Element Materials Technology

Polymer Failure Analysis Engineer

Job Locations US-WI-New Berlin


Element has an immediate opening for a Polymer Engineer with experience in Failure Analysis.  This position is for Element’s New Berlin location in order to continue our growth and continue to deliver unparalleled polymer engineering services to our clients — from standard materials testing to complex materials analysis and failure investigations.



  • Managing and executing projects designed to assist client companies in all facets of polymer and rubber materials usage in all fields of application
  • Directing and/or performing testing as required to support the investigation of polymer related projects
  • Assisting in client support and business development as well as marketing activities
  • Primary markets include automotive, transportation, power generation, medical devices, aerospace, defense, oil & gas and consumer products
  • Project work could also involve serving as an expert witness in projects related to the insurance industry and/or litigation matters

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in a Polymer related field such as Materials Science, Chemistry with focus on polymers or polymer engineering
  • Experience in polymeric materials analysis and failure analysis is required as is a working understanding of analytical tests such as FTIR, DSC, TGA, GC/MS, TMA, DMA, etc
  • Ability to operate and function within a team, drawing on other expertise where required
  • Flexibility and adaptability to different workloads and roles within the company



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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