Element Materials Technology

Technical Manager

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2020-6016

Overview

Element has an opportunity for a Technical Manager to join our growing team. The Technical Manager is a key role in the Connected Technology sector, providing technical leadership to the test labs as well as support to the certification team on EMC and Wireless related matters.

 

The role involves keeping abreast of changes to the regulatory requirements affecting the business and identification of new areas. This knowledge shall be disseminated across the sector and training/guidance provided/organised as appropriate to ensure that lab based staff and customer facing personnel are kept up to date with emerging technology and test requirements.

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure attendance, participation at and leading of relevant industry bodies and that Element has a technical presence on relevant standard development committees and regulatory related forums based out of North America
  • Act as a subject matter expert on EMC and Wireless related topics
  • Assist the Connected Technology Technical Directors managing an internal network of associated Connected Technology experts within Element
  • Provide technical direction and expertise to operations by promoting Connected Technology strategies and service offering, ensuring effective technical support and investment
  • Support day to day certification efforts through technical report reviews when needed
  • Support driving excellence in operational delivery to new and existing clients to maximise operational excellence
  • Pioneer the use of good-practice technical services management across the sector to ensure achievement against all contractual business  
  • Support the management and delivery of strategic projects and initiatives that form a core part of EMC labs organic growth
  • Working in conjunction with the commercial team, ensure execution of key opportunities within existing and new clients, support the delivery of a pipeline of new opportunities and provide appropriate technical support for key tenders to ensure they are successful
  • Support marketing efforts to ensure that Element capabilities are appropriately represented across multiple marketing channels including the preparation of white papers, blog posts and industry presentations
  • Engage with key clients on a routine basis and lead by example in providing excellence in contract / relationship management

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an ABET accredited or equivalent institution in a relevant technical discipline, e.g. Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, RF Engineering
  • Proven skills and experience in wireless RF technology, antenna performance, within the wireless or RF product certification industry
  • Significant experience in a wireless, development, technical role for a technical services company
  • Ability to be an integral member of our TCB team
  • Primary travel will be between laboratories, approximately 20%. There will be opportunities for technical conferences that you may require travel
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as customer quotes/contracts, marketing materials, and customer testing specifications
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, employees of organization and industry groups/forums
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions and proportions Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to solve practical customer problems. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, data and details furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • A valid drivers license, with an acceptable driving record under Element’s policy, is required for driving on company business
  • Frequency of required physical force
  • Ability to sit at a desk for the majority of the working day
  • Work is performed mainly in a home office setting
  • The employee may be required to go within the lab/office environment periodically
  • Travel is considered an essential part of the role, both long and short haul

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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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