Element Materials Technology

Trainee Radiographic Technician

Job Locations UK-W.Mids-Dudley


Element has an opportunity for a Trainee Radiographic Technician to work night shifts at our facility in Dudley. You will be responsible for assisting radiographic testing on components and parts used in Aerospace and the defence sector. Any background in engineering will be considered for this role as full training will be provided. Come and Join Element in 2023 and Make Tomorrow Safer Than Today! 



  • Assist radiography (X-ray & Gamma) tests in accordance with written company procedures. A high proportion of manual handling of components is required within an industrial setting
  • Help prepare components for test, setup, and adjust test equipment
  • Assist in the maintenance of related test equipment and tools in good working condition
  • Completion of assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Possess great organisational skills
  • Have a great teamwork philosophy
  • Ability to remain calm when faced with pressure 

Skills / Qualifications

  • Ideally educated to a good level in maths, science or mechanical engineering 
  • Takes the initiative
  • Able to decide on and implement appropriate testing methods and protocols
  • Leads and assigns the work of others when needed
  • Adapt at managing job priority and work time in accordance with targets / goals set by supervisor
  • Under the close guidance of advanced Engineers, works on well delineated technical issues
  • Has a clearly demonstrated ability to apply an array of testing techniques in a rational and practical style to help examine issues and build solutions
  • We are keen to hear from candidates from a mechanical, engineering, scientific background who would love a unique career working for a Testing, Inspection and Certification company
  • Night Shift - working Sunday to Thursdays


Benefits of working at Element


33 days annual holiday, consisting of 25 days annual holiday and 8 days public / x4 Life Assurance  / Legal & General Pension scheme with total contributions up to 12% / Flexible Working / Cycle Scheme / Free Onsite Refreshments / Recommend a Friend Bonus / Perks At Work Discount Scheme 


To apply please email derek.grist@element.com

Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 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: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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