Element Materials Technology


Job Locations US-CA-Huntington Beach


Element has an opportunity for a Metallurgist whose primary responsibility is to support the Metallurgy Lab Manager in running day to day laboratory affairs along with site and field testing.



  • Ensure work compliance to ISO 17025 requirements

  • Perform metallurgical analysis on metallic (ferrous and non-ferrous) components, generating test certification


  • Carry out material testing

The tests include

    • Micro Evaluation
    • Grain size determination
    • Macro examination
    • Micro hardness
    • Phase determination
    • General Metallurgy
  • Speak with clients regarding metallurgical issues

  • Manage technicians to carry out work as per the planning schedule


  • Be willing to assist in other activities from time to time that may be requested by the department manager to assist in the execution of Element Technology annual targets and budget

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Metallurgy or related discipline
  • Minimum 10+ years experience working in a laboratory or related metallurgical field
  • Excellent technical report writing skills
  • Industry approvals such as SAFRAN and GE grain size evaluation a plus
  • Knowledge and experience of safe operation of metallurgical testing equipment and operating in lab and / or industrial environment
  • Excellent organizational and team leading skills


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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