• Failure Analyst Technician

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Failure Analysis Technician who will be primarily responsible for the failure analysis inspections, operations, reporting and consultation services.


    • Supervision, conducting and reporting of failure analysis
    • Presentation of technical work in different platforms, both written and oral in a confident manner
    • Exhibit pragmatic and innovative with respect to both conduct of the investigation and providing solutions for the client
    • Review technical documents and to construct a suitable scope of work
    • Estimate the work effort required and to help in the commercial breakdown of the work
    • Supervise routine metallographic examinations and review / compose standard reporting comments

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Experience and recognized qualification in Metallurgy
    • Experience in conducting and reporting of root cause failure analysis
    • Experience in working with SEM / EDS (Scanning Electron Microscopy / Energy Dispersive analysis)
    • Experience working in an ISI 17025 laboratory environment
    • Proven supervisory skills
    • Strong communication / presentation skills
    • The ability to assess and respond to client requirements in an appropriate manner
    • Ability to operate and function within a team, drawing on other expertise where required
    • Flexibility and adaptability to different workloads and roles within the company

    Company Overview

    We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.


    We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


    Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


    Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


    We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

    • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
    • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
    • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
    • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

    When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

    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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