Testing Technician

  • Location
    Atherstone, Warwickshire
  • Salary
    £ 11 - £ 12 / Hourly
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Manufacturing and Production
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Skilled

We are currently looking for a new Laboratory/Testing Technician to join our successful Automotive Aftermarket Division based in Atherstone.

The site itself is a a science-based technology company that is committed to improving lives and doing business in the right way - which is why we have been listed as a World's Most Ethical Company for seven years in succession. And we love applying our science to creating products that, in big ways and small, make things better in some way. Helping people to be safe. Making them more productive. Protecting their health. Safeguarding the environment. And we have an insatiable appetite for meeting the world's ever-changing challenges. We are relentless in our pursuit of solutions to our customer's problems - one third of our revenues come from products that didn't exist five years ago. We stand by, honesty, integrity and the ability to work as part of a team contribute to a culture that is founded on curiosity, problem-solving and collaboration. We work tirelessly to deliver our vision, technology advancing every company.


£10:00 - £11:00 per hour based on 36.hour's per week

Overall Mission:

The successful candidate will join an established Product Engineering group that consists of both qualified Engineers and Technicians. The candidate will train as a technician and operate our laboratory abrasive manufacturing line, robotic paint spraying and abrasive testing lines supporting both Product Development and Product Engineers in order to help them develop new and modified abrasive products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • To operate the laboratory abrasive manufacturing equipment in a safe, efficient and timely manner in order to support Product Development / Product Engineering groups

  • To operate both the robotic abrasive testing & paint spraying equipment to deliver accurate test results to validate abrasive performance of our new and existing products.

  • To help continuously improve the equipment with a view to delivering state of the art abrasive manufacturing and abrasive testing capability.

  • To ensure that all test methods give reproducible results and are relevant to current industry standards.

  • To meticulously update and maintain the current operating procedures to reflect how tasks are safely undertaken.

  • To provide necessary technician support to the team in various areas, including sample preparation, sample testing on various lab equipment, posting samples etc.


Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and basic computer skills is essential

Knowledge of spray coating of automotive paints would be an advantage


Experience is more desirable than appropriate qualifications for this role but a basic level of Maths & English is required.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Attention to detail is essential

  • Adaptable within different roles

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Able to manage time to meet specific deadlines

  • Shows initiative and able to work alone and within team

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Able to effectively communicate

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated and reliable

  • Enthusiasm and eager to learn

  • Confident ability to learn quickly

  • Reliable & trust worthy

  • Team Player

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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