Element Materials Technology

Planning Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Rancho Dominguez


Element has an opportunity for a Technical Work Planner to join our growing team. This is a great opportunity to develop your career within a Global TIC business.


  • Read, review, and interpret testing specifications based on customer purchase orders requirements 

  • Accurately determine testing required based on purchase orders, drawings, dimensional sketches, and other customer provided information

  • Determine if customer’s requirements and testing specifications are aligned or a discrepancy exists

  • Immediately notify appropriate personnel of discrepancies to determine how to proceed with the testing, minimizing lost time

  • Effectively communicate via written and verbal instructions to downstream employees performing required  work

  • Document and record pertinent information in the MRP system

  • Perform other duties

  • Enter orders into our MRP system accurately and efficiently

  • Assemble outgoing job travelers

  • Review and assign due dates into MRP system

  • Work with your peers to keep the working environment tidy and in accordance with 5S principles

  • Attend meetings as required by your Supervisor or other Senior Management

  • Contribute to continual improvement through Kaisen events, own initiative or other means

  • Adhering to Health & Safety and Quality standards at all times

Skills / Qualifications

  • Experience in interpreting testing procedures and requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • 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 develops proposals including cost estimates, work plan and terms and condition
  • Ability to liaise with clients and colleagues in a professional manner
  • Willingness to accept responsibility for their own work
  • Ability to priorities, organize and coordinate your workload
  • A self-motivated professional who can work well within a busy team as well as under their own initiative
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Chemistry, metallurgy, Supply Chain, and mechanical testing knowledge is advantageous 

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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