Element Materials Technology

Quality Manager / Safety Leader

Job Locations US-PA-Newtown


Element has an opportunity for an experienced quality professional to join its team as a Quality Manager / Safety Leader overseeing a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Destructive Testing laboratory. Reporting to the General Manager, you are an essential member of the management team and will assist the General Manager in driving the overall quality performance. This includes management of the Element Quality Management System (QMS), prime approvals, improving First Time Right (FTR), maintaining and developing relationships with aerospace primes and customers and improving processes. The successful candidate will have a sound working knowledge of quality management systems such as AS9100, AC7004, ISO17025 and quality requirements applicable to the Nadcap technical disciplines. Experience in relation to the aerospace prime contractor and the Nadcap accreditation process would be desirable.  


The Safety Leader role is a key role to ensure the organization operates efficiently through planning and implementing the company safety program within the facility. The position will focus time on multiple responsibilities between the Quality Manager function along with the SHE support function and will report directly to the location General Manager.



  • Maintenance of and driving scope extensions for all accreditations and certification bodies (e.g. Nadcap AQS AC7004, Nadcap AC7114, AC7108), prime customer approvals and all other regulatory requirements 
  • Implement and maintain QMS excellence, ensuring robust controls are in place to govern all processes and testing performed in accordance with requirements
  • Develop and effectively maintain site QMS policies, procedures, work instructions, forms, etc. including daily QMS management and provide coaching and mentorship to colleagues to ensure effective implementation across the site
  • Prioritise multiple activities to meet the needs of the business, colleagues and our customers
  • Embed and drive a culture of quality assurance and quality improvement in all parts of the laboratory and site operations
  • Ensure the continued fulfillment of customer expectations through effective implementation of the QMS, e.g. through robust contract review, quality performance reporting and through proactive communication with customers and approval bodies
  • Ensure that all accreditations and approvals are maintained and extended, as agreed with operational management and the Division
  • Quality Manager, to service our customer base and retain our competitive position as a leader in materials testing
  • Manage and support accreditation/certification bodies and Nadcap assessments, visits from Primes and customers as required
  • Lead 24/7/365 site audit readiness for all Primes, customers, accreditation/certification bodies and Nadcap with
  • detailed pre-audit reports as required by internal QMS, Nadcap, other assessment bodies, Primes and customers

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) preferably in a scientific or engineering discipline, with ideally 5 years’ experience in NDT, materials testing or a related environment (e.g. manufacturing, quality systems experience)
    Experience working within an AS9100, AC7004 and/or ISO/IEC 17025 environment is a prerequisite
  • Nadcap experience is preferred
  • Auditing experience is a prerequisite (internal, regulatory, and customer)
  • Proficiency in English is a prerequisite
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing skills is a prerequisite
  • Proficiency in computer skills using Windows applications e.g. Word, Excel (data analysis, Pareto, charts, etc.), PowerPoint
  • Ability to develop systems, write procedures, work instructions, forms and implement
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with the ability prioritize multiple activities
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage teams to achieve timelines / goals

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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