Technical Sales Assistant/NDT Level 2 Technician

Johnson & Allen
Date advertised:
Job details:
Johnson & Allen seek a motivated individual for a Technical Sales Assistant role within the company.

Qualifications required

PCN/ASNT Level 2 qualification in magnetic particle testing (MT) and penetrant testing (PT) (ultrasonic testing (UT) and other PCN qualifications would be beneficial), including:

  • Undertake magnetic particle and dye penetrant testing in accordance with written procedures
  • Knowledge of standards and best practices
  • Ability to select the appropriate technique for the test method to be used
  • Define the limitations of application of the testing method
  • Translate codes, standards, specifications and procedures into magnetic particle testing/penetrant testing instructions adapted to the actual working conditions
  • Prepare written magnetic particle testing instructions
  • Prepare test specimens, set up and adjust test equipment
  • Accurately analyse, interpret and verify test data
  • Complete, evaluate and document results and technical reports of the test results in a clear and well written manner in accordance with set procedures and specifications
  • Review NDT procedures and specifications
  • Possess good organisational skills
  • Maintain related test equipment and tools in good working condition
  • Complete assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Preferably at least 2 years’ experience working in the field of MT and PT.

Skills and experience required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong math foundation
  • Engineering background with some understanding of fabrication/electrics/magnetism
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Personable with strong customer facing skills for dealing with customers, inspectors, auditors etc
  • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable
  • Methodical with a keen eye for detail and the ability to work accurately
  • Problem solver with the ability to anticipate problems and needs and provide solutions
  • Ability to work on own and as part of a team
  • Conscientious with a positive attitude and desire to learn and improve
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and abroad as dictated by business need
  • Clean driving licence
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.​

​Job role includes
  • Calling in to customers/potential customers
  • Preparing quotes
  • Technical advice
  • Demonstration of products/equipment
  • In-house and on-site testing and reporting
  • Attending exhibitions.

The successful candidate will realise both variety and diversity within this position, with a mixture of both office and shop-floor working environments, both in-house and on-site.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to join a well-established Sheffield-based company specialising in MT and PT.


  • Contract: Full time – permanent – basic 40-hour week (8.30am – 5.00pm) but requiring additional flexibility for some inclusive early starts, late finishes and occasional overnights stays (generally between 1-3 nights).
  • Start Date: Immediate/asap
  • Location: Sheffield-based
  • Salary: Dependant on qualifications and experience
  • Holidays: 30 days per annum (inclusive of statutory/shutdown days)
  • Pension Scheme: 3% employee – 3% employer contribution
  • Company vehicle: Yes
  • Health Cover: Option to join Westfield Corporate Advantage Health Plan through the company.

Contact details:
Please send your CV with a short covering letter to:
Melanie Robinson, Johnson & Allen Ltd, Neocol Works, Smithfield, Sheffield, S3 7AR. 
Tel: +44 (0)114 273 8066; Email:
We will attempt to respond to all applicants in a timely manner.

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