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Material Technician (Trainee)


£11.44 per hour

Job Type

Full Time



Closing Date

20 May 2024

Reference ID


Company Description

UKAS approved materials testing laboratory supplying services to the construction industry. The company is based in Coatbridge and has solid growth plans over the coming years. To help cope with the additional workload the company would like to take on a Trainee Materials Technician. The successful candidate will be given access to a company vehicle and will require to be mobile travelling to building sites across the country.  

Working 42.5 hours per week + overtime. Normal hours Mon – Fri 7.30am – 5pm. Some flexibility is required around hours to meet the on-site demands of the customers; this will be discussed at interview. The successful candidate will also be given a monthly telephone allowance regarding the use of their own phone.

Main duties

The job involves travelling to building sites to carry out materials testing and then completing the testing process at the company base. A large part of the job is quality assurance testing on concrete, and some testing work on soils such as ground bearings.


Collection /sampling of construction materials for laboratory testing

Completion of test sheets, including calculations

Liaising with managers and customers on job progress

Carrying out testing procedures at base (compression testing etc)

Maintenance of equipment

Working safely

Essential criteria

Over 21 years old (due to driving insurance)

Clean driving licence

Good literacy and numeracy skills

Good attention to detail

Understanding of safe working practices needed for construction environment

Role demands working on construction sites and handling construction materials – require a level of fitness for the role and have good flexibility

Reliable and trustworthy

Flexible approach to working hours – willingness to work overtime which may include weekend and/or night working

Good organisation skills

Good communication skills to liaise with managers and customers

CSCS would be preferred, or candidates must be willing to sit when they start employment

Desirable criteria

Knowledge/previous experience of working in materials testing

Required qualifications

There would be the opportunity to undertake training across a number of areas – CSCS card, various courses available through the Concrete Society and Institute of Asphalt Technology.

If you are a registered client with Routes To Work, please contact your caseworker to apply. If you are not a registered client, please contact us to check you are eligible for this opportunity.

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