Element Materials Technology

Finishes Testing Technician

Job Locations UK-Hertfordshire-Stevenage


Element has an opportunity for an Interim Finishes Testing Technician to join our growing team based in Stevenage. This is a great opportunity to develop your career within a Global TIC business.



  • Testing furniture components to assess damage from abrasion, impact, scapre and scratch resistance, resistance to wet and dry heat and chemical resistance
  • 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
  • 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

Skills / Qualifications

  • Experience of working in an accredited test laboratory – preferably working to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2005
  • Customer focused with a good telephone manner
  • Computer literate with experience in Excel and Word and the ability to adapt to bespoke systems as required
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • A strong team player
  • Highly motivated
  • Team player
  • Process driven
  • Quality based work ethic



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 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 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: 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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