Our Vacancy

Lab Technician

  • Nuclear
  • Fixed-Term Contract
  • Derby
  • 17/06/2022
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About Assystem

For 50 years, we've been driven by the firm belief that engineers are the architects of tomorrow's world, leading the way with their daring, their expertise and their ability to push boundaries.
Together with our customers, our 6,000 employees innovate on a daily basis and contribute to accelerating energy transition throughout the world. They support the world's greatest engineering projects in the fields of energy, digital and transport.
A fast-growing international Group, we are present in 13 countries (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Assystem is an International Engineering Consultancy with significant growth plans within our Energy & Infrastructure business here in the UK. Assystem is proud to work in partnership with one of the UK's most prestigious nuclear defence manufacturing companies by providing talented temporary resource needed to deliver complex engineering projects.

Job Description

On behalf of Rolls Royce, Assystem Energy & Infrastructure are recruiting for a number of Lab Technicians to work at the Rolls Royce site in Derby on a 12-month contract basis within the nuclear industry  
Role details:   
Role title – Lab Technician  
Contract duration – 12 months   
Contract type – PAYE via Umbrella – INSIDE IR35  
Hours – 37 hours, Split between Nights, Afters + Days (overtime achievable)  
Location – Rolls Royce (Raynesway) 
Key accountabilities will include:   

  • Preparation of metallurgical specimens for examination. Use cutting, mounting, grinding and polishing equipment. Prepare and use etching chemicals.
  • Perform routine examination and testing of metallurgical specimens. Record and report results.
  • Undertake responsibilities to assist with the organization and housekeeping of the laboratory.
  • Work across multi laboratory locations on sit
  • Expected to work some overtime and work shift pattern as required by the business. 


Skills and experience required for this role:   

  • Computer literate- MS Windows and MS Office packages.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding and following procedures and work instructions; compliance to Health and Safety.
  • Basic metallurgical knowledge. Previous laboratory experience with use of chemicals and specimen preparation.
  • Diploma or above in an Engineering or materials discipline desirable.
  • At least 1 year in a lab environment
  • Basic Engineering/ Materials Work Experience 1 years
  • Worked in a Nuclear Licencsed facility (desirable)


**Security clearance**     
Whilst we encourage applications from all nationalities, Assystem within the UK are subject to security and export control restrictions due to the nature of work to be undertaken.    
These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.   
Eager to find out more? For an informal, confidential conversation about this role or to discuss other opportunities at Assystem within the Energy & Nuclear market please get in touch with Ethan Allsopp directly. 

At Assystem, everyone holds the reins for their own careers. Our role is to offer you the opportunities and resources you need to reach your full potential.

So why not join us and help shape the engineering landscape of the future?


We are committed to providing equal opportunities for every candidate and we celebrate all forms of diversity. At Assystem, only your skills matter!