Element Materials Technology

  • Waterjet Operator

    Job Locations US-CA-Huntington Beach
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a 3rd Shift Waterjet Operator. In this role you will be a member of the operations team in one of the various laboratories across Element, the Machining position performs a variety of routine and non-routine machining assignments within the department assigned and insures timely and accurate test results under direct supervision.  The technician positions must be proficient in a number of core business skills including but not limited to compliance to established safety rules, code of conduct, and company policies and procedures.



    • Work hours: 10:00pm - 6:30am
    • Use Omax waterjet to prepare specimens for testing as dictated in customer specifications
    • Maintain equipment and schedules preventative maintenance
    • Follow guidance from Department Manager, Machinist / Senior Machinist co-workers
    • Gathers and records dimensions in accordance with quality assurance requirements
    • Use blueprints and design sketches to ensure the proper dimensions and tolerance levels of the finished product

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Working knowledge of laboratory safety
    • Diploma or GED certificate preferred with college or vocational school coursework welcomed
    • Some college level courses completed and / or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a machine shop environment; may have earned Associate degree mechanical related field
    • Understanding of machining concepts
    • Basic understanding of machining concepts, measuring instruments and dimensional concepts
    • Working knowledge of machine shop safety protocol
    • Strong computer skills and basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry a plus
    • Ability to lift <50 lbs. often and >50 lbs. on occasion and stand on feet for long periods of time
    • Ability to work alone the majority of the work day; only requesting assistance for clarification or confirmation of machining procedures
    • Understand what must be completed each work day and takes the initiative to complete those tasks properly and timely 
    • Ability to machine specimens from initial set up to completion
    • Ability to understand and carry out basic machining methods 
    • Prior knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the machining field
    • Proven ability to set up and performs a variety of machining processes according to customer specifications under minimal supervision and technical input of Senior Principal Machinist

    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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