Job Title: Lab Technician – 12 months FTC


Location: Coventry

Division: Hyperbat

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Job Description

The successful position will be responsible for sectioning of components to produce samples for assessment by optical microscope. The role is practical based using various types of cutting, mounting, polishing & testing equipment.

Hyperbat is a new joint venture, which combines the strengths of William Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing. Hyperbat will be opening a new facility on Unipart Powertrain Applications site later this year. The new Company and factory will begin production of batteries in 2019 for the first customer Aston Martin. We now have a number of exciting opportunities for employees to be part of the future of the automotive industry. All roles are based at UPA, Coventry. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining sample preparation equipment such as changing cutting wheels, grinding cups and grinding stones and generally keeping equipment clean and in good working order.
  • Preparation of metallurgical samples with various equipment including cutting, grinding, mounting, polishing and etching.
  • Examination including image analysis of metallurgical samples.
  • Understanding of the materials produced and their relevant microstructures.
  • Filing of laboratory samples and results and updating other computerised records
  • Good presentation of micrographs
  • Experience of working in a preferred.
  • Experience of working in a testing or inspection environment

The successful candidate will have experience of working in both a metallurgical laboratory and a testing or inspection environment and have a good understanding of micrographs.

All successful candidates must display the following characterises:

  • Conscientious, enthusiastic, results orientated, self-motivated individual with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to foster and work in a right first time culture for Safety and Quality
  • Team work - ability to work in a team will be essential
  • Incorporate the principles and tools of the Unipart Way
  • Develop digital thinking and Industry 4.0 into the manufacturing process.