Element Materials Technology

Building Products Testing Technician

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul


Element has an opportunity for Building Products Testing TechnicianThe primary function of the Building Products Testing Technician is to perform concrete placement to support concrete anchor testing under the direction of the Laboratory Supervisor.


• Assemble and maintain standardized concrete form work for testing concrete anchors
• Construct custom sized form work as needed
• Organize forms and equipment to prepare for and clean up after concrete pours
• Use power tools and hand tools associated with building and fixing wood or aluminum form work as well as general    laboratory maintenance
• Understand the applicable test standards associated with concrete anchors

• Input raw data into Excel or other data analysis software.
• Maintain established productions rates for setting up for concrete casting and anchor testing
• Work independently when given instructions
• Assist with equipment & materials inventory
• Maintain test equipment, tools and machinery, and promptly report any malfunctions
• Maintain a clean, orderly and safe working environment

Skills / Qualifications

  • To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Associates Degree in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience preferred
  • Ability to read and understand documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, customer testing specifications, and procedure manuals
  • Must have valid Driver’s License
  • 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
  • 1-2 years relatable experience preferred
  • Forklift experience preferred
  • Carpentry skills preferred
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle within Element company policies. A valid driver's license is requires
  • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with basic hand/power tools
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs

To apply please email jane.stanger@element.com


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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