Element Materials Technology

Technical Assistant

Job Locations UK-Cheshire-Warrington


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



  • Achieving and maintaining high standards of health and safety, relevant to Unit 3, including contractor inductions and supervision
  • Principle Responsibilities for Handling and Preparation of Test Specimens
  • Maintaining and managing stock of steel sections on site, including ordering and marking up
  • Verification of incoming steel samples to ensure compliance with Hp / A and section size tolerances
  • Supervise and co-ordinate with Shot-blasting contractor
  • Liaise with fabricating contractors to ensure specimen preparation is timely and prioritized appropriately
  • Supervise and co-ordinate with clients when on site to ensure their preparation conditions and Health and Safety responsibilities are met
  • Liaising with and assisting the client, including contractors and third parties, during application of paint to test specimens
  • Liaise and assist Technical Assistants to ensure tests are set up to clients requests and in a compliant and timely fashion
  • Manage paint storage and disposal with designated waste contractor
  • Instrumentation of test specimens and preparation of diagram showing positions and types of all instrumentation used
  • Deputising for the Preparation of Test Reports
  • The preparation of the report may also require the DFT readings to be carried out on the test specimen prior to and directly after the test
  • Completion of internal systems using FIREMAN and any associated procedures designed for the effective operation of the department
  • Assisting with preparation of samples with respect to application of roller applied primer

Skills / Qualifications

  • Experience or knowledge of working to Standard Operating Procedures within strict Health & Safety Guidelines
  • Practical skills for using tools within a construction / engineering / shop fitting environment
  • Qualified to a relevant subject would be advantageous
  • Interest in materials testing
  • Experience of working in a target driven environment
  • Experience working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Self-starter with good organisation skills
  • Proactive, logical and methodical
  • Confident, punctual and well organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Possess a valid FLT license desired

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business 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.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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