Element Materials Technology

Associate Engineer/Test Engineer, Battery Safety

Job Locations US-MD-Columbia


PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, part of the Element Group, has an opportunity for an Battery Associate Engineer/Test Engineer in our Columbia, MD location, to provide engineering, testing, evaluation, and analysis of battery cell, pack and host devices for compliance with industry standards. We are seeking individuals with strong technical skills.



  • Test Cell, Pack, Host following CTIA Certification Requirements for Battery System Compliance to IEEE 1725, IEEE 1625, CTIA Battery Life, CTIA Hardware Reliability. Test Cell and Pack for UN Transportation certification.
  • Collect data and generate full test reports of CTIA and UN Transportation tests for review and submission.
  • Support various Research and Development assignments as required. Test Cell and Pack, according to the procedures outlined by the customers. Generate full test report as required.
  • Maintain all test data in a secure and organized fashion.
  • Compile and report test results using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, etc.
  • Generate scripts (Python, Visual Basic) on Excel Macros for data automation.
  • Interface and communicate with other engineering teams in a technical and professional manner.
  • Work in a team environment, assist in development and improvement of test methodologies, reporting, coordination of various tasks, etc.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently completing bachelor’s degree (Engineering or Engineering Technology Required)
  • Entry level, however, battery technology experience is preferred but not required
  • Experience with test equipment (power supply, oscilloscope, power meter) preferred but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good spoken and written English
  • Flexibility and comfort working in quickly changing environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime and weekend hours as needed
  • Excellent attention to detail is required as well as excellent organizational and communications skills and advanced MS Office skills

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.


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