• Chemistry Technician

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Chemistry Technician to join our growing team. This role will be for testing, sample preparation and delivery/collection of samples and preparation of test reports. 


    • Prepare sample for testing following laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
    • Perform testing in accordance with laboratory SOP
    • Perform sample preparation for metallic specimens for testing
    • Ensure equipment used is calibrated and verify the calibration before use
    • Prepare solutions, samples and standards for gas lab and X-ray lab for analysis
    • Knowledge of current American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and National Aerospace
    • and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) testing specifications and requirements
    • Monitor consumable supplies and keep inventory of supplies at recommended levels
    • Maintain cleanliness of equipment and assigned area
    • Help with preventative maintenance of equipment and inspection of components for defects
    • Maintain necessary logbooks/ spreadsheets

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Have a diploma / degree in chemistry with at least 2 years experience in similar role
    • Have the ability to work in teams under pressure and flexible to work different working hours (night / day) shifts if required or necessary
    • Good English communication skills: reading, writing, speaking
    • Strong math skills
    • Knowledge and experience of safe operation of testing equipment and operating in an independent / chemistry / consultant laboratory

    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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