Element Materials Technology

Senior Engineer - Electrical Engineering

Job Locations US-MI-Warren


Element has an opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our rapidly expanding team.  As a member of the operations team, the Senior Engineer position performs a variety of routine and non-routine testing assignments within the department assigned and insures timely and accurate test results under minimal direct supervision.  The engineer positions must be proficient in a number of core business and technical skills including but not limited to compliance to established safety rules, code of conduct, and company policies and procedures.



  • Provides technical and engineering leadership, and supports the development of new technologies within a local laboratory and potentially across the Element enterprise
  • Provides counsel to coworkers and customers requiring critical analysis of data
  • Is able to exchange technical information and knowledge with peers, senior colleagues and specialists across the element enterprise
  • Actively seeks ways to disseminate critical testing knowledge, acumen and protocols throughout Element
  • Is accountable for accurate and timely release of testing data to customers including sign-offs of quality control data as acceptable
  • Is able to oversee and guide problem solving of complicated technical challenges
  • Provides input and support on business development opportunities with new or existing customers
  • Confident making both formal and informal presentations on conventional and/or routine testing to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Assists in the professional development of novice technicians and engineers within the local laboratory
  • Carries out crucial examination and implementation of testing concepts and data
  • Utilizes an assortment of skill, methods, procedures and materials in advanced testing analysis
  • Adept at drawing on internal knowledge as well as industry and/or academic resources in reaching testing conclusions

Skills / Qualifications

  • Likely to possess a Bachelors of Science degree in a science or testing related field
  • Will have a minimum of 3-5 years’ pertinent post-degree engineering experience, or advanced academic/professional qualifications
  • Working knowledge of laboratory safety
  • Possesses a wealth of knowledge, deep awareness and critical understanding related to the scope, core theories, concepts, terminologies and boundaries of his/her chosen engineering discipline
  • Has a depth of specialty knowledge and understanding in multiple areas of an engineering discipline
  • Has also demonstrated the ability to develop technical knowledge in their chosen field in the context of Element’s business
  • Experience with automotive testing
  • Environmental, vibration, interiors testing experience a plus
  • Preferred skills: LabView Programming, knowledge and expertise in building and utilizing FETS for electrical loads testing, basic programming and understanding of ladder logic and PLC controls, and experience with automotive electrical loads testing using ISO 16750 standards
  • Possesses a demonstrated ability to apply academic knowledge within the context of Element’s business
  • In-depth understanding of testing concepts
  • Possess strong computer skills
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry a plus

Physical Demands:

  • Frequency of required physical force: Minimum (moderate)
  • Lifting requirements: lifting <50 lbs. often and >50 lbs. on occasion
  • Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50+lbs periodically

NOTE:  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 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.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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