Assistant Technical Officer

Trading Standards Service, Budbrooke, Warwick
£17,547 - £19,939 per annum
05 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
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Warwickshire Trading Standards, Calibration Services is a small team who offer a wide range of calibration and metrological services which are UKAS accredited in certain fields.

The Service delivers an independent and confidential service with full tractability to National Standards

The team calibrates hydrocarbon flow meters,weights and poises,volumetric and gravimetric vessels, and water meters. We also offer weight hire.

The Service is centrally located in a purpose built office in the outskirts of Warwick, with easy access to the motorway network, and free parking. The post benefits from flexible working hours.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

The person will assist in calibration tests on bulk flow meters, mass and other equipment, to set standards and within set timescales. The assistant would develop knowledge and expertise in the field of calibration through appropriate learning and development

The assistant would also maintain laboratory equipment as directed, ensuring it is in good working order, correctly log equipment for calibration and keep accurate records of tests in manual and electronic format.

The assistant would also operate the public weighbridge, respond to enquiries from customers, and assist Trading Standard Officers with statutory metrology functions

Key Requirements

The person needs to carry out routine tasks reliably, without supervision, follow instructions and processes methodically, systematically and to record data and results accurately. As a trading service you will need to work under pressure including meeting deadlines, process good customer service skills and work as part of a dedicated team. The role will require the ability to lift , move and set up various pieces of calibration and metrological equipment, sometimes in challenging weather conditions. Fork lift truck experience is desirable 


For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Clive Hayter, Laboratory Manager, 01926 414035,

Closing Date: 22 September 2017

Interview Date: 11 October 2017

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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Job Description & Person Specification

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