Element Materials Technology

Test Engineer/Technician, OTA

Job Locations US-MD-Columbia


PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, part of the Element Group, has an opportunity for an Over the Air Test Engineer in our Columbia, MD location, to provide engineering, testing, evaluation, and analysis of RF wireless devices for compliance with industry and carrier OTA, LBS, and standards. We are seeking individuals with strong technical skills.



  • OTA testing for wireless devices to CTIA/3GPP/3GPP2 and carrier standards with minimal supervision and under direction of department managers
  • Assumes responsibilities for laboratory testing and project/status tracking to the above required testing on tight schedules while providing peer support to complete projects within deadlines and drive resolutions
  • Coordinate and manage multiple projects in parallel with tight deadlines and maintain defined deadlines
  • Provide clear and accurate project status updates to department peers and managers
  • Generate and review laboratory test reports as well as related documentation
  • Contribute to new test plans and new developing technologies and scope expansions
  • Keep abreast of any changes to test plans and schedules that impact our testing requirements
  • (current and future), while contributing to overall team project testing evolution
  • Contribute your unique skill sets to the team

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently completing bachelor’s degree (Engineering, Computer Science, etc.)
  • *Plus - Experience testing or developing testing methods in the areas of OTA, RF, Wi-Fi, and LBS/E911
  • *Plus - Working knowledge of Test Equipment (OTA Test Equipment, R&S CWM500, Spirent E2010, LBS and WiFi testers, QXDM and PST tools)
  • Ability to quickly comprehend training received for RF technology, certification testing, and RF/OTA testing methods. Ability to work independently under minimal supervision.
  • 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
  • Ability to occasionally travel temporarily between laboratory (San Jose, CA and Columbia, MD) locations as needed


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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