Element Materials Technology

  • Creep / Rupture Test Technician

    Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Creep / Rupture Technician who will be responsible for the measurement, test preparation, testing, and reporting of creep and stress rupture specimens.  The individual hired for this position will perform sample preparation of materials for testing to aerospace specifications and procedures. This individual must maintain high quality work with attention to detail while ensuring personal productivity, and efficiency. Good communication skills are required, along with a strong work ethic, and positive attitude. The successful applicant will thrive in a high volume, fast paced environment.


    • Review and interpret written work instructions and customer testing drawings
    • Conduct creep and stress rupture testing on metallic materials
    • This position will be on Third Shift and require weekend coverage
    • Operate creep frames, computer, and comparator
    • Interpret basic blueprints and drawings
    • Accurately use basic measuring devices, including tape measure, caliper, and micrometer
    • Operate surface grinding equipment
    • Read and interpret specifications pertaining to specimen dimension requirements
    • Effectively prioritize work load and use of available resources within time constraints
    • Observe proper safety procedures in a machine shop environment
    • Other duties as assigned

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Must be able to read and understand blueprints and hand drawn sketches
    • Must be able to utilize inspection tools to verify machined specimens meet drawing requirements
    • Knowledge of the various types of machines and fixtures available
    • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • Experience with making measurements with scales, micrometers, and calipers;
    • Experience with hand tools as well as shop tools (band saw, miller / router, grinder, etc.) a plus

    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

    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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