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Laboratory Technician









Company Description

Our client is a specialist Engineering Company based in Gateshead. Continued investment has led to their current requirement for a Lab Technician within their Metrology department. On offer is an attractive salary and real job security.


Job Specification

The Role

  • Maintaining the accuracy of the two chemical analysis spectrometers by means of regular standard checks, re-standardisation and routine maintenance.
  • Preparation and analysis of live metal samples.
  • Raising and issuing chemical analysis and updating computer records.
  • Testing of all other materials that come into the Laboratory.
  • Maintaining sample preparation equipment such as changing cutting wheels, grinding cups and grinding stones and generally keeping equipment clean and in good working order.
  • Preparation of metallurgical samples with various equipment including cutting, grinding, mounting, polishing and etching.
  • Examination including image analysis of metallurgical samples.
  • Understanding of the materials produced and their relevant microstructures.
  • Various other testing of metals and materials such as hardness testing, moisture testing, dye pen testing, sieve testing, loss on ignition testing, solids testing and density testing.
  • Involvement in trial Laboratory heat treatments and testing.
  • Filing of laboratory samples and results and updating other computerised records
  • Chemical analysis of non-routine samples.
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned by the Plant Technical Manager

The Company 

  • You must have experience of working in a metallurgical laboratory preferred.
  • Experience in an engineering environment desirable.
  • You will be educated to a minimum of HND level of equivalent.
  • Excellent team work and communication skills.
  • Health and safety awareness is required.
  • Have the ability to use initiative and judgement to make decisions and solve problems.

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