Research Technician - Alcester

Ref: 678 Date Posted: Monday 10 Jun 2024

Research Technician • Alcester • Permanent • Full-Time • £25-30k per annum

Our client an established engineering and manufacturing company.  Based at their Head Office in Alcester, this role is for a Full-time permanent Research Technician to become part of a dynamic, friendly lab-based team. Competitive starting salary of between £25k- £30k, dependent on experience.

In this role you will become a key member of a Research & Design Team working in a laboratory/manufacturing environment.

What will the day-to-day duties be for this Research Technician role?

  • Involvement in the design and testing of new products.
  • Operating machinery to manufacture varied test samples for clients and internal review.
  • Performing test runs, including recording measurements and changing process conditions to agreed test parameters.
  • Design, assembly, modification, and maintenance of experimental equipment.
  • Keeping inventory of equipment, operation manuals and running procedures for the different test facilities.
  • Maintaining health and safety protocols.
  • Ordering materials, consumables and liaising with suppliers.
  • Occasional overseas travel to supervise installations (typically lasting less than a week).

What skills and experience will I need for this Research Technician role?

  • Ability to design and assemble in-house flow test equipment comprising pumps and pipe work, with knowledge of associated fits and tolerances.
  • Basic soldering, non-specialist welding and plumbing.
  • Ability to configure and install various control and measurement sensors and their connections to data acquisition.
  • Intermediate computer software knowledge: Microsoft Office and simple CAD software.
  • Ability to use mechanical tools such as a lathe and pedestal drill for simple operations.
  • Design, specify and draw custom mechanical parts.

What's on offer for this Sales Engineer role?

  • Salary of £25-30,000 per annum DOE
  • Flexible working, including some home working.
  • Generous company pension
  • Life insurance
  • Free parking