Element Materials Technology

  • Mechanical Technician

    Job Locations UK-Edinburgh
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Mechanical Technician to join our growing team. This is a great opportunity to develop your career within a Global TIC business.



    • Interpretation of internal and client requirements
    • Supervising allocated staff and being responsible for the day to day management of the relevant discipline
    • Operating complex mechanical testing equipment
    • Maintaining accurate and systematic records
    • Performing other duties to fulfil the demands of the laboratory
    • Performing general duties in accordance with Element's internal procedures, quality as well as Health and Safety system
    • Application of instrumentation and the setting up of complex data capture equipment
    • Report writing, data interpretation and analysis

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Mechanical Engineering education preferred
    • Knowledge of mechanical testing techniques
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Educated to a good general standard including English and Maths
    • Previous experience in an appropriate Engineering environment is a distinct advantage
    • Experience of working within a Mechanical testing environment is advantageous
    • An understanding of a recognised Quality Management Systems such as ISO 17025 is beneficial
    • Self motivated Technician with the ability to multi task, organise and work under the pressure of a busy commercial mechanical test laboratory
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • A team player attitude
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

    Company Overview

    We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


    We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


    Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


    Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


    We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

    • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
    • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
    • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
    • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

    When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

    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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