Element Materials Technology

Junior Technician (Intern)

Job Locations US-MD-Columbia


PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, proud to be part of Element, has an opportunity for Junior Technician in the Regulatory Department at our Columbia, MD location.  This internship opportunity will allow you to gain hands on experience building software automation to test the latest wireless devices in connected technologies.  We are seeking highly-motivated individuals to increase their learning opportunities with on the job training.



As a part of the program, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Work all stages of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Gain experience working with Python, JavaScript, web development, frame works, servers, databases, and programming radio frequency (RF) test equipment
  • Gain a basic understanding of how different radio access technologies are tested (5G, LTE, WiFi, BT, etc.)
  • Gain experience in full stack development for real world applications
  • Develop working knowledge of the connected technologies industry, methods, instrumentation, and systems
  • Gain experience writing well organized, stable, efficient code with proper documentation practices 

Skills / Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to maintain strict customer and product confidentiality
  • Have a high attention to detail and great organizational skills
  • Have or currently pursuing a Computer Science (or related field) degree
  • 2+ years experience in writing code (at least 1+ year in Python)
  • No prior work experience required
  • Day and evening shifts available, including weekends and 


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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