Element Materials Technology

Senior Engineer

Job Locations US-MI-Troy


Element has an opportunity for a Senior Engineer to join our rapidly expanding team.  As a member of the operations team, the Senior Engineer position performs a variety of routine and non-routine testing assignments within the department assigned and insures timely and accurate test results under minimal direct supervision.  The engineer positions must be proficient in a number of core business and technical skills including but not limited to compliance to established safety rules, code of conduct, and company policies and procedures.



  • Provides technical and engineering leadership, and supports the development of new technologies within a local laboratory and potentially across the Element enterprise
  • Provides counsel to coworkers and customers requiring critical analysis of data
  • Is able to exchange technical information and knowledge with peers, senior colleagues and specialists across the element enterprise
  • Actively seeks ways to disseminate critical testing knowledge, acumen and protocols throughout Element
  • Is accountable for accurate and timely release of testing data to customers including sign-offs of quality control data as acceptable
  • Is able to oversee and guide problem solving of complicated technical challenges
  • Provides input and support on business development opportunities with new or existing customers
  • Confident making both formal and informal presentations on conventional and/or routine testing to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Assists in the professional development of novice technicians and engineers within the local laboratory
  • Carries out crucial examination and implementation of testing concepts and data
  • Utilizes an assortment of skill, methods, procedures and materials in advanced testing analysis
  • Adept at drawing on internal knowledge as well as industry and/or academic resources in reaching testing conclusions


Skills / Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of laboratory safety
  • Familiar With Real Time Multi-Axis Simulation and Durability Testing using MTS Controllers and Software
  • Possesses a wealth of knowledge, deep awareness and critical understanding related to the scope, core theories, concepts, terminologies and boundaries of his/her chosen engineering discipline
  • Has a depth of specialty knowledge and understanding in multiple areas of an engineering discipline
  • Has also demonstrated the ability to develop technical knowledge in their chosen field in the context of Element’s business
  • Likely to possess a Bachelors of Science degree in a science or testing related field
  • Will have a minimum of 5 years’ pertinent post-degree engineering experience, or advanced academic/professional qualifications
  • Possesses a demonstrated ability to apply academic knowledge within the context of Element’s business
  • In-depth understanding of testing concepts
  • Possess strong computer skills
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry a plus

Physical Demands:

  • Frequency of required physical force: Minimum (moderate)
  • Lifting requirements: lifting <50 lbs. often and >50 lbs. on occasion
  • Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50+lbs periodically


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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