Element Materials Technology

Test Technician

Job Locations US-WA-Bothell


Element has an opportunity for a Test Technician to work closely with customers to design and implement the tests conducted on customer products and to perform and document tests as outlined in customer defined specifications and Element SOP and QA guidelines.



  • Designs and conducts environmental simulation tests such as Vibration, Temperature/Humidity, Thermal Shock, Salt Spray, Blowing Sand and Dust, Blowing Rain, Solar Radiation, Shock, Vibration, HALT, IP and NEMA Spray, Drop, Compression, Cargo Bounce, Accelerated Weathering, Acceleration, Altitude, High Vacuum, Overpressure/Decompression, and Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Utilizes sensors, module based software, and control theory to develop complete data acquisition and control systems
  • Documents test setup, progression, and results. Organizes and documents data for each assigned project in the project’s test log
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of test standards, product test procedures, and instrumentation
  • Interacts with customers during the testing process, periodically assists with troubleshooting and development and schedule modifications
  • Researches and orders equipment based on immediate needs while maintaining facility standards
  • Leads troubleshooting efforts required during commissioning phase of test program
  • Performs preventive maintenance on test and support equipment
  • Performs responsibilities in compliance with all Company policies including but not limited to Terms and Conditions, Trade Compliance, treatment of others, moral code of conduct, and Employee Handbook
  • Performs responsibilities in adherence to all local, state, and federal laws pertaining to safety, environment, and corporate governance
  • Applies the principals of 5S (Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain) in the performance of daily work responsibilities to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe work area
  • Abides by and ensures that all duties are performed in accordance with all Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE), Trade Compliance, and Quality practices, policies, and regulations
  • Maintains customer confidentiality at all times

Skills / Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Strong mechanical aptitude is necessary for the performance of position responsibilities
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to maintain professional candor at all times and remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect
  • Ability to interface with customers to determine their needs and provide a satisfactory outcome
  • Experience working with Quality Management Systems (i.e. ISO 17025 and ITAR Regulations) and Trade Compliance Regulations (i.e. ITAR or EAR)
  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong professional relationships built on trust
  • Ability to interpret and adhere to the requirements of customer specifications
  • Independent thought and problem solving abilities including mechanical creativity and resourcefulness
  • Ambition to be productive individually and as part of a team
  • Exhibit professional sense of organization, cleanliness, and presentation
  • Must have valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record under Element’s policy, or ability to obtain prior to beginning employment

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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