Element Materials Technology

Lab Intern

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Fe Springs


Element has an opportunity for an Intern-Lab Technician to join our paid internship program. This is a temporary 6-month internship with the potential of going permanent. In this role, the intern will learn to safely perform preparations of various pharmaceutical products for analysis by ICP-MS  (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) and ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical
emission). Interns will also learn proper documentation of all processes, while strictly following established SOPs (Standard Operation Procedures), client methods, or pharmacopeia methods.  Intern work is to be performed in accordance with established QA (Quality Assurance) procedures and in full compliance with cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice).



Interns will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with an experienced chemist to gain exposure and focus on the following areas:

  • Assist chemists with projects and experiments
  • Preparing pharmaceutical products and other materials for analysis by ICP-MS and ICP-OES
  • Preparing reagents and solutions, calibrating pipettes, and other related activities in support of experiments
  • Ensure documents, reports, methods, and any other relevant information related to particular projects and experiments are organized, followed, and documented in a timely manner
  • Ensure general laboratory cleanliness and organization
  • Monitoring laboratory inventory and inform appropriate personnel
  • Run departmental errands as directed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivated team players with strong work ethic
  • Some college courses in a science related field
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, customer testing specifications, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to perform fundamental algebraic calculations


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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