• Senior Engineer

    Job Locations US-IL-Glendale Heights
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Senior Engineer whose primary responsibility is to manage client projects as well as perform hands on metallurgical evaluations and examinations.


    • Ensure work compliance to ISO 17025 requirements
    • Perform metallurgical failure analysis on failed metallic (ferrous and non-ferrous) components, generating failure investigation reports with technical findings
    • Review and interpret the mechanical tests for material properties evaluation and weld procedure specification qualification as per various international standards (ASME, API, AWS and BS)

    The tests include

      • Mechanical 
      • Chemical analysis
      • SEM/EDSE Evaluations
      • Microstructural characteristics
      • Materials properties evaluation
    • Carry out the corrosion tests as per NACE standards and other project specification to determine the susceptibility of material to corrosion in various service conditions
    • Perform metallographic examinations on various materials to be determine grain size, cleanliness, volume percentage of phases and general microstructure evaluation
    • Coordinate with the clients & third party witness as to the testing details
    • Manage technicians to carry out work as per the planning schedule
    • Be willing to assist in other activities from time to time that may be requested by the department manager to assist in the execution Element Technology annual targets and budget

    Skills / Qualifications


    • Bachelor degree in Metallurgy or related discipline
    • Minumum 3-5 years of experience working in a laboratory in the field of metallurgy testing (failure analysis a plus)
    • Excellent technical report writing skills
    • Good maths skills
    • Knowledge and experience of safe operation of metallurgical testing equipment and operating in lab and / or industrial environment
    • Excellent organisational and team leading skills
    • Exceptional communication skills


    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.

    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.


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