QC Laboratory Inspector x 2 (Temporary)

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead.



We are currently recruiting for 2 x Temporary QC Laboratory Inspectors to join our dedicated Quality Team at Trelleborg Offshore UK Limited, Skelmersdale.

The successful candidates will participate in the Local Operations QC Team, contribute to the overall TO strategy, manufacture various sample geometries in the sample preparation area and run tests in the local laboratory testing facility on a day-to-day basis to achieve approved targets.

The successful candidates will be employed on an initial 3-month temporary contract of employment and upon completion of training will commence work on the DuPont Shift Rotation (4-Shift).

£12.41 per hour + 39% Shift Allowance

Job Description


  • Run and report on testing as required by the Test Request System and QC Laboratory Supervisor.
  • Manage and coordinate the manufacture of test samples for both internal and external use in the acceptance of customer/innovation products.

Main Duties

  • Carry out testing; following established test procedures to meet demand from test request system and daily QC requirements.
  • Control and administer the databases used to manage workload in the Laboratory and Tool Room.
  • Ensure any test failings are captured and investigated using the NCR process.
  • Ensure strict compliance with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) with reference to health, safety and quality.
  • Provide proper documentation of test results.
  • Carry out sample manufacture following established test procedures as required to meet demand from Test Request System and daily QC requirements.
  • Control of machine shop resources to achieve maximum productivity and material utilisation within the requirements of the schedule.
  • Ensure strict compliance with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) with reference to health, safety and quality.
  • Meet the production schedule with high standards of quality, on-time delivery
  • Support in the production of samples to meet customer demands, whilst minimising overtime and excess labour costs.
  • Support Tooling Engineers and the Maintenance Team to adapting tooling/jigs onsite.
  • Assist QC in machining/adaptation of mandrels.
  • Support Production in machining of plugs/inserts and other duties as requested.
  • Training of new members of staff to the department (and from other internal departments).
  • Coordinate maintenance needs for departmental operations and research ways to run equipment more efficiently
  • Ensure traceability of all samples produced
  • Work to established international test standards when machining existing and new sample requests.
  • Participate in developing the manufacturing unit’s activities e.g. working practices, equipment specifications, improvements in productivity and quality
  • Production of defect-free product that meets with customer/international specifications
  • Fulfilling all Global Operations duties identified in The Map and driving continuous improvement
  • Carrying out any other reasonable duties that may be requested from time to time.
  • Fulfilling all duties identified in The Map and driving continuous improvement
  • Carrying out any other reasonable duties that may be requested from time to time
  • Participate in teams in the use of established problem-solving tools to drive effective root cause analysis and identification of corrective and preventative actions

Candidate Profile

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of key principles/practices concerning centre lathe, band-saws, sabre-saws, circular saws, grinding wheels, sanding equipment, pillar drill, routing equipment, milling machine and other small hand tools.
  • Effective communicator with the ability to lead and supervise people.
  • Knowledge of laboratory principles/practices concerning safety, precision, testing, sample preparation and procedures.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Driven to deliver excellent customer satisfaction by continuously meeting and exceeding expectations.
  • Understand customer needs and develop interventions to fulfil requirements.
  • Ensure excellent service delivery through operational excellence.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse workforce.
  • Intermediate computer skills.


  • NVQ Level 2 in an Engineering Discipline.

Successful Experience

  • Proven track record of working within a laboratory environment
  • Involvement in change initiatives and projects with a view to continuous improvement.

Working Environment

  • Frequently required to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) i.e. ear plugs, safety glasses, steel toe shoes in designated areas.
  • Factory-based role.
  • Occasional travel to multiple local sites and may be required to undertake global travel
  • Out-of-hours working as some facilities operate 24/7

Last Application Date

Closing date for all applications is Wednesday 8 July 2020.

All applicants for this position must have the Right to Work in the UK. TOUK are unable to offer visa sponsorship.

No agencies please.

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Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


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