Element Materials Technology

  • Materials Testing Techncian

    Job Locations UK-Hertfordshire-Stevenage
  • Overview

    FIRA International, part of the Element Group, has an opportunity for a Materials Testing Technician to join our growing team in Stevenage. FIRA International is the commercial service provider to the Furniture Industry Research Association. We are part of the Element Group, and specialise in providing a comprehensive range of independent testing, certification, consultancy and inspection services to the furniture industry. We exist to help customers to make certain that their materials, products, systems and operations are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose.


    • Ensuring that Health and Safety procedures are followed within the section, identifying and reporting hazards and conducting risk assessments where required
    • Updating the She system as necessary
    • Provide consistently high quality customer service when dealing with both internal and external customers
    • Conduct all administration to recognised test standards, methodology, FIRA procedures, UKAS and general quality requirements
    • Process, maintain and update quotations, enquiries and invoices in a timely and accurate manner
    • Update CRM
    • Produce draft and submit written reports in the correct format
    • Assist in planning/progress chasing work through the system
    • Manage own administration, generating daily, weekly and monthly reports as required
    • Ensure that tests items are correctly handled, stored and conditioned
    • All test preparation (e.g. cutting, sizing, labelling and affixing) to be in accordance with standards and procedures
    • Accept testing deliveries, sign for and book in samples, mark up and ensure it is located correctly and advise the correct department of arrivals
    • Enter and update all job progress on the job control system as required
    • Conduct all tests to recognised test standards, methodology, FIRA procedures, UKAS and general quality requirements
    • Correctly set up, monitor and measure each test recording relevant data
    • Ensure that test results are accurately recorded and collated
    • Understand and apply relevant standards for each test and keep abreast of any developments to these standards

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Customer focussed with a good telephone manner, confident and clear
    • Computer literate with experience in Excel and Word and the ability to adapt to bespoke systems as required
    • Common sense, hardworking and good self discipline, taking pride in all tasks carried out
    • Good organisational skills, time management, self discipline and flexibility
    • A strong team player who takes pride in the job and displays a willingness to cooperate with others

    Please apply by email to Leigh.McComish@element.com

    Company Overview

    We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


    We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


    Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


    Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


    We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

    • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
    • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
    • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
    • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

    When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

    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: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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