Technical Technician
Intertek Group plc
Leigh, United Kingdom
15d ago

Job Information

Are you passionate about quality, looking for a change that will challenge you, and help you develop new skills?

Are you in interested in assessing various textiles and materials in compliance with local, national and international regulations?

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 100 company?

Do you want to work for a company that rewards performance?

If you answered yes to all of the above we want to hear from you as we have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Technician to join our dynamic team based in Leigh.

Intertek's Softlines business provides testing, inspection, training and consultancy services to retailers, brands and manufacturers of textiles, apparel, fashion accessories footwear and home textiles products.

Intertek performs safety, quality and regulatory testing on textiles from fabric samples to finished products such as children's and adult apparel (pajamas, sweaters, jeans, outerwear, footwear) and home furnishings (bedding, curtains, furniture fabric, rugs).

They help ensure their customers meet consumer demand for high quality, minimize reputational risk, reduce environmental impacts and protect the interests of retailers, brands, textile manufacturers and consumer safety.

Job Responsibilities

The role involves testing and reporting on materials to ensure compliance with local, national and international regulations with a particular focus on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Footwear.

The position will also involve :

  • Ensure that work carried out complies with both customer requirements and company procedures.
  • Ensure that work performed complies with accreditation requirements, and that work carried out and any advice given to clients is accurate.
  • Provide feedback to the Operations Manager regarding resource requirements, client updates etc.
  • To communicate to clients and colleagues in a clear, concise and unambiguous way, adopting a professional tone and style.
  • Use of current LIMS system to aid in the selection of tests & to produce the worksheet
  • Handling of customer queries.
  • Produce reports based upon client supplied information for samples with interpretational requirements (e.g. PPE, MOD, MOJ etc).
  • Preparation & testing of samples to all applicable methods
  • Required skills and experience

  • Good IT literacy skills (MS Office)
  • Accurate data entry
  • Ability to understand technical instructions, documents & standards
  • Ability to apply footwear / PPE test methods in compliance with international standards (BS, EN, ISO, IMO, ASTM)
  • Analytical
  • Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions
  • Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the
  • greatest value
  • Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service
  • The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community
  • Motivated, self-starter
  • Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together
  • Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually
  • Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met
  • Fosters integrity and honesty
  • Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail
  • Confident communicator (written / oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively
  • Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role
  • How to Apply

    Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to mailto : nicholas.

    lockett including the reference Intertek594. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

    As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates.

    If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

    Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

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