Element Materials Technology

Quality Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Rancho Dominguez


Element has an opportunity for a Quality Engineer to join our growing team. This role will maintain the Quality Management System (QMS) and lead root cause corrective action teams. Work is to be performed and reviewed in accordance with established Quality Assurance (QA) procedures.



  • Develop, establish, and maintain QMS documents (policies, procedures, and forms)
  • Lead Root Cause / Corrective Action teams comprised of technicians, supervisors and managers
  • Provide training to employees on quality related topics
  • Perform process audits
  • Maintain quality system intranet site
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned by the Quality Assurance Manager
  • Work independently and effectively with little supervision
  • Able to prioritize work and keep key stakeholders informed of progress
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and root cause analysis
  • Respond to customer surveys
  • Review technical documents e.g. test standards, specifications, drawings, etc. and facilitate implementation
  • Liaise with customers by identifying, communicating, and resolving quality issues
  • Liaise with suppliers and procure materials and services for department
  • Support the Cause and Corrective Action and Audit Processes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Availability, flexibility, and maturity to represent the company at a broad range of events / projects in the community, with customers and within the company
  • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs
  • Good interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect

Skills / Qualifications

  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry a plus
  • Have the ability to work on well-defined issues, standard and/or routine tests, without significant guidance or supervision
  • Takes Initiative and, in most cases, does not need to wait for further instruction
  • Able to decide on and implement appropriate testing methods and protocols
  • Leads and assigns the work of others when needed
  • Analytical/technical knowledge provides a marked impact on overall laboratory technical capabilities and services
  • Adapt at managing job priority and work time in accordance with targets/goals set by supervisor
  • Under the close guidance of advanced Engineers in the laboratory, works on well delineated technical issues including standard and routine analysis
  • Defined work experience has impact on the day to day technical decisions made on timely delivery of laboratory testing services and customer support
  • Recognized by colleagues within the lab as possessing strong technical knowledge
  • Has a clearly demonstrated ability to apply an array of testing techniques in a rational and practical style to help examine issues and build solutions


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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