Element Materials Technology


Job Locations US-CA-Concord


Element has an opportunity for a Chemist I. The main duties of Chemist I are to ensure timeliness of testing, meeting client requirements and providing a safe work environment for employees.  The Chemist must provide services that are compliant to the MQA Quality Manual, client requirements and regulatory requirements as applicable such as; ISO 17025:2005, USP, EU, GLP, GMP, FDA and ICH guidelines.



  • Support the Chemistry and Biochemistry services at MQA. Responsible for all laboratory functions for these services, personnel training, performance and method development  
  • Ensure timeliness of testing, ensure meeting client requirements, safety and GMP compliance when applicable
  • Develops or oversee development of new assays based on scientific literature or compendia protocols
  • Ensure efficiency and financial success of the company by maximizing efficiencies, keeping cost down and having a “what-ever it takes” attitude

Skills / Qualifications

  • BS or higher in Science with a concentration in chemistry
  • At least 2 years’ experience, preferably in a GMP laboratory
  • Extensive hands-on knowledge of chemistry assays and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills


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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