Field Technician: (Surfaces and Materials) (£ competitive salary)

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Sports Labs Ltd headquartered in Livingston, Scotland are seeking a Field Technician to join their multidisciplined team of Field Technicians. The post is generally site based but will be operated from our HQ, Ideally the candidate should be based in the Oxford or Reading area.

Sports Labs Ltd carry out the certification of Sports surfaces, facilities and systems for national governing bodies such as FIFA, World Rugby, World Athletics, FIH and ITF. In the main these consist of Artificial Turf facilities or synthetic playing surfaces.

You will be become an integral team member of the busy field-testing department, responsible for the testing and certification of pitch construction installations both domestically and internationally to relevant governing body and industry standards.

Main Duties will include the testing and reporting of site inspections. Including but not limited to, final performance testing on synthetic sports surfaces, key stage inspections for construction, checking and certifying that installed materials are to specification and the quality of the installation.


  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
  • Experience of materials testing on construction or road improvement sites would be advantageous.
  • Experience of synthetic sports surfaces testing would be advantageous.
  • Hold a valid UK drivers License and Passport.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Good communication skills and be a team player with reliability and flexibility being essential for this position.
  • Heavy lifting may be required for certain items of equipment.
  • The role is varied, and the right candidate will have a flexible approach to the working week which may often require additional hours to meet deadlines or the occasional weekend day.
  • The role may also require occasional travel overseas.

In order to carry out the role required, you will be expected to travel on your own or as part of a team, across the UK and internationally when required, to carry out field testing and other duties. The role is ideally suited to someone with perhaps a background in construction materials testing or prior experience in testing synthetic sports surfaces. The role is in the main site based and will have limited time in an office environment or working from home.

Applications should be made by submitting a full CV and letter of application to, full Job descriptions can be obtained from the following link,