Senior Technologist

Thursday 11 October

Senior Technologist

(Covering Flammability and supporting Technologists in Physical & PPE Laboratories)

West Yorkshire Joint Services – Material Testing Services

Salary Scale: WY09 - £31,401 – £33,136

Hours: 37 hours per week          

Post Ref: WYJS: 037-18

The organisation:  As a leading test house West Yorkshire Materials Testing Services has been operating for over 30 years and boasts a wide customer base both in home and global markets. We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled Senior Technologist who will take a lead in managing our flammability laboratory and supporting/managing other Technologists for our physical and personal protective clothing (PPE) laboratory.   This role joins an existing team and is crucial for delivering our ambitious development plans, there’s a team to manage as well as customers and everything you would expect in a busy laboratory environment.

The candidate: Ideally you will hold a degree (or with equivalent years knowledge) in a technical textile or scientific discipline with the necessary experience and skills to work in a materials testing environment where clients’ needs are carefully balanced with the strategic and operational management. You will also have a great eye for detail with an ability to understand, interpret and work within current legislations and standards.  Knowledge of CE Marking within PPE would also be an advantage and reflected by potential additional remuneration.

For more information on this vacancy, or for an informal chat please contact Martin Bowden, Service Manager on 0113 535 0252:

To apply, please download the job description and the application form and guidance notes shown at the bottom of this page.  Closing date: 29 October 2018 at 2pm.  Please quote reference number WYJS: 037-18 on your application.

Interviews are likely to be held w/e 5th November 2018, if you are not available for that any dates during that week please advise us on your application form.



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Please email your completed application to, stating the reference number of the job that you are applying for. You can also call 0113 535 0000 to request a paper application form. Please remember to state the reference number of the job when applying.