Element Materials Technology

Principal Engineer

Job Locations US-OH-Fairfield


Element has an opportunity for a Principal Engineer to join our rapidly expanding team.  As a member of the operations team, the Engineer position performs a variety of routine and non-routine testing assignments within the department assigned and insures timely and accurate test results under minimal direct supervision.  The engineer positions must be proficient in a number of core business and technical skills including but not limited to compliance to established safety rules, code of conduct, and company policies and procedures.



  • Is a key contributor to defining and focusing Element goals and objectives in alignment with his/her specific engineering discipline
  • Has an advanced ability to define solutions for and lead extremely complex challenges and new projects
  • Serves as a key or top level technical advisor and may be recognized as an expert in their given technical discipline within Element and/or the global TIC sector
  • Skilled communicator of idea, concepts, practices, etc. to stakeholders at all levels of the company
  • Has come to be seen as a “go-to” mentor and expert by the technical community

Skills / Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of laboratory safety
  • Possesses a depth of understanding and experiences which integrates of the main areas of his/her chosen engineering field
  • Also possesses advanced knowledge of the theories, principles and concepts of the disciplines
  • Has a proven track record and ability to lead technology the development of integrated technical solutions across the spectrum of Element capabilities globally
  • Has an understanding of both internal and external capabilities which can be utilized to support and further business opportunities across Element
  • Will have at least 15 years' relevant experience post-degree or higher academic qualifications
  • Is thoroughly knowledgeable of internal capabilities and understands external resources available globally
  • In-depth understanding of testing concepts
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry a plus

Physical Demands:

  • Frequency of required physical force: Minimum (moderate)
  • Lifting requirements: lifting <50 lbs. often and >50 lbs. on occasion
  • Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50+lbs periodically


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.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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