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Testing Operator


Matlock, UK


Job Category


40 hours per week – Day Shift


£29,723 (£14.20ph)

About the Role

Inspire Resourcing are currently recruiting for a Testing Operator to join our well-established client in the Derbyshire area. The responsibilities of this role are to prepare and test Metallographic test pieces, to test various mechanical tests.


Key Objectives of the Testing Operator:

  • Conduct any pre-shift H&S checks as specified; for example: Coolant levels, emergency stops.

  • Housekeeping (5s duties).

  • Operate moulding presses, cut off machines and polishing machines for preparation of Metallographic samples.

  • Testing and reporting of grain flow slices and micro samples including grain size, cleanness, decarb and alpha content.

  • Performing Room temperature and Elevated temperature Tensile tests.

  • Performing both Charpy and Izod Impact test at room temperature and sub zero temperatures.

  • Performing Stress rupture and Creep tests.

  • Performing Brinell, Rockwell and Vickers hardness tests.

  • Performing heat treatment of test pieces including quench.

  • There is an expectation that the role will be flexible and willingness to train in other areas of the department is essential, this may include the operation of band saws, waterjet cutting, Mechanical testing and Metallurgical preparation / testing.

Essential for the Testing Operator:

  • Experienced in preparation of various Metallurgical testing.

  • Experienced in performing Metallurgical and Mechanical tests

Personal Qualities for the Testing Operator:

  • Team player, but able to work on own initiative, as required.

  • Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline.

  • Can-do attitude, self-motivated & Attention to detail.

  • Innovative, Resilient and Confident.

Benefits for the Testing Operator:

  • Parking Free On-site Parking

  • Employee Benefits Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Electric Car Scheme

  • Discounted Health Scheme Plan (Westfield Health Cash Plan Scheme)

  • Lifestyle Savings (Discounts across major UK retailers and supermarkets)

  • Highfive

  • Costco Membership

  • Long Service Recognition

  • Opportunity to apply for additional unpaid holiday (maximum 24 Hours) per calendar year

  • Enhanced Maternity Leave

  • Enhanced Paternity Leave

  • Health Screening

  • Department Specific PPE Work Wear

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