Element Materials Technology

Senior Metallurgist

Job Locations UK-Yorkshire-Rotherham


Element has an opportunity for a Senior Metallurgist to join our team in Sheffield. This fantastic new role will lead a small team of two direct reports and will perform metallurgical failure analysis on failed metallic components in order to produce failure investigation reports with technical findings.



  • 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
  • Carry out the mechanical tests for material properties evaluation and weld procedure specification qualification as per various international standards (ASME, API, AWS and BS)

          Tests include:

    • tensile test
    • Impact test
    • Nick-Break test
    • Bend Test
    • Macro examination
    • CTOD and others
  • 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
  • Willingness to assist in other activities that may be requested by the department manager to assist in the execution Element Technology annual targets and budget

Skills / Qualifications

  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Educated in a relevant, materials-related discipline, e.g. Materials Science
  • Excellent technical report writing skills
  • Strong 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


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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