Element Materials Technology

Technical Work Planner

Job Locations UK-Yorkshire-Rotherham


Element has an opportunity for a Technical Work Planner to join our team. This role will work within our fast-paced Aerospace laboratry in Sheffield, working closely with a variety of different teams to provide support to the business by liaising with customers and the production team. This role will be on a temporary basis initially, however temp to perm is likely.




  • Contributes to the departments safety performance and awareness, promotes initiatives that drive a culture of safety first.
  • Contributes to the departments quality performance and awareness, promotes initiatives to ensure the first time right target is high on the agenda.
  • Responsible for the technical review of test orders received and planning of respective orders into the business
  • Under the direction of the Production Manager, promotes the efficient operation of the production department utilizing 5S and lean principles where applicable.
  • Monitoring customer accounts and liaising with lab managers to ensure lab delivery times are correctly adhered to, with any subsequent communication relayed to client.
  • Close co-operation with the respective administrative teams handling work orders, payment terms, quotations, invoicing and materials booking in activities.
  • To liaise effectively with other Element sites as required, managing client expectations and follow-up as required
  • Organizing and arranging the provision of third part inspection services for the site and communicating directly with the witnessing bodies on Elements & Client behalf. Sub-contracting
  • Arranging of subcontracting of test services outside site capability & capacity, duties to include, lead time requests and amendment of internal completion dates to reflect and subsequent client liaison.
  • Review of test results from respective departments and provide signatory approval of certification
  • Workflow Management
  • Assist in the continuous improvement and development of the department through innovation and BI projects.
  • Assists production manager with the development and presentation of internal KPI’s in order drive departmental and business performance.


Skills / Qualifications

  • Strong Mechanical Testing and Metallurgy technical knowledge of overall laboratory technical capabilities and services.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory safety.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to develop technical knowledge in their chosen field in the context of Element’s business.
  • Likely to possess a Bachelors of Science degree in a science or testing related field.
  • Possesses a demonstrated ability to apply academic knowledge within the context of Element’s business.
  • In-depth understanding of testing concepts.
  • Possess strong computer skills.
  • Possess strong communication skills (both written & oral)

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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