Element Materials Technology

Engineering Technician, SAR

Job Locations US-MD-Columbia


PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, proud to be part of Element, has an opportunity for Engineering Technician in Regulatory Division at our Columbia, MD location. This position applies engineering problem solving skills to evaluate wireless devices for federal regulations, involving Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) and/or Hearing-Aid Compatibility evaluations for wireless consumer technologies in a fast-paced environment and industry. All training is provided.



  • Testing and troubleshooting Electrical and RF Safety requirements on wireless devices using near-field RF probes, liquid dielectric bio-material solutions and RF dipole antennas
  • Assisting in data measurement and entry into MS Word, MS Excel and Adobe Acrobat
  • Collaborating daily with managers and test engineers
  • Coordinating and managing multiple tasks with tight deadlines

Skills / Qualifications

  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree Preferred
  • Organized, fast learner, team player, detail oriented, comfortable with troubleshooting
  • UG GPA 3.2 or higher
  • Typical Hours: 40 - 60 hours per week
  • Must be willing to work rotational weekends


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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