Element Materials Technology

  • Test Fixture Design Engineer

    Job Locations US-MI-Warren
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Test Fixture Design Engineer to join its growing team. The Test Fixture Design Engineer is responsible for the development of testing systems, equipment and fixture tooling where needed. This individual is responsible for working closely with customers, test engineers as well as other department engineering personnel to provide the best design or solution technically possible.


    • The ideal candidate for this role has experience taking multiple projects through the design life cycle - from conceptualization and design
    • This person will be interfacing closely with all hardware teams to assist with testing needs, as well as Test Engineers to coordinate instrumentation and test layout, technicians to execute build, and manufacturing for fabrication
    • As a successful candidate you will have a good general education including materials and structures
    • We are looking for a candidate with previous experience and ideally experience gained within a similar mechanical design role
    • This person should be able to develop simple design solutions to complex problems with background in creating mechanical test stands with proper automated systems and instrumentation
    • Most of what we design are one of a kind, meaning that this candidate should understand and interpret a variety of abstract and concrete variables to provide the best possible solution
    • Element is also a very collaborative R&D environment--the candidate should be a team player and possess great communication skills

    Skills / Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have a good general education including materials and structures. We are looking for a candidate with previous experience and ideally experience gained within a similar mechanical design role.

    • Must have sound mechanical bias
    • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and methodologies including CNC machining and water jet.
    • Proficient in CAD software package(s) such as NX, Solidworks, etc.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • A team player attitude
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • A personable, professional individual with a passion for engineering
    • Ability to apply logical reasoning and thinking analytically
    • Knowledge of fundamental engineering analysis tools such as hand calculations or simulations
    • Track record of completing multiple machine design projects from conception to implementation

    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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