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Senior Technician - Laboratory Services

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Highways Laboratory Ambergate, Ripley Road, Ambergate
Salary details
Grade 9 £30,054 - £31,963 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
30 June 2024

Derbyshire County Council Highway Materials Laboratory has a vacancy for an enthusiastic technically minded individual who is collaborative in working well with others within the Laboratory and our colleagues in Derbyshire County Council.

The principal work of the highways laboratory, comprises the testing of materials used in the construction and maintenance of the County’s 5,300km highway network, which includes Asphalt, Aggregates, Soils, Concrete and Road Markings.

Applicants will need to demonstrate good communication and staff management skills, both written and verbal and be reliable / flexible, as weekend and night work may be required.

Capability to carry out sampling and testing of highway materials is essential along with the ability to interpret and produce accurate technical reports for our clients (internally and externally).

Knowledge of laboratory equipment calibration and maintenance is desirable along with principles, techniques and procedures associated with highway maintenance and construction works.

Supporting, managing, and training Laboratory Technicians over a range of diverse projects, that includes our Asphalt Resurfacing and Surface Dressing programmes.

Working from our UKAS Accredited Highways Laboratory in Ambergate, you will be required to travel across the County visiting road construction and civil engineering sites and quarries as work demands.

A UK Full Driving Manual Gearbox Licence is required.

Employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including: 

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per year (rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata).
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid travel expenses if required to travel to other sites.
  • Smarter travel scheme including access to the cycle to work scheme.
  • Supportive management and team.
  • Access to our in-house occupational services which also includes free eye tests, physiotherapy and counselling.
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback.

More details on the benefits of working for the council can be found on our reward and recognition page here

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity then please contact Kevin Gilbert on 07971 360292

Provisional Interview Date: 8th July 2024

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here