Laboratory Technician

Closing Date: Friday 24th June 2022

Department: Laboratory, Operations

Full Time


Established in 2000, Turbine Surface Technologies is a joint venture between Rolls- Royce and Chromalloy, providing specialist coatings solutions to state-of-the-art turbine components. Situated on Sherwood Business Park in Annesley, Nottingham.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our dedicated lab team, an integral part of the business that provides laboratory assessment of coated turbine components to meet customer requirements.

Job Purpose:

As a lab technician you will follow work instructions to carry out a laboratory assessment of turbine components using our state-of-the-art lab equipment. Taking accountability for your actions by signing and stamping as verification of work carried out. This is an entry level job and full training will be provided with opportunities for further development.

As a production facility we operate a 24/7 rotating shift pattern: working 3 days on and 3 days off.  12 Hour Days from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm and 12 Hour Nights from 6.00 pm to 6.00am.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Be receptive and committed to all training and learning opportunities provided.
  • Laboratory assessment of turbine components using Optical Microscopes and Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM).
  • Chemical analysis to support production processes.
  • Comply with all Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality requirements and procedures.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work to targets.
  • A basic level of literacy and numeracy is required.
  • Basic computer skills required to use internal systems and record results.


 Whilst these are desirable, full training will be provided and the right candidate will have a positive attitude and be looking develop their skills.

  • Previous experience in a lab environment or lab role.
  • Qualifications: 5 GCSE’s or equivalent, including Maths, English and Science.


Salary and Benefits:

As a production facility we operate a 24/7 rotating shift pattern: working 3 days on and 3 days off.  12 Hour Days from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm and 12 Hour Nights from 6.00 pm to 6.00am.

The basic starting salary will be £27, 174 (inclusive of 33.3% shift premium). Salary will increase upon successful completion of training.

You will also be part of the TST culture which offers:

  • Private health care scheme
  • Mental health support- including free counselling sessions
  • Dental; reimbursement of dental work from an annual allowance, option to pay to upgrade cover
  • Free eye tests and reimbursement on glasses from annual allowance.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Enhanced Holiday entitlement related to length of service.
  • Free on- site parking with electric vehicle charging points.
  • Opportunity to be a part of production related bonus scheme.
  • Day off work on your birthday.
  • Refer a friend reward scheme.

Diversity and Inclusion

Turbine Surface Technologies (TST) recognises that by building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

We believe employee diversity is an asset to our business.  People of different age groups, from different backgrounds, genders and cultures, with a range of experiences and capabilities, help us understand and serve our customers and reach our business objectives.

We recognise the need for our employees to possess the levels of skill and knowledge appropriate to the roles they perform in delivering the quality of service our clients expect. This approach and mutual respect creates a culture of co-operation and achievement that underpins the high quality of the services we offer.

NADCAP Accredited
AS9100 Certified
ISO14001 Certified