - Grade 1

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 05/12/2016 12:00
£15,238 - £16,191
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Traffic / Highways / Road Safety
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Highways Laboratory, Cramlington

Job details 

Closing date:
5 Dec

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This job is closed for applications.

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Under direct supervision, you will assist senior laboratory staff with testing of materials and workmanship in contract works, other County Council Departments and outside Clients requiring the service of the Laboratory.

You will comply with EN ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation standards in accordance with procedures laid down in the Laboratory Control Manual.
Under direct supervision, you will carry out and supervise technical work in the laboratory and on site, in connection with sample materials (e.g. concrete, bituminous material, aggregates) and carry out basic testing.
Log and prepare samples for testing and carry out basic laboratory tests.
Assist with basic maintenance of equipment and apparatus and administrative procedures in the laboratory, prepare test results and calibrate testing equipment.

You will understand and apply all rules governing the EN ISO/IEC 17025 system of work and comply with procedures and safe systems of working for health and safety, legislation including CDM2007 regulations.

You should have a knowledge of the properties and usage of construction materials to provide advice to and enable effective working within Highways of testing procedures, sampling and production of reports, using computers and the Microsoft Office software suite.

You should have experience of laboratory and site testing procedures, particularly with respect to highway and structural projects, knowledge & experience of complying with relevant British & EN Standards and experience in an EN ISO/IEC 17025 accredited Laboratory.

You should have a reasonable level of physical fitness and mobility for visits to sites and carrying materials and equipment.
You will be required to work outdoors in all weather conditions
and to to use dangerous chemicals and equipment in controlled laboratory environment and also in potentially uncontrolled environments on site, under supervision.

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