Element Materials Technology

NDE RT Level I Helper

Job Locations US-TX-Houston


Element has an opportunity for a Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Level I Helper.  In this role, you will assist NDE Level II Technicians in radiographic testing (RT) in a fast paced, project orientated, and team environment.  You will primarily work in the NDE laboratory and may be required to work in the field on occasion with a Level II or Level III Technician.


  • Performing radiography under the supervision of NDE Level II or Level III 
  • Completing assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Interacting and communicating with customers and third party vendors
  • Able to clearly and legibly report test results
  • Able to pass a Level I exam
  • You will be expected to obtain your Level I certification with the first ninety 90 days and will paid for by Element
  • Field work may also be required
  • Overtime is required, weekends and occasionally on holidays

Skills / Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Valid drivers license, or ability to obtain prior to beginning employment
  • Ability to work day and night shifts which will rotate throughout the department
  • 40 hours of RT classroom training
  • Texas state radiation safety card preferred
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card preferred
  • 1 year of NDE / NDT radiography assistant or helper experience in the oil and gas or aerospace industries preferred
  • Computed Radiography (CR) experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the customer



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 Office 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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