Element Materials Technology

Etch Technician

Job Locations US-CA-Rancho Dominguez


Element has an opportunity for an Etch Technician to join our growing team. The Etch Technician will be qualified to set up, operate and maintain equipment, to perform etch and to interpret, evaluate and document the results in accordance with procedures approved by a Level III. An Etch Technician shall also be familiar with the codes, standards, and other contractual documents utilized at Element. An Etch Technician shall be thoroughly familiar with the scope and limitations for the technique/method to which certified. In this role the Etch Technician will be responsible for providing reliable results while paying close attention to safety and project timelines.



  • Establishing daily etch rates using the weight loss method
  • Masking Parts
  • Racking Parts
  • Waste treatment
  • General knowledge of all chemical processes performed at EMT
  • Tank Maintenance / Make up
  • Ability to accurately analyze and interpret test data with the ability to report the test results in a clear and well written manner
  • Maintain related test equipment and tools in good working condition
  • Complete assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

  • Frequency of required physical force: Occasional
  • Lifting requirements: lifting <50 lbs. often and > 50 lbs. sporadically with the help of a coworker or equipment
  • Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Work is performed mainly in a laboratory environment
  • Technicians will be exposed to, and may come in contact with, noise, dust, dirt, oils, and other industrial airborne particles
  • Required to complete respirator fit test

NOTE:  This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services.  U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.

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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