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Materials Testing Technician

Warrington, Cheshire
£27000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

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Materials Testing Technician required, based in Warrington. Requiring a degree in Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemistry (or similar). Recent graduates encouraged to apply.

Title: Materials Testing Technician

Location: Warrington

Salary: £27,000 - £35,000 (dependent on experience)

Term: Permanent

SRG are working with a global chemical manufacturer who are leaders in several speciality and high-performance chemical markets. Due to expansion, they are now hiring for a Materials Testing Technician to join the Technical Team, supporting the Senior Materials Chemist with the physical testing and thermal analysis testing of polymer materials. The analysis completed will support new product development and application development of polymer-based products. Recent graduates of Chemistry, Materials Science or Polymer Science are encouraged to apply. Alternatively, this role will suit candidates that are looking to enhance their career within a global chemical manufacturing business.

Benefits: A forward-thinking business with lots of recent investment into their laboratory facilities. Full training and mentoring will be. 27 days holiday, increasing with length of service, plus 8 bank holidays. 37.5 working hours, 8.30am to 4.30pm (flexible), Monday to Friday. Excellent pension scheme, private health care, annual bonus, Cycle to Work scheme.

Role / Description
  • Prepare and analyse polymer test samples including physical testing and thermal analysis
  • Techniques used include tensile testing, impact testing, abrasion testing, rheometry testing as well as heat distortion temperature analysis
  • Complete analytical and technical documentation and reports upon completion of analysis
  • Support in the maintenance and calibration of instrumentation and equipment

  • A degree in Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemistry (or similar) or proven industrial experience
  • Proven industrial experience of materials testing is advantageous but not required
  • Knowledge of polymeric materials including rubbers, polyurethanes, and plastics

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to . For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Chris on 0161 526 1898.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: chemistry, chemist, analyst, analytical, analyse, analysis, testing, laboratory, chemicals, polymer, graduate, materials science, materials testing, tensile, strength, rheometry, rubber, polyurethane, plastic, impact testing, abrasion testing, thermal analysis

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Every day, we help high-calibre scientists, clinical professionals and engineers of all levels build great careers. We are dedicated to providing the best solutions for the broad-based science community, whether temporary or permanent recruitment, cutting-edge managed solutions, or contract scientific and clinical services through Synergy, our unique CRO.


We have established relationships with world-class leaders and small-scale start-ups alike. Our clients value our in-depth regional knowledge developed through our presence across the UK and Europe, and our national exposure that means we offer jobseekers an unrivalled range of career opportunities.



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