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Research and Development Technician  

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a problem-solving mindset who likes a varied, hands-on role, to join our team as a Research & Development Technician, assisting with the development and testing of subsea insulation, passive fire protection, and composite materials.

A scientific background is not essential; we are looking for someone who is a skilled technician/tradesperson and has engineering ingenuity.

As R&D Technician, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with preparation of samples and prototyping, following precise instructions
  • Manufacturing both large and small-scale test rigs and specimens
  • Performing furnace testing
  • Mixing and applying materials such as insulation and coatings, as well as hand laminating
  • Managing the R&D shop floor area, and ensuring correct storage of materials and equipment
  • Working in line with requirements of quality, health and safety, and environmental management systems.

Ideal candidates will be:

  • Experienced in using machinery and tools for building and woodworking
  • Skilled in practical building
  • Capable of identifying issues, with confidence in bringing them to attention
  • Able to work independently
  • Reliable and a motivated self-starter
  • An excellent communicator across all levels
  • Capable of working to consistently high standards in a fast-paced environment, within tight deadlines.

The following experiences and qualifications are not essential for your application, as training will be provided, but they will be highly beneficial:

  • Experience in furnace testing
  • Experience in composites
  • FLT Licence.

How to apply

Interested? Send your cv to

Or post to HR Department, Advanced Insulation, Unit E Quedgeley West Business Park, Bristol Road, Gloucester GL2 4PA