Element Materials Technology

NDE Level I Helper

Job Locations US-TX-Houston


Element has an opportunity for a Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Level I Helper.  In this role, you will assist NDE Level II Technicians in radiographic testing (RT) in a fast paced, project orientated, and team environment.  You will primarily work in the NDE laboratory and may be required to work in the field on occasion with a Level II or Level III Technician.


  • Performing radiography under the supervision of NDE Level II or Level III 
  • Completing assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Interacting and communicating with customers and third party vendors
  • Able to clearly and legibly report test results
  • Able to pass a Level I exam
  • You will be expected to obtain your Level I certification with the first ninety 90 days and will paid for by Element
  • Field work may also be required
  • Overtime is required, weekends and occasionally on holidays

Skills / Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Valid drivers license, or ability to obtain prior to beginning employment
  • Level II certificate from a previous employer
  • Ability to work day and night shifts which will rotate throughout the department
  • 80 hours of RT classroom training
  • Texas state radiation safety card preferred
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card preferred
  • 1 year of NDE / NDT radiography assistant or helper experience in the oil and gas or aerospace industries preferred
  • Computed Radiography (CR) experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the customer

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 Office 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 6,500 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.


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