Element Materials Technology

NDT Blue Etch Technician

Job Locations US-SC-Piedmont


Element has an opportunity for an entry level Blue Etch Technician who will be trained/qualified to set up, operate and maintain equipment, to perform etch and to interpret, evaluate and document the results in accordance with procedures approved by a Level III.


An Etch Technician shall also be familiar with the codes, standards, and other contractual documents utilized at Element. An Etch Technician shall be thoroughly familiar with the scope and limitations for the technique/method to which certified. In this role the Etch Technician will be responsible for providing reliable results while paying close attention to safety and project timelines.



  • Establishing daily etch rates using the weight loss method
  • Masking Parts
  • Racking Parts
  • General knowledge of all chemical processes performed at EMT
    Tank Maintenance / Make up
  • Ability to accurately analyze and interpret test data with the ability to report the test results in a clear and well written manner
  • Maintain related test equipment and tools in good working condition
  • Complete assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

  • To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  
  • Vision Requirements - Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception, normal color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Impairments of vision are acceptable if corrected to acceptable levels with appropriate devices (glasses)
  • High school graduate
  • Etching metal plating experience a plus
  • Technician must successfully pass certification exam within the first (6) months in his/her position, as required by NADCAP checklist
  • Familiar with industry codes and standards a plus, but willing to train
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, customer testing specifications, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to calculate figures and percentages

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, data and details furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

  • Frequency of required physical force: Occasional (moderate).
  • Lifting requirements: lifting <50 lbs. often and > 50 lbs. sporadically with the help of a coworker or equipment
  • Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Work is performed mainly in a non-climate controlled processing environment.
  • Technicians will be exposed to, but may come in contact with, noise, dust, dirt, oils, and other industrial airborne particles
  • Possess great organizational skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities 


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 Office of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.


This job description reflects an assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Other duties and tasks may be assigned to this job at the Company’s discretion.



Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business 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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