Element Materials Technology

EMC Test Technician

Job Locations US-MN-Brooklyn Park


Element has an opportunity for a EMC Test Technician to join our rapidly expanding team. As a member of the operations team, the primary function of the EMC Test Technician is conducting evaluations (setup, measure, and document results) on a wide variety of products while interfacing with a wide array of engineers and regulatory agencies.



  • Responsible for conducting a variety of tests which encompass setting up and testing, as directed in written and verbal instructions, in accordance with applicable standards, and documenting the testing process and outcome
  • Understands customer orders and how to properly follow laboratory technical procedures and test specifications
  • Ensures that tests are performed exactly according to published specifications unless informed otherwise by supervisor or technical department manager
  • Assembles appropriate tools and test equipment, and follows written specifications necessary for the proper performance of the test
  • Sets up and performs emissions, immunity, and susceptibility tests as directed in accordance with applicable industry and company standards
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of test standards, product test procedures, and instrumentation
  • Accurately observes and records test progression and results
  • Organizes and documents data for each assigned project
  • Interacts with customers during the testing process, periodically assist with troubleshooting and development modifications
  • Identifies instrumentation in need of calibration and ensures it is not used until properly calibrated
  • Ensures 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 client confidentiality at all times

Skills / Qualifications

  • Associates degree in electronics or plus one to two years of electronics testing experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Physics degree is a plus
  • Knowledge of basic principles of electrical and electronic theory
  • Working knowledge of RF test equipment and familiarity with a wide variety of test equipment (spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.) is desired
  • Solid working knowledge of personal computers encompassing hardware and software applications (e.g. proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to work flexible work hours to accommodate customer and lab testing requirements, including some weekends as needed
  • Ability to 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.
  • Good interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect
  • Experience in interpreting testing procedures and requirements
  • Ability to interface with peers and clients
  • Strong attention to detail; accountability
  • Frequency of required physical force: Minimum
  • Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Possesses the ability to work alone the majority of the work day; only requiring assistance for clarification or confirmation of test procedures 
  • Understands what must be completed each work day and takes the initiative to complete those tasks properly and timely
  • Ability to take testing projects from initial set up to completion and ready for report writing
  • Ability to read and understand customer specifications and perform the testing required
  • May schedule customer visits for test review and customer resolution(s)
  • Employee will develop a proven ability to set up and perform a variety of tests according to customer specifications under minimal supervision and technical input of a Senior/Principal Test Technician

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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