Plastic Welding Instructor


Location: Middlesbrough

Job Type: Full time


Plastic Welding Instructor


Location: Middlesbrough

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: Competitive rate

Description of role:

TWI is one of the world’s leading independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes. We develop innovative solutions for real industry problems that can have a profound impact on the world and people’s lives.

Within TWI, the Polymer Technology Group (PCT) and Novel Polymer Technologies Section (NPT) is expanding at our Middlesbrough site and the plastic welder training business has grown in the recent years requiring growth of the delivery team.

This role is focused on delivering training courses to plastics welders in the following welding processes; hot gas, injection, extrusion, butt fusion and electrofusion, socket fusion and hot wedge welding. The post will be based in Middlesbrough to gain access to potential business in this area.

The role will involve shadowing our current plastic welder trainers as they deliver training courses both at TWI premises and at customer sites across the UK and overseas.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Delivering Plastics welder training courses to relevant standards including, but not limited to, BS EN 13067
  • Developing new business opportunities and training courses
  • Scheduling and co-ordination of the training courses
  • Quoting for training courses based on requirements of the client
  • Managing and sourcing the relevant training materials

Further responsibilities during the initial training period will also involve the undertaking of technician duties and lab work at TWI’s Middlesbrough or Cambridge sites within the NPT section as and when required.

You will also be able to liaise regularly with external contacts i.e. Environment Agency, HSE, BGS (British Geomembrane Association) and other bodies. A background of working with polymer materials and fabrication techniques is essential, with a strong mechanical background in engineering is desirable and qualified to HND or equivalent.

Candidates should also be aware of prospective of developments within this market, which will allow for successful business development supporting our growth plans. You will be expected to demonstrate strong business acumen, customer focus, flexibility and the ability to operate effectively in a team or self-managing environments. Training experience would be an advantage.

You will require UK security clearance for this role, willing to relocate to Teesside region and travel within UK or to overseas with short notice.


This position may require regular travel both in the UK and abroad.

About us:

TWI Ltd is a world expert in engineering, materials and joining technologies with significant property assets. We provide industry with advice and know-how in design, fabrication, failure analysis and prevention.

We offer opportunities to collaborate with inspiring and expert teams and a supportive environment in which you are actively encouraged to share your ideas and continually develop your own skills and knowledge. If you are looking to join an organisation that is fuelled by innovation, teamwork, and openness, this role could be for you.

Diversity statement:

TWI Ltd is committed to treating all employees fairly and to being an inclusive employer. Our aim is to create a work environment where our employees can reach their full potential. We put Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of our people practices to attract, develop and retain the best talent.


We recognise that it’s the differences of our people that gives us our competitive edge and enables us to maintain our world leading reputation. This is why we are committed to ensuring there is diversity across every level of our organisation; representative of the Members and societies we serve. We have made Inclusion our number one corporate value to demonstrate our commitment to ensure it is at the core of everything we do at TWI.

Why work for TWI?

We offer a competitive salary, share-in-success bonus scheme, generous pension scheme (both employee contribution (flexible amount) and TWI contribution (up to 10% of salary), holiday (25 days + 8 bank holiday’s), private health and dental cover, career development and training, onsite employee restaurant, onsite gym, day nursery available for companies on Granta Park (Cambridge) site (subject to availability), onsite parking and more.

We know that balancing work and personal life can at times be challenging. This is why we continue to review and implement family friendly policies including hybrid working, flexible working, enhanced maternity pay and paid parental leave.

External funding:

This position has been produced as part of an initiative known as Centre for Materials Integrity which is part funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Closing Date: 06 February 2023

Reference number: 207/22

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TWI Culture

As one of the world’s leading independent research and technology organisations, we are committed to attracting, motivating and retaining the best talent from around the world. Our goal is to develop the next generation of experts to address future industry challenges.

We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and respects the differences between people while valuing the contribution everyone makes to TWI.

We recognise the diversity of our staff and students makes a positive and important contribution to our continuing success.

TWI offers a comprehensive training programme, incorporating both in-house and external courses to support staff development.

TWI Values:


Building effective working relationships, we accomplish more together

Innovation and Expertise

Championing new ideas and sharing knowledge with each other

Taking responsibility

Achieving our objectives and personal development

Customer focus

Building trusting relationships with our customers


Accepting and engaging positively with change


Valuing the contribution from every individual, creating value for our customers

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