Element Materials Technology

Chemistry Department Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Huntington Beach


Join us as a Chemistry Department Manager and see how your variety of leadership responsibilities make a difference and how critical it is to helping us deliver on our purpose and achieve our goals. This role will report directly to the General Manager, will involve direct laboratory work supporting data generation, and training of staff as well as oversight of projects and mentorship of team members.


Element Huntington Beach is a world renown Aerospace Testing Company with clients such as Boeing, SpaceX and Blue Origin.


At Element our shared purpose of ‘Making tomorrow safer than today’ is what brings us together. We are energized by our ambition to make the world a better place and create a safer future for people. This is what sets us (and you, if you join us…) apart from the crowd.


Salary: Min Starting $100K + Bonus structure



  • Manage analytical workloads and resources including personnel and equipment.
  • Develop, motivate, and mentor analytical chemistry team members.
  • Assist in resolving technical issues with complex technical projects.
  • Manage walk-up analytical instrumentation.
  • Maintain excellence in safety, health, and environmental practices.
  • Manage multiple complex priorities with demanding time frames.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement both in technology and safety.

Skills / Qualifications

Is this job for me?


This is a fast-paced environment, and we need someone who is proactive, self-motivated and a team player. The person for this role will be a specialist in their field, respected by all who they work with, keen to learn and enthusiastic in the face of challenge. You will:

  • BS or BA in Analytical Chemistry or related field with at least 10+ years of total experience.
  • At least 5 years of direct people management experience.
  • Technical acumen in multiple analytical chemistry techniques with significant expertise in method development for higher level analytical instrumentation.
  • Sound analytical problem-solving skills with experience in ICP, AA, and LECO.
  • Demonstrated project execution, organizational, planning, and time management skills.


NOTE:  This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services.  U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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