Materials Lab Technician

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Listed on

10th November


Wolverhampton (EMC)


£44,411 - £44,411

Salary Notes

Plus shift allowance



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JLR is currently seeking a Materials Lab Technician to provide Technical Support to the EPMC, related to the production of EDU's and Batteries.

The main activities will be carrying out metallurgical, chemical and radiographic analysis on EDU, battery, frame extrusions and transmission materials, to confirm drawing specifications are met; as well as performing cleanliness testing, and analysing contaminants from this and other test points in the EPMC. 

As the EPMC matures, the role may also carry out scheduled spot-audit testing on supplied pats.  On completion of testing, the Role will complete test reports as required and feedback results to customers, escalating issues as necessary, and interrogating SPC data to identify trends. 


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Use metallurgical prep and test equipment to assess any component according to standard test processes, as required by Engineering specification or drawing; or to support diagnosis of a failure or non-conformance

Carry out routine Quality Control testing for EDU, Battery and Frame Assembly

Perform radiographic analysis of components

Write test reports and communicate clearly with customers throughout the business

Routinely review data and maintain statistical reports, to understand capability and ensure variance is understood and controlled

Compliance to Health and Safety procedures by ensuring all safety metrics are achieved, including identifying safety hazards and risks and supporting implementation of corrective action



Knowledge, Skills and Experience


Previous experience incorporating knowledge and practical operation of materials testing equipment (hardness, tensile, composition, cleanliness, FTIR, OES. Etc). 

Metallurgical knowledge of steel and aluminium, including heat treatment, and experience in applying this know-how.  Able to interpret Engineering drawings and Specifications. Can interpret Metallic microstructures.

Working knowledge of Laboratory safety practices, able to act on potential concerns

Use of investigative techniques (Quality tools) to identify and solve problems

Computer skills - experienced using Excel, Word and PowerPoint, as well as SPC software such as Minitab, including for data manipulation and interrogation.

Relevant indentured or advanced modern apprenticeship required.

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