Element Materials Technology

Laboratory Manager

Job Locations KR-41-Yongin-si


PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, proud to be part of Element, has an opportunity for Laboratory Manager for our Korea operations. In this role you will be a member of the operational leadership team reporting to the Operations Manager or General Manager and perform a variety of leadership responsibilities within the department (facility revenue of less than $3M) to ensure the laboratory is delivering quality and timely service for our clients.  All Operational Leadership positions must be proficient in a number of core business skills including but not limited to compliance to established safety rules, code of conduct, and company policies and procedures. This position will be based in Suwon, South Korea and requires permanent residence in South Korea.



  • Responsible for the facility’s safety performance and awareness; spearheads and manages initiatives that drive a culture of safety first
  • Under the direction of the Operations Manager and / or General Manager, helps lead the efficient operation and growth of all departments
  • Oversee daily operations and provide leadership direction for each department
  • Meet and coordinate with clients to understand their goals and strive to make Element Korea meet customer demands
  • Oversee all personnel and departments ensuring sufficient staff and facilities are in place to meet customer’s needs
  • Work with Element Management on growth, customer relations, marketing, and budgeting for continued growth
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Element capabilities, processes and expertise to be able to clearly explain the benefits of Element testing services
  • Represents Element with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism at all times
  • Responsible for promoting and ensuring the Element quality assurance and safety program initiatives are executed upon
  • Responsible and accountable to assigned staff decisions to include hiring, performance management, performance review decisions and execution, and approval of overtime and timecards
  • Work with assigned staff to ensure work schedules are maintained and balanced for meeting workload and customer’s requests
  • Maintain an environment of respect and dignity within the department covering employee interactions and problem solving while ensuring work rules are known and followed
  • Manages a team with fairness and consistency and takes interest in the development of direct reports
  • Review testing services and promote additional capacity and process improvement
  • Translate technical requirements of the client into providing pricing, timing and technical knowledge for quoting and commercial efforts


Skills / Qualifications

  • Graduate in Electrical Engineering from a four-year college or university and a Master’s degree in
  • Electrical Engineering, Business Management, or similar required
  • Experience operating/managing or setting up a laboratory preferred
  • Prior working experience and knowledge of RRA Accreditation is preferable
  • Ability to communicate (written and oral) effectively with clients and colleagues with great attention to detail and timing of results
  • Ability to unify and motivate employees
  • Proven ability to multitask and work under strict dead lines
  • Organizational, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to effectively establish and maintain two-way communications to understand the needs and concerns
  • Understanding of continuous improvement disciplines such as Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean
  • Manufacturing, 5S, etc. preferred


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.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed