• Chemistry/Polymer Technician

    Job Locations US-CA-Duarte
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Chemistry Polymer Technician for testing, sample preparation and delivery/collection of samples and preparation of test reports.


    • Perform routine and problem solving chemical and physical analyses on polymers and composite materials
    • Operation of equipment like pH / EC / TDS meters, UV-visible spectrophotometers, ovens, furnaces, incubators, fusion machines
    • Prepare the reagents, standard solution and ensure standardisation of the solution used in the laboratory
    • Handling and storage all chemicals as per the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
    • Managing the calibration of glass wares and the instruments
    • Performance of qualitative and quantitative laboratory tests and analysis of other substances as per standard method
    • Issue reports and receive samples to and from the respective entities
    • Involvement in site and field testing with various international standards or in-house procedures
    • Ensure work compliance to ISO 17025 requirements
    • Coordinating with the other technicians in the team to carry out work as per the planning schedule
    • Manual handling of samples
    • General maintenance, cleaning and checking of equipment
    • Working to all HSE standards
    • Interaction with clients during witnessed testing
    • Generating test reports for clients (data entry, quality assurance)
    • Ensuring compliance to all Element Material Technology quality standards
    • Driving to customer site to collect samples and / or conduct testing at their lab on a regular / daily basis
    • 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 Material Technology annual targets and budget

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Have a diploma / degree in chemistry with at least 2 years experience in similar role
    • Have the ability to work in teams under pressure and flexible to work different working hours (night / day) shifts if required or necessary
    • Good English communication skills: reading, writing, speaking
    • Good maths skills
    • Knowledge and experience of safe operation of testing equipment and operating in an independent / chemistry / consultant laboratory

    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 the best and most trusted testing partner in the world providing high value, critical services to the Aerospace, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Fire & Building Products and Infrastructure & Environmental sectors, where failure is not an option.


    Our purpose is a simple one. We make certain that all of the materials, products and devices we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe in their end application; are of marketable quality; are compliant with all relevant industry standards and regulations and are ultimately fit for purpose.


    Element’s expanded network of over 6,000 Engaged Experts are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.

    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: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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