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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £25 - £30 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jake Appleton

  • Email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    25 April 2024

  • Start date:


Quality Laboratory Technician - INSIDE IR35 - £30 per hour - UMBRELLA - 6 Months (Initially) - BOLTON - SINGLE STAGE INTERVIEW PROCESS - PART TIME 15 HOURS PER WEEK - SC (BPSS TO START)

Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a Quality Laboratory Technician to join our client over in Bolton an initial 6 month contract (with very likely extension).

Overview of department:

Understanding the technology of Materials and their related use and manufacturing Processes is a key part of ensuring that our products meet our demanding technical, cost and reliability requirements.

The Material team consists of a federated UK/Fr integrated team based in Mechanical Engineering, operating with a common process set and links to the other materials teams across the business. We have a wide range of test facilities and specialist knowledge within materials used across the business.

The Materials group can provide expertise, support and advice, including details of the laboratory facilities and contacts at our sites across the UK and France.

We achieve this by:

  • Technical Guidance and Approval in the Selection, characterisation and Use of Materials and Related Processes across all projects.
  • Assessing and Developing new and emerging technologies
  • Materials and processes consultancy for the Government and MoD
  • Representation on International, Government, MoD, Trade body, Strategic steering bodies and Standard Committees
  • Support to REACH and RoHS adherence
  • First Point of contact for Failure Investigations and Forensic Engineering
  • Provide guidance in the use and control of Hazardous Materials
  • Provide solutions for obsolescence
  • Undertake Technical Assessment and Validation of Supplier / Sub-contractor Processes and Manufactured Parts
  • Provide technical support to in country (offset) design and / or manufacture
  • Quality Assessment of Bought-in item


  • Wide-ranging assessment of materials in including metals, paints, solders, adhesives. Experience of microsection preparation and assessment using optical microscopes is essential and experience of tensile testing would be ideal. Familiarity with general lab equipment is required any experience of XRF, FTIR, SEM, EDX and OES would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Preparation of reports, interpretation of Engineering drawings and specification is expected and use of other IT systems such as Word, Excel and Access.
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