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Vacancy Details

Trainee Test Technician - Fire - REF No. HQ4436

Industry Sector: Manufacturing
Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: from £20000 to £30000 per Annum

FRS Office: FRS Headquarters
Consultant: Isabelle Roques

Job Summary

The successful candidate will join an independent firm and work as part of a team running standard fire tests on a variety of electrical and data cables, and will report directly to the team leader.

Detailed Job Description

HQ4436: Trainee Test Technician - Fire
Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 (Depending on Experience)

Holiday: 25 days + Bank Holidays

The Trainee Test Technician-Fire will be testing 2 types of cables (electrical cables and data/signal cables) and have a minimum of one year Test Technician experience, working within a cable manufacturing/installing or laboratory environment.

The successful candidate will join an independent firm and work as part of a team running standard fire tests on a variety of electrical and data cables, and will report directly to the team leader.


Responsibilities of the role include:

W ith respect to performing tests

- To undertake testing, as assigned, within determined competencies and authorisations;

- To check the performance and calibration status of test equipment, liaising with the Technical

Supervisor to ensure equipment in use meets the required specification;

- To contribute towards the maintenance and operation of new and existing laboratory facilities, practices and procedures to enable testing work to be carried out in a way that meets the company's, its clients and accreditation's needs;

- To ensure that fire test procedures are followed correctly to enable accreditation to be maintained;

- To ensure the quality and safety procedures are followed within the designated laboratory areas, to meet policy and legislative requirements.

With respect to the planning of tests and evaluation of results

- To manage workload effectively and liaise with other staff members as appropriate to maximise the utilisation of the laboratory resources;

- To keep the Fire Testing Team Leader informed of the progression of test work in the laboratory such that the client can be informed of any delays, non-compliances, etc.

With respect to reporting opinions and interpretations

- To carry out preliminary inspections to ensure submissions are as agreed, initiating any remedial action required by liaising with the Fire Testing Team Leader.

Essential Experience Required:

- Minimum 1 year Test Technician experience;

- Excellent oral and written communication skills with people at all departments and levels;

- Worked within cable manufacturing/installing or laboratory environment;

- Knowledge of British, European and International cable Standards;

- Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook;

- Ability to develop technical competence by studying standards and undertaking supervised testing associated with the normal product group within the laboratory.

Qualities Required:

- Work accurately without supervision;

- Able to work as a team and communicate effectively;

- Smart and presentable at all times;
- Proactive and customer focused;
- Being responsible for your personal Health & Safety.

The Test Technician will work 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday, between 7am and 3pm (flexible hours available), with paid overtime available.

Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 (DOE)

Benefits: Generous pension and overtime available (+ Private Medical Insurance & Gym membership after 3 months' probation period)

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