Element Materials Technology

Coatings Test Technician

Job Locations US-TX-Houston


Element has an opportunity for a Senior Coatings Test Technician to join our rapidly expanding team. As a member of the operations team, the Senior Coatings Test Technician position performs a variety of routine and non-routine testing assignments within the department assigned and insures timely and accurate test results under minimal direct supervision. The technician positions must be proficient in a number of core business skills including but not limited to compliance to established safety rules, code of conduct, and company policies and procedures.



  • Designs, sets-up and performs a variety of tests according to customer specifications and requirements
  • Safely operate and maintain our Coatings equipment and related apparatus in compliance with company and International Standards requirements
  • Carry out calibration and preventative maintenance of test chambers and assessment equipment.
  • Perform assessments of test pieces after completion of test protocol
  • Requires little supervision and technical input of a Department Manager, Principal Technician, Project Coordinator or Engineer
  • Possesses the ability to mentor and train technicians who have less experience through effective communication of technical data
  • Ability to transfer technical knowledge / requirements and successfully satisfy and meet customer specifications
  • Plan, manage and deliver Coatings projects as provided and directed by the Project Managers or Department Manager
  • Work with the Project Managers to plan and execute Client and Client witness visits
  • Support the monitoring and maintenance of test equipment, keep accurate logs of test pieces, solutions manufacture, temperatures and pH levels of tests
  • Keep and maintain accurate equipment and specimen logs
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure timely delivery of projects
  • Upload projects to LIMS and prepare and log test pieces for testing according to specified internal or International Standard
  • Prepare basic Coatings test reports
  • Work is to be performed in accordance with established QA and International Standards procedures for testing of Coating systems

Skills / Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of laboratory safety
  • HS diploma or GED certificate preferred. College or vocational school coursework welcomed
  • Possesses a recognized scientific or engineering qualification, normally at a Bachelor degree level and/or 6-8 years of significant experience in a testing related field through which an equivalent level of knowledge has been attained
  • In-depth understanding of testing concepts
  • Analyzes and compiles testing data from the tests performed
  • Possess strong computer skills
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry a plus


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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