Element Materials Technology

Technical Assistant - Reaction to Fire

Job Locations UK-Cheshire-Warrington


Warringtonfire has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Assistant to join our growing team based within our Reaction to Fire laboratory in Warrington. This is a great opportunity to develop your career within a Global Testing, Inspection & Certification business.



  • Conducting authorised tests and ensuring that the following stages of the work are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the appropriate Standard, UK Fire Test Study Group resolution, EGOLF resolutions and relevant Warringtonfire Quality and SHE requirements
  • Preparation of test specimens for testing
  • Determination of required physical properties of test specimens
  • Conditioning of test specimens prior to testing
  • Liaising with client during tests (under supervision of immediate supervisor)
  • Operation of test equipment and conductance of tests
  • Assisting immediate supervisor with the preparation of test reports
  • Ensuring that target delivery dates are met, and budget sales targets are achieved
  • Ensuring client satisfaction

Skills / Qualifications

  • Academic qualifications of minimum A-level in science or engineering subjects or equivalent
  • Higher education to HND or Degree level would be favourable but not essential
  • Experience of working in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory would be beneficial as this will provide a good foundation to work from
  • Excellent literacy and analysis skills to read and interpret standards, operating procedures and test reports
  • Practical laboratory skills are desirable but extensive on the job training will be provided
  • We are keen to find people who have an interest in testing and who have an inquisitive nature regarding their field of work, how equipment functions, etc
  • Excellent problem-solving skills backed up by a firm mathematical foundation such that when equipment does fail (as it does in the harsh environment that we work in), you will be able to work with the wider team to determine root cause
  • A team player who takes pride in providing excellent customer service and completing tasks on time
  • Attention to detail and not afraid to raise questions
  • Good written and oral communication

To apply please email Leigh.McComish@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.


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) 


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