Element Materials Technology

Technical Assistant

Job Locations UK-Buckinghamshire-High Wycombe


Element has an opportunity for a Technical Assistant (with no prior experience) to join our growing team based within our Warrington Fire business in High Wycombe. This is a great opportunity to develop your career within a Global Testing, Inspection & Certification business.



  • Building rigs ready for testing of customer products typically doorsets, windows / glazing, partitions and fire stopping products
  • Working within a team assisting and preparing building products for fire testing
  • Clearing up of the work area and complying to environmental legislation for disposal of waste
  • Liaise and assist other Technical Assistants to ensure work is completed in a timely fashion
  • Liaising with clients, contractors and third parties on installations, test set ups. This could include discussions regarding the correct materials to be used, working from a client’s technical drawings and detailed explanation of test results
  • Supervise clients when on site to ensure their Health and Safety responsibilities are met
  • Achieving and maintaining high standards of health and safety for all

Skills / Qualifications

  • Practical skills for using tools within a construction / engineering / shop fitting environment
  • Experience or knowledge of working to Health & Safety Guidelines
  • Interest in materials testing and a career that can lead to NVQ qualifications and beyond
  • Experience of working in a busy, ever changing environment
  • Good communication skills 
  • Self-starter, logical and methodical
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work both indoors and outdoors at our facility
  • Ability to get to our site which is just outside of High Wycombe, own transport essential


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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