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Laboratory Technician

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £16 - 18 per hour

  • Contact:

    Phoebe Kingston

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 043

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Laboratory Technicians
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 will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent in Maths, English and/or Science subjects, 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. You must be prepared to do some night time and weekend work when required.
What you will get in return:
Working in fantastic location with an already talented and experienced team, you will be paid on a weekly basis from our agency. Rates start at £16.00ph and an increase can be negotiated for more experienced applications.
What to do now:
If you like the sound of this job and fit the criteria above, send us your application today 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.
Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Parking professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years' experience in this market. Please call Phoebe Kingston at Carrington West on 02393 876043 for more information.