Element Materials Technology

  • Building Product Testing Technician

    Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for Building Product Testing Technician. The primary function of the Building Products Testing Technician is to perform concrete pouring under the direction of the Laboratory Supervisor.


    • Responsible for pouring concrete, concrete forming and casting. Maintain a clean, orderly and safe working environment
    • Understand the applicable test standards associated with concrete anchors, concrete fibers, and building stone
    • Prepare equipment, set anchors, and perform all routine concrete anchor tests (mechanical, chemical, channels and cast-in-place) in accordance with applicable test standards. This does not include seismic and crack width cycling tests
    • Perform routine building stone and concrete fiber tests (including concrete batching) in accordance with applicable test standards.
    • Prepare data sheets for routine tests and submit to engineer for review
    • Input raw data into Excel or other data analysis software
    • Maintain established productions rates for anchor testing
    • Work independently when given instructions. Assist with equipment & materials inventory. Maintain test equipment, tools and machinery, and promptly report any malfunctions

    Skills / Qualifications

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Associates Degree in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience preferred.
    • ACI Level I Concrete Technician preferred
    • ACI Certified Adhesive Anchor Installer preferred
    • 1-2 years relatable experience preferred

    • Forklift experience preferred.

    • Carpentry skills preferred

    • Ability to operate a motor vehicle within Element company policies

    • A valid driver's license is required

    • Good mathematical knowledge required

    • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with basic hand/power tools

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel)

    • Well developed oral and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication need

    NOTE:  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 Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.

    Please apply directly to Stephanie.Johnston@element.com

    Company Overview

    We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses 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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