Lab Technician

Posted 21 February 2024
Salary £20 - 25 per hour
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration6 Months
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameNick Ackerman

Job description

What we need:

Carrington West are pleased to be assisting our client to find experienced and talented laboratory technicians for the County Highways research laboratory.

What they do:

The County Highways Laboratory provides a comprehensive testing service for civil engineering materials and workmanship. The lab check compliance against appropriate specifications and also help determine maintenance priorities through the collection of highway condition data. 

What you will do:

Working in the Laboratory, on-site or on the highway, you'll be responsible for sampling, testing and reporting on the quality of various highway/civil engineering materials and associated workmanship. You'll also undertake visual and mechanical surveys of highway attributes and condition. 

What you will need to succeed:

Previous lab experience working with civil engineering materials such as asphalts, concretes and highway surfaces.  
You'll have experience of working in a technical environment and knowledge of basic quality control procedures. 

You must be able to meet the travel requirements and physical demands of the role. This includes some lifting and use of your own vehicle with license is imperative.

What you will get in return:

Working in fantastic location with an already talented and experienced team. Rates start at £20.00ph and an increase can be negotiated for more experienced applications.

What to do now:

If you are interested in the position described and match the criteria please contact Nick on 02393876072 or email your CV to


If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.