Laboratory Technician, Metallurgy and Ceramics

Posted 6 March by Wallace Hind Selection
An exceptional role for a Laboratory Technician to join a true market leader; a World Class manufacturer with a rich heritage of success within R&D and innovation. This is a rare opportunity for you to learn and will develop into a rewarding long-term career where you will enjoy both the scale and variety of projects. Ongoing training will be provided to assist with your growth.

SALARY: £30,000 - £32,000

BENEFITS: Profit sharing scheme paid twice yearly (after 6 month qualifying period) + Company pension + 25 days annual holiday

LOCATION: Milton Keynes

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Kettering, Wellingborough, Northampton, Daventry, Oxford, Luton, Bedford, Aylesbury, Banbury, Bicester, Bletchley, Dunstable, Biggleswade, Letchworth, Buckingham


You will probably be working as a highly practical Laboratory Technician with previous experience and now seeking a highly professional, progressive and innovative employer to develop your career within.

We will also welcome applications from more ambitious junior applicants with relevant mechanical or scientific backgrounds and some practical industrial machining experience, looking to take the next step in your career.

It is likely you will have undertaken some form of mechanical, scientific qualifications (or vocational apprenticeship)


As a Laboratory Technician, you will specialise in metal quality assessment with the capability to conduct customer plant process reviews, benchmark customer metal quality, and provide technical services along with material analysis.


* The key function of the Laboratory Technician is to support sales efforts by providing metallurgical or material research and analysis to the global groups. You will also provide technical services for various in-house research and development projects as well as production trouble-shooting when required.

* You will primarily be tasked to provide timely sample preparation, polishing and analysis of a wide range of metal and ceramic materials including aluminium, steel, zinc and refractory samples.

* This will require attention to detail, a methodical approach to work and the ability to work with a minimum of supervision.


We are a global manufacturer of innovative technical capital equipment and materials solutions, across a wide range of metal and ceramic materials including: aluminium, steel, zinc and refractory samples. These are customer-driven and provide a unique range of efficiencies and quality enhancements. We also research and develop new products in collaboration with our clients.

We enjoy a rich heritage, coupled with the vision and ambition to develop into new markets and countries.

We have an excellent reputation for the provision of industry-leading technical expertise and global resources, with 65 locations in 30 countries and over 2,500 employees.
Our culture is open and engaging, while are values include: quality, honesty and integrity.

PROSPECTS: Wherever possible, we promote from within.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Laboratory Technician, Materials Science, R&D, Ceramics, Metallurgy, Refractory, refractories, Research and Development, R&D Engineer, Research and Development Engineer, Materials Technology, Materials Engineering, Materials Scientist, Materials Technology, Metallurgy

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Jim Kelly quoting Laboratory Technician, Metallurgy and Ceramics and reference JK1803-19 to DD: +44 (0) Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) . Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.

Reference: 34619561

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