Element Materials Technology

Graduate Product Assessor

Job Locations UK-Cheshire-Warrington
ID
2024-13189

Overview

Warringtonfire, part of Element, has an opportunity for a Graduate Product Assessor to join our growing Technical team.

 

This is a great opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing organisations within the Testing, Inspection & Certification sector. Warringtonfire exists to help make certain that the materials, products and processes that we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

  • Are you analytical & inquisitive in nature?
  • Do you possess a natural curiosity of how things work and problem-solving skills?
  • Are you technically focused?
  • Do you have an understanding or interest to any of the following areas: fire industry, building materials, materials science, product installation, engineering, construction, product certification, fire-related product development or a similar technical industry?
  • Do you want to become part of a growing team within a unique and specialised industry?

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan Fire Resistance test programmes in liaison with clients and the relevant testing departments
  • Review audit and sampling reports, fire and non-fire test reports, product technical documentation, etc. for technical compliance in line with the relevant standard/scheme/project requirements
  • Prepare technical engineering reports and make technical judgments in relation to fire protection product sectors 
  • Respond to and resolve technical and certification enquiries
  • Continuously develop knowledge in National, European and International Standards and Specifications relating to fire safety, and in specialist product areas
  • Assisting in the development of the department – positively contribute ideas and provide sounding-board for new initiatives
  • Autonomy for own work schedule, prioritise activity to meet customer or business deadlines
  • Maintain professional work standards
  • Work with manager, colleagues and team to increase knowledge of role and standards and the service provided by all

Skills / Qualifications

  • Educated to BSc level standard or higher, ideally with a science or engineering degree or relevant industry experience
  • Understanding of structural elements behavior under load would be advantageous, but not essential
  • Able to read and understand technical drawings
  • Experience of working with features of MS Office or coding packages (e.g. formulas, tables, advanced formatting, VBA, macros, Python) is advantageous, but not essential
  • Exposure within any fire industry, building materials, materials science, product installation, engineering, construction, product certification, fire-related product development or a similar technical industry would be advantageous
  • Experience in construction products testing and / or assessment and / or certification is preferred, but not essential
  • Keen interest in all aspects of fire safety
  • Ability to handle a varied workload in a busy environment
  • Able to prioritise and reach decisions quickly and effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills and strong attention to details

Benefits of working at Element

 

33 days annual holiday, consisting of 25 days annual holiday and 8 days public / x4 Life Assurance  / Legal & General Pension scheme with total contributions up to 12% / Flexible Working / Cycle Scheme / Free Onsite Refreshments / Recommend a Friend Bonus / Perks At Work Discount Scheme 

 

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To apply please email derek.grist@element.com

Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 9,000 brilliant minds operating from 270 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.

 

When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.

 

While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.

 

Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

 

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

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