JOB TITLE: Fire Resistance Test Technician


Industry : Construction & Civil Engineering Job Location : High Wycombe
Job Reference : 10631SM Job Category : Engineering
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 25/04/2014
 
Salary & Benefits : £20000 per annum
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Fire Resistance Test Technician Paying £20k Based in High Wycombe The Role The role will be to prepare for and conduct fire resistance tests under the direction of test engineers/technical officers. Fire resistance can be determined through destructive fire testing designed to replicate the product's intended use. The item to be tested is built into an appropriate supporting construction which is then built into a restraint frame and mounted on the front of a furnace.


Job Description

Fire Resistance Test Technician
Paying £20k
Based in High Wycombe

The Role
The Fire Resistance Test Technician role will be to prepare for and conduct fire resistance tests under the direction of test engineers/technical officers. You will maintain the testing/safety equipment and laboratory to a standard suitable for the tests undertaken. Fire resistance can be determined through destructive fire testing designed to replicate the product's intended end-use. The specimen to be tested is built into an appropriate supporting construction which is then built into a restraint frame and mounted on the front of a furnace. The temperature within the furnace is controlled according to an internationally accepted time/temperature regime.

Main duties and responsibilities
The Fire Resistance Test Technician will be;

*Fabrication of supporting constructions for test specimens
*Fabrication of specialist constructions required for tests
*Installation of test specimens
*Instrumentation of test specimens
*Conduct tests
*Demolition and disposal of test remains
*Maintenance of laboratory, test equipment and safety equipment


The Candidate
The ideal Fire Resistance Test Technician will have;

Knowledge & Skills (essential criteria)

*Capable of using a variety of hand tools
*Demonstrable ability to learn quickly and absorb new skills
*Excellent time management skills
*Experience of meeting deadlines
*Capable of following instructions and procedures accurately and in a timely and efficient manner
*GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English to Grade C or above
*Current driving license
*Good communication skills
*Well organised and methodical
*Good sense of humour in the face of pressure
*Enjoys team working but can operate alone

Knowledge and skills (desirable criteria)

*Experience of the construction industry
*Experience relating to fire safety environment in the passive or active fields
*Knowledge of basic electronics or data acquisition techniques
*Forklift drivers license
*Scissor lift operator license

The Company
The Fire Resistance Test Technician will work for my client who provides independent certification, testing, inspection, training and technical services around the world.


Job Keywords

Fire, resistance, test, technician, engineer, technical, construction, safety, laboratory, fabrication, installation, demolition, maintenance, forklift, scissor lift, electronics, UKAS, protection, domestic, commercial, certification, mechanical,



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