Apprentice Concrete Laboratory Technician - Manchester


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  • Apprenticeships
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Science
  • Technician

  • Annual wage - £10,000.00

  • Working week - Monday – Friday Minimum 36.25 hours/week.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Apprenticeship duration - 2 years



Typical work activities:

Responsible to the Development Chemist/Lab Supervisor

Liaison with staff in the following departments: QC, Development, Admixture Systems, Manufacturing/Production and Sales.

Main Tasks of Job:

To be aware of all aspects of personal safety and the use of safety equipment.

  • Laboratory Technician will be responsible for conducting daily laboratory tests to qualify materials for dispatch.
  • Test materials used as raw materials for qualities such as purity, particle size distribution, placement, strength, and density.
  • Understand all internationally recognised and customer specific testing standards and frequencies. 
  • Provide technical support and assistance to Production/Sales.
  • Complete technical requests and compile reports based on the interpretation of the findings.
  • Understand how to operate lab testing equipment such as sieve shakers, ovens, compression and flexural testing machines, mixers, and vibrating tables.
  • Record all test data in the required format.
  • Orders and inventories of lab materials
  • Assist with Lab trials to match the customers’ specifications and performance requirements with help of the Lab Supervisor/ Concrete Technicians.


Desired skills

  • Good Oral and written communcation skills
  • Good numerical and IT skills
  • Excellent team player - ability to get along with colleagues and work as part of a team
  • Flexible attitude to work - ability to adapt to changing demands and requirements
  • Demonstrate a progressive attitude towards developing knowledge and skills
  • Ability to multitask and problem solve

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrate that you are logical & analytical with a strong interest in Science
  • Ability to use your own initiative and work independently when required
  • Work to tight deadlines & ability to change priorities at short notice
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Qualifications required

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science.

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