Element Materials Technology

  • Test Technician

    Job Locations US-IA-Des Moines
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Test Technician.  In this role, you will perform routine product qualification testing under close supervision or from detailed procedures. You will also assist other technicians and engineers to perform more complex tests. 



    • Conducts a variety of product qualification tests using established methods. Prepare test specimens, sets up and adjusts test equipment and records test data
    • Work with customers / clients to schedule and organize testing
    • Summarizes test results using basic mathematical calculations and data reductions. May use established computerized spreadsheets during data reductions
    • Maintains related test equipment, tools, and machinery in good working condition
    • Demonstrated ability to comply with safety rules, company policies, and procedures
    • Skills to communicate, monitor, and ensure progress toward attainment of department and location goals
    • Run test from beginning to finish
    • Although not regular; some field work may be required

    Skills / Qualifications

    • High School diploma required.  A.A degree in mechanical engineering highly preferred
    • 2 years testing industry experience, preferably in product testing
    • Must have mechanical aptitude and familiarity with basic hand and power tools
    • Availability, flexibility and maturity to represent the company with vendors and customers
    • Motivated, proactive individual with good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work with individuals and customers at all levels in a variety of locations


    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 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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