Element Materials Technology

Lead Fatigue and Fracture Engineer

Job Locations CN-Shanghai


Element has an opportunity for recruiting a Lead Fatigue and Fracture Engineer. This postion will report to the General Manager of the business unit


This position will base in Qingpu District, Shanghai, China



  • Coordinating fatigue and fracture lab testing activities
  • Conducting axial fatigue, fatigue crack growth rate, fracture toughness, and R-curve testing
  • Writing test reports in English and Chinese 
  • Writing and/or reviewing internal testing procedures
  •  Maintaining equipment operation manuals and calibration records
  • Designing test fixtures as needed
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with customers
  • Conducting fatigue and fracture equipment maintenance
  • Ordering fatigue and fracture lab supplies
  • Following stringent quality procedures such as Nadcap
  • Providing leadership in the fatigue and fracture department
  • Training technicians as needed
  • Possibly being involved with initial test equipment installation

Skills / Qualifications

  • Graduate having a degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant engineering preferred
  • Minimum 6 – 10 years laboratory experience in the key responsibility areas as mentioned above
  • Ability to understand and follow specifications such as ASTM and ASM
  • Good report writing skill both in Chinese and English 
  • Good communication skills in English (written as well as verbal)
  • Good command of computer skills (Microsoft Office) 
  • Familiarity with lean and 5S activities
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

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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