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 Continental Shifts

Closing Date: 11.08.2017

Due to an increase in line capacity, we are now recruiting a team for the running of the ABeCe line on a Continental Shift Pattern.We are looking for six Production Operatives to join the team.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensuring optimum efficiency of equipment and productivity to meet and sustain required production volumes within agreed budget levels.

Ensuring the companies health & safety standards are compiled with and developed, including briefings, safety audits, MOB’s toolbox talks etc.

Ensuring the companies quality standards are driven forward.

Achieve safe working in a high volume, high speed manufacturing environment.

Machine operation and fault diagnosis.

Contribute to the successful implementation of Kaizan (continuous improvements) projects maximising improvement opportunities.

Support a successful 6s programme within all areas of responsibility.

Liaise with the maintenance department to optimise plant performance.

Posses the ability of working in other departments as and when required.

To carry out other tasks as deemed necessary, that are within the job holders capability.

Main Activities:

Operating machinery.Checking the operation of equipment.

Checking safety equipment and procedures.

Developing a system that will deliver continuous improvement in all areas.Initially special attention will be paid to cleanliness and safety.Safe working in a high volume, high speed manufacturing environment.

Ensuring products comply with specified quality standards.Machine operation and fault diagnosis.

Liaison with maintenance staff to optimize plant performance.

The ideal candidate should be able to work on their own initiative and with minimum supervision.They must also be able to manufacture products to specific quality and quantity standards.Flexible working is a key attribute, to meet challenging production targets.The ability to work within a team is essential, along with an enthusiastic attitude.

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 your current CV and salary expectations to:- careers@marleyeternit.co.uk or post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent,

DE14 3HD.

Production Cleaner Continental Shifts

Closing Date: 11.08.2017

Due to an increase in line capacity, we are now recruiting a team for the running of the ABeCe line on a Continental Shift Pattern.We are looking for a Machine Cleaner/Operator to join the team.

Key Responsibilities:

To clean out the mixers after production

To clean the sand plant during production

To clean the racking plant and associated equipment

To clean the paint units

To clean the factory floor area after the cleaning of the m.c and plant

To dispose of all waste concrete and dust associated with the cleaning activities in the correct wasteDisposal skips

To empty the dust bins and waste containers

To ensure the plant and equipment is left in state ready for use after cleaning

To lubricate any parts of the plant as identified by the line management

To assist on the line during production if so requested

To be flexible in your approach and carry out duties as requested

To assist in keeping the factory to a 5S shine standard at all times

To participate in continuous improvement projects when required

To be successful in this role, applicants should be enthusiastic, able to work as part of a team and have a flexible approach to their workload to ensure operational demands are achieved.

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 your current CV and salary expectations to:- careers@marleyeternit.co.uk or post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE14 3HD.

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