Title:  Emissions Lab Technician - contractor


Hethel, GB

Date:  13 May 2024

Emissions Lab Technician – Contracted / Temporary


On- site



About the Role:



The role involves providing technical support and testing of vehicles for exhaust emissions, to meet the client/customer demand, including calibration and maintenance of the facility.



Key Responsibilities Include:



  • Assisting the management in running the emissions lab.
  • Being fully conversant with the job requirements.
  • Implementing both written and verbal instructions, to meet the project/customer requirements.
  • Taking instructions and forming a detailed day-to-day test schedule, considering equipment and personnel availability.
  • Producing consistent vehicle test data/reports to meet the project/client demand.
  • Assisting clients with determining project and customer tasks and objectives.
  • Understanding and implementing legislated emission test limits and the more common test processes.
  • Working effectively and harmoniously with client/project engineers, external clients, and service engineers, both on and off-site.
  • Understanding the lab processes and their implementation
  • Following processes and quality system requirements.
  • Recording and keeping accurate records.
  • Working effectively as a team member and leading/guiding the subordinate/trainee members of the team on day-to-day activities.
  • Assisting in the implementation & monitoring of all lab calibration requirements.
  • Understanding and implementing all personnel, lab and team health & safety requirements and its areas of responsibility (fuel, gas store etc.)




Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required:





  • Recognised apprenticeship in a related discipline - automotive, mechanical, electrical, or electronics.
  • GCSE 'C' grades in Maths, English, Science (as a minimum)
  • Excellent working knowledge of the vehicle emissions testing processes in a laboratory environment.
  • Able to use Horiba Stars-Vets OS to a test standard.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • PC Literate.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Experience and knowledge of test facilities, or similar testing environments.
  • Excellent engineering skills.
  • Team player.
  • Motivated & motivator.
  • Able to make and rationalise decisions.
  • Excellent communicator.





  • B.TEC in an automotive, mechanical, electrical, or electronic discipline.
  • NVQ 2 Emissions Tester.
  • Detailed knowledge of vehicle testing and emissions legislation, in a laboratory environment.
  • Above average level of PC literacy.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Thorough understanding of vehicle emission testing legislation.
  • Understanding of team dynamics and results delivery.
  • Confident and assured when dealing with clients on & off site.




About Lotus:


Lotus Cars is based in Hethel, Norfolk, UK, and is the global headquarter for sports car and hypercar manufacturing operations, the Lotus Advanced Performance Centre and the iconic 2.2-mile test track.


Lotus builds world-class high-performance cars, born out of legendary success on the racetrack including 13 FIA Formula 1 world titles and many other championship honours. In July 2021 Lotus unveiled the all-new Lotus Emira, its last petrol-powered sports car and best-of-breed, and in July 2019 it launched the Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar.


The latest new model from Lotus is the Eletre. Unveiled in March 2022, it has the soul of a sports car and the usability of an SUV. It is pure electric and represents a clear vision of the future ambition of the company.


The ongoing transformation of Lotus, from a UK sports car company to a global performance car business and brand, is laid out in the company’s Vision80 strategy. It states what Lotus will be in 2028 when we celebrate our 80th anniversary. We welcome talented, creative, and motivated people to join us on our journey.


We offer you all the advantages of working for a prestigious high-tech automotive company. You will find a purpose-built facility; with all the tools and equipment you need to do an outstanding job. You will benefit from our fast-paced learning environment and our track record in designing and manufacturing thoroughbred sports cars over the last seven decades.




We reserve the right to close this role early if a high volume of applicants is received.