Element has an opportunity for a Laboratory Technician for our BM TRADA timber services laboratory near High Wycombe. This is a great opportunity to develop your career within a Global Testing, Inspection & Certification business. 


You will be able to work independently and alone at times but still being part of a well-supported technical team. You will be tasked with the following;

  • Carrying out conformity testing of building products especially screws, nails and other fasteners 
  • Producing test certificates in accordance with our laboratory’s accreditation
  • Occasional use of our wood workshop machinery (training will be provided) 
  • Ensuring that Health and Safety procedures are followed
  • Following procedures included in the quality management system
  • Being responsible for the organisation and cleanliness of the timber laboratory

Skills / qualifications

  • Preferably have exposure to working within a laboratory environment 
  • The ability to work to British and European standards (training will be provided) 
  • Customer focused 
  • Ability to work alone and in a group 
  • Common sense, hardworking and self-discipline, taking pride in all tasks carried out
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Computer literate with experience in MS Office products, in particular Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Detail orientated
  • Educated to A Level, HNC/D, Degree in a relevant discipline (STEM) 
  • This role may suit a recent College leaver or Graduate looking to develop their career working for an international company

Our site is in a rural location between Hughenden Valley and Naphill which is most conveniently reached if you have your own transport.

Benefits of working at Element

33 days annual holiday, consisting of 25 days annual holiday and 8 days public / x4 Life Assurance  / Legal & General Pension scheme / Flexible Working / Cycle Scheme / Free Onsite Refreshments / Recommend a Friend Bonus / Perks At Work Discount Scheme

Company overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 9,000 brilliant minds operating from 270 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.

When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.

While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.

Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.