The postholder will be a committed member of a small laboratory team working to the rigorous standards laid down by EN ISO/IEC 17025 which are regularly reassessed for compliance.
You will contribute to the management of the Laboratory including organisation of staff resources and testing equipment to give maximum service efficiency to Clients.
Assisting site supervisory staff concerning testing of materials and workmanship in contract works, other County Council Departments and outside Clients requiring the service of the Laboratory.
You will comply with EN ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation standards in accordance with procedures laid down in the Laboratory Control Manual.
You must be able to work with minimum supervision to carry out and supervise technical work in the laboratory and on site in connection with sample materials on site (e.g. concrete, bituminous material, aggregates) and carry out basic testing.
You will assist, under supervision, in testing materials in the laboratory, with geotechnical and other site work and log and prepare samples for testing and carry out basic laboratory tests.
You will carry out basic maintenance of equipment and apparatus and administrative procedures in the laboratory, assess results and discuss applications.
You will mentor junior staff in all aspects of laboratory work.
You should have HNC or equivalent and a knowledge of the properties and usage of construction materials to provide advice to and enable effective working within Highways.
You will need extensive knowledge of testing procedures, sampling and production of reports, using computers and the Microsoft Office software suite and extensive knowledge of relevant British and EN Standards.
You should have experience of laboratory and site testing procedures, particularly with respect to highway and structural projects, knowledge & experience of complying with relevant British & EN Standards.
You should have a reasonable level of physical fitness and mobility for visits to sites and carrying materials and equipment and will be required to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Required to use dangerous chemicals and equipment in controlled laboratory environment and also in potentially uncontrolled environments on site.