Element Materials Technology

  • Program Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
  • Overview

    The primary function of the Program Manager is to be the customer’s main point of contact for technical and project scope details for assigned projects. This role will provide technical support, training and guidance to the technicians and operators. The Program Manager will oversee the project(s) from inception to completion, taking responsibility for the quality, and scope of the projects. In addition, they will be responsible to identify the technical issues of assigned accounts.



    • Support Operations Manager/General Manager in ramp up of new customer work to support growth plans
    • Accountable for cost, schedule and technical performance of assigned Projects including training new hires, developing manufacturing site and leading/supervising employees as required

    • Ensure all projects are managed and executed within approved management processes and guidelines

    • Make personnel recommendations to the GM in support of business and program objectives

    • Manage effective customer communications

    • Improve organization responsiveness to customer requirements

    • Communicate and manage customer expectations and contractual commitments

    • Prepare & publish metrics and reports and manage overall program status

    • Maintain program/project metrics, quality, technical performance and delivery

    • Coordinate all risks and requirements of assigned projects.  This is accomplished by planning, controlling, integrating all program activities and deliverables, and by measuring all elements to ensure the requirements and goals are successfully achieved

    • Provide periodic program updates of current situation relating to contractual milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.g., technical, cost, and schedule).  Provides updates to the GM, as well as Divisional Director

    • Responsible for supporting and training Technicians and Engineers in the respective disciplines

    • Other duties as assigned

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Associates degree in an Engineering, Materials Science, or related field or 10+ years of experience.  Bachelors Degree preferred

    • 5 years of Project Management experience within an aerospace testing facility and/or in a related position. 

    • Previous leadership experience (1-5 years)

    • Frequency of required physical force: Medium

    • Lifting requirements: lifting <50 lbs. occasionally

    • Ability to stand for long periods of time

    • Experience in interpreting testing procedures and requirements

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel)

    • Availability, flexibility, and maturity to represent the company at a broad range of events/projects in the community, with customers and within the company

    • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities

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

    • Good interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect

    • Ability to interface with clients, win new work and determine their requirements; helps develop proposals including cost estimates, work plan and terms and conditions


    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.

    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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