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Materials Testing Technician

Job Reference tarmac/TP/40135/5512

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Excellent Salary + Company Van + Bonus + Benefits
Working Hours:
48 hours
Flax Bourton
Closing Date:
Job Functions:
Operations, Quarrying and Production
Region / Division:
Operations A&A
Business Unit:
South West & Wales

Job Introduction

Are you an experienced aggregate or asphalt Materials Testing Technician looking for your next permanent role, or someone looking for a different career path?  Then read on as we may just have the role for you.

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters. We want to get to know you. If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.

We are currently looking for a Materials Testing Technician to join our friendly team based at Tarmac Stancombe Lab, located within a quarry at Flax Bourton, Bristol. This role will also support Tarmac Cricklade Asphalt Plant, Swindon.

This role has a company van provided and is commutable from surrounding areas of Bristol/ Swindon.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.  

Main Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Senior Technician, the role of Materials Testing Technician will be responsible for:

  • Organising day-to-day lab activities to ensure test regimes and workload are met (with assistance).
  • To carry out sampling and testing of aggregate and asphalt in line with contract requirements. This will involve weighing of, washing, grading and reporting of multiple materials.
  • Ensuring the quality of the materials is monitored for both internal and external customers.
  • Supporting the Operational team to ensure compliant materials.
  • At times, visiting other Tarmac sites to carry out various sampling and testing duties.  
  • Always adhering to company Health and Safety procedures.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for Materials Testing Technician will have aggregate and asphalt laboratory experience gained within the construction sector.

We do, however, welcome applications from candidates without experience as full training will be provided.

This Technician role is not a typical ‘lab coat’ laboratory type of role – it is a vital hands-on site-based role, wearing PPE working with quarried materials.

Suitable candidates for the role of Materials Testing Technician will:

  • Be hard working and self-motivated.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Have an understanding of material testing and site construction operations.
  • Be accurate in their work and demonstrate strong attention to detail.
  • Be able to work independently and to collaborate as part of a wider team.
  • Possess a good numerical aptitude (handling calculations/interpreting results)
  • Be flexible in their working approach.
  • Be Health and Safety conscious.

ESSENTIAL - Full UK manual car driving license with no more than 6 points as you will have a company vehicle for business use for this role.

Why Us

In addition to the role of Materials Testing Technician we also offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits including: 

  • Bonus scheme 

  • Competitive salary with overtime available
  • Company Van provided  

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 

  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 

  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and menopause 

  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

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