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Technical Officer Laboratory Testing
£30k - £38k
Our client is a leading specialist laboratory operating in the UK and on a global basis. With a strong history and highly regarded reputation they are the market leader in their field. Because of an ever increasing work load they are actively recruiting an additional Technical Officer to join their busy team.
You will ideally be educated to HNC or higher in a textiles or chemistry based subject. You will have a technical analytical mind set, be very organised and capable of working within an admin intensive role. A confident communicator you will have excellent relationship development skills.
Your role is to communicate and manage the testing application process across the full life cycle from preparing client quotes (time & cost) and project definition through to client reporting.
You will have the ability to understand a laboratory testing process and to be able to manage and communicate with customers and colleagues alike throughout the test process. You will be very organised, capable of working within a technical environment and managing several different projects and customers at any one time.
As a Technical Officer you will process customer applications and provide quotes, as well as prepare reports and certificates. Working closely with colleagues in the laboratory and admin departments you will ensure that customer care promises are met, helping managers to answer customer enquiries and carry out general customer service duties as required.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following experience:
Knowledge of textiles and other materials
A science background (Chemistry preference), ideally at higher education
IT literate and use of Laboratory Information Management systems (training will be provided if necessary)
Ability to work in a team with a flexible and willing attitude
Ability to work to tight timescales and deadlines
This is an excellent opportunity in a challenging, fast paced and dynamic business. Interested parties should apply accordingly or contact Steve Bennett in the first instance for a confidential conversation. Contact details can be found via the Newman Stewart website.
Newman Stewart is a leading executive search firm, delivering high performing candidates to high profile and difficult to fulfil assignments. With a vast proven track record of success both nationally and internationally, we are the recruitment partner of choice to many blue chip. medium and small organisations.