Element Materials Technology

  • Metals Preparation Technician

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Fe Springs
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Metals Preparation Technician to safely perform preparations of various materials for analysis by ICPMS or ICP. Documentation of all processes is required along with strictly following established SOPs, Client methods, or pharmacopeia methods. Work is to be performed in accordance with established QA procedures and in full compliance with cGMP.


    • Safely operate and maintain our microwaves, hotblocks, balances, and any other equipment required to perform your duties
    • Read and understand all SDSs before starting any work
    • Make sure all data is complete, legible, defensible, filed properly, and all signatures are recorded
    • Follow all pertinent SOPs, QC requirements, and QA manual at all times
    • Determine if problems exist concerning sample prep, compliance with cGMP, or Client requests.Immediately notify appropriate personnel to determine how to proceed with the project, minimizing lost time
    • Open NCR if required
    • Assist Group Leader and IT on any updates or revisions to needed software
    • Keep ExovaLIMS up to date at all times

    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
    • Some College in a science related field or equivalent laboratory experience
    • Some experience in sample prep preferred
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, customer testing specifications, and procedure manuals
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
    • Ability to perform calculations such as RPD, dilutions, mixed standards, etc
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, data and details furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

    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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