Element Materials Technology

Failure Analyst and Metallurgical Engineer

Job Locations US-MI-Wixom


Element has an opportunity for a Failure Analyst and Metallurigical Engineer. This position will be primarily responsible for the failure analysis inspections, operations, reporting and consultation services. This position reports to the Engineering Department Manager. 



  • Prepare written quotations, proposals, schedule tests, analyze test results, prepare reports and submit invoices
  • Responsible for project management including schedules and costs, and providing technical work directions and instructions to technicians, interns, and collaborating engineers, etc., assigned to the project
  • Develop and maintain a client and project portfolio through which he/she is able to achieve billing and invoicing targets and goals of an engineer. Targets are set by the Engineering Department Manager
  • Be a technical resource for the Engineering Manager and the entire company staff with respect to project review, quote review, capital expenditures, interviewing and selecting new engineering staff members
  • Work with Sales Staff to identify and develop new sales opportunities. Accompany Sales Staff on client visits if required.
  • Ensure work is performed in accordance with company procedures and regulatory agencies’ regulations
  • Responsible for adhering to safety procedures and appropriate regulatory and company standards
  • Help resolve customer complaints, which may be quality, pricing, or delivery related, while balancing the interests of both the customer and Element

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in a science field, an advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Metallurgical or Materials Engineering is preferred
  • Background in metallurgy, SEM/EDS and failure analysis experience and/or coursework are required (Selected applicants will be required to submit a writing sample and college transcripts after the beginning of the application process)
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs (presentations, training and development, leadership)
  • Experience in conducting and reporting of root cause failure analysis
  • Strong interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect
  • Flexibility and adaptability to different workloads and roles within the company
  • The candidate should have motivation and experience in convincing customer to purchase quoted work.
  • Experience working in an ISO 17025 laboratory environment preferred



Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

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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