Mechanical Test Technician

Undisclosed Company
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£24000 - £25000 per annum
15 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
Manpower UK
Job Type

This large expanding company South of Cambridge are looking for Mechanical Lab Technicians.

Duties will include Mech Lab work (tests & preparation), must have good written and communication skills and ideally have relevant experience.

The selected individual will be responsible for but not limited to the following obligations:

  • Planning and executing internal mechanical testing projects and external DNV GL certified qualification projects to agreed deadlines.
  • Carrying out sample preparation, machining and mechanical testing according to standard test procedures on composite materials for Industrial and Wind Energy applications.
  • Communicating project/programme progress.
  • Preparing test reports and/or full technical reports.
  • Qualitative and quantitative interpretation of results, possibly with some statistical analysis.
  • Developing in-depth knowledge of the specific test standards used and how composite materials perform.
  • Contributing to the health, safety and environmental running of the laboratories.


  • You will have an Engineering or Materials Science based degree or be an experienced technician with relevant BTEC or HNC wishing to develop their experience further.
  • An understanding of machining and mechanical testing techniques is essential.
  • Knowledge of materials science and/or understanding of mechanical behaviour of composite materials.
  • Good observational skills with the ability to qualitatively and quantitatively interpret data and make scientific inferences.
  • You must be an effective communicator and team worker.
  • You must have good report writing skills.
  • You must be able to use Excel and Word to present technical

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