About Research & Development Centre (Technical Development Centre)

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Burton upon Trent

The Technical Development Centre (TDC) provides the research and development for the concrete roof tile manufacturing factories of the Etex Group (of which Marley Eternit is part) in the UK, Germany and Poland.

With a mixture of both new developments and routine testing, our work is exciting and challenging, and includes:

  • New product development
  • Accessories and fitting design development
  • Testing
  • Raw material approval
  • Technical support to factory production.


About our team

The team come from a wide range of disciplines, with Production and Manufacturing Engineers, Product Designers, Polymer Specialists, a Paint/Polymer Technologist, Concrete and Paint Technicians and a Product Testing Technician.

Our team members possess a range of qualifications, both academic and vocational, to degree and Masters levels in engineering, design, materials and polymer technologies.


About working here

  • Our involvement in factories in Germany and Poland means you have the chance to share knowledge, best practice and work on projects with the much larger manufacturing group.
  • There can be opportunities to progress both internally and across the Etex Group; an example of this being the transfer of a team member from the paint company SEA (France) to the department.
  • You will need a constant desire to learn new skills and gain more experience and knowledge. The training we support includes an MSc in Polymer Technology, an AutoCAD 2D draughting qualification, Advanced Solid Works 3D modelling course, University Certificate in Concrete Technology, and vocational courses.

Find out more about the rewards and benefits of working for us.

Check out our current vacancies here.

Latest Vacancies

Production Operative x 6

Closing Date: 15.02.2018

Main Purpose of the Role

“To safely operate production machinery as part of a team ensuring that daily production and quality targets are met.”

Key Responsibilities

Safety and environment – Act responsibly and safely in the workplace at all times to ensure a safe working environment.Follow all site rules.Following safe working practices and procedures including timely reporting of accidents and emergencies.

Quality –Ensure production complies with product specification and appearance acceptable to customer.Report any production issues immediately to minimize quality problems

Communication – Be pro-active, work with other members of the team as required.Record information as and when required, feeding back information and issues to the senior operator and shift manager.

Operational Performance – Participate in Lean improvements and techniques on the line.Operate all sections of plant to ensure a fully flexible workforce.

Workplace Organisation - Be responsible for all designated housekeeping and developing and maintaining standards for the line.

Behavioural Profile

Is capable of being part of a mixed skill team in a high pressure, safety drive, production environment.Is capable of working safely on own initiative.Has attention to detail.Is effective at communicating and works well within a team.Is flexible in terms of working requirements.Can follow rules, but is also capable of showing some initiative.

A flexible approach to working requirements is expected to ensure adequate cover to meet production demands, this may require undertaking tasks that are out of your production area.At times the job holder may need to travel away from site for training or other requirements.A flexible approach to overtime working will be required

Since the Production Operative will work closely with the production machinery, it is expected that the job holder will be able to understand the fundamental workings of the plant.However, an aptitude for working with automatic production systems and man machine interfaces is essential.In addition a desire to work as part of a team to achieve a common goal must be demonstrated.

Marley Eternit places the highest priority on employee safety and employees will be expected to work safely at all times, proactively contributing to the continued improvement in health and safety performance.

To apply for this position please send your CV to careers@marleyeternit.co.ukor post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE14 3HD.

Process Operator s

Closing Date: 02.02.2018

Job Profile

We are currently recruiting for a Process Operator for our site in Burton. The process operator must be capable of being part of a mixed skill team in a high pressure, safety driven, production environment.You should be capable of working safely on your own initiative.

Key Responsibilities

To safely operate production machinery as part of a team ensuring that daily production and quality targets are met

Main Activities

To be able to operate all sections of the production plant.

To comply with all safety requirements i.e. uphold the company safety policy.

To comply with and maintain the company quality standards and requirements.

To fully understand and be able to operate all sections of the plant to ensure daily production and quality targets are met.

Minimise waste, recycle where appropriate and comply with the Company Environmental Policy

To maintain good housekeeping in designated areas.

To be available for progressive training in key skill areas.

To identify and report potential problems with the production facility.

To attend daily production meetings and other meetings as appropriate.

To show a flexible approach to varying work activities.

To participate in Continuous Improvement projects when required.

To participate in and help to improve the 5S standards in your designated area.

The role requires a high level of understanding and commitment to the fact that the health, safety and welfare of all employees is critical in all circumstances. Marley Eternit places the highest priority on employee safety and employees will be expected to work safely at all times, proactively contributing to the continued improvement in health and safety performance.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter, CV and salary expectations to: careers@marleyeternit.co.ukpost to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE14 3HD

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