Element Materials Technology

Technical Director - 5G Testing

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-Morgan Hill | US-MD-Columbia


PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, proud to be a part of Element, has an opportunity for a Technical Director - 5G Testing to join our rapidly expanding team.


You will work with new and assigned customer accounts targeting growth for PCTEST specifically within the areas of 5G OTA, 5G RF, and Operator + Industry Conformance test and certifications.  Responsible for advising PCTEST Management on new business offerings, equipment recommendations to support new operator + industry test requirements, and validation requirements to maintain a competitive edge in wireless RF testing.  Has direct oversight of the OTA technical laboratory functions, including advancing the technical capability of laboratory equipment and personnel in 5G OTA FR1 and FR2 testing.  Technical Director works with management to ensure operator and industry accreditations are met.  Maintains knowledge for testing and evaluation of wireless devices for compliance with industry and carrier standards; continued evaluation, selection, and application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria to perform conventional projects as well as future technologies applying advanced knowledge of principles and practices.



  • Position PCTEST to excel in 5G OTA and 5GAA testing authorized by major U.S. and International Operators and manufacturers
  • Assist in the training, evaluation, and improvement to enhance the skill level of PCTEST 5G technical personnel
  • Retain, or assign staff, roles within Industry Committees: CTIA CWG, OTA, PTCRB, GCF, WiFi Alliance, and the like. Contribute, or assign staff, roles in various meetings, conferences, working groups, operator, OTA and 3GPP activities, where applicable
  • Gathering insights to updates, changes, and new requirements for wireless device testing and share within. Represents the organization in appropriate committees and forums involving specific product categories
  • Assist in positioning PCTEST in 5GAA market by contributing to our organizational growth, bridging our planned expansion into this combined automotive, technology and telecommunication sector
  • Assist business development team by providing technical support of new business and account penetration strategies
  • Meet with technical and senior management to maximize the coordination of 5G objectives, strategies and associated policies and practices
  • Provide external leadership through presentations and technical articles and where applicable attend meetings with key customers and vendors
  • Continuously evaluate competitive activity, lab positioning, market entry, timing, and needed accreditation for maximum lab offerings
  • Maintain an awareness of the customers’ business environment and changing needs in order to support customer’s effectively and in a timely manner
  • Assist in the hiring of 5G personnel in California and Maryland locations
  • Perform special projects as assigned by PCTEST Executive Management

Skills / Qualifications

  • MSEE, PE, BSEE in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, RF Engineering  
  • Proven skills and experience in wireless RF technology, antenna performance, within the wireless/RF product certification industry
  • 10+ years in a wireless design, development, technical role for a technical services company


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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