Element Materials Technology


Job Locations UK-Flintshire-Shotton


Element has an opportunity for a Department Supervisor. The Department Supervisor is a key member of the department's safety team and provides awareness around safety first. You will be relied upon heavily by other colleagues such as technicians, peers, Department Manager, Operations Manager, General Manager and other positions. In this role you will guide the technical staff in timely completion of daily work and may be designated as the main contact for customer on-site visits.



  • Responsible for the technical management of the test facility ensuring all test activities are carried out in accordance with the appropriate documented test procedures.
  • Managing the laboratory workload so results are reported in a timely manner in accordance with client expectations.
  • Manage maintenance and calibration programs for laboratory equipment including completion of associated records.
  • Manage/perform PTP and IRR testing.
  • Manage sub-contract activities as required and provide financial update to Operations Manager.
  • Review technical standards and update internal procedures.
  • Manage/perform validation of procedures and techniques.
  • Manage consumables budget for test facility
  •  Supervise continuous improvement initiatives within the chemistry laboratory.
  • Ensure Element Quality System is enforced in managed areas.
  • Ensure Health & Safety is enforced in managed areas.
  • attend daily SQDC meeting
  • Support the technical operation of the test facility.
  • Liaise with customers regarding technical and status queries relating to testing activities.
  • Perform testing where required.
  • Reviewing and authorising test certificates and reports to ensure that they are accurate, factually correct and comply with the relevant regulatory (i.e UKAS/Nadcap) and test standard requirements.
  • Ensure calibration and daily checks on equipment are carried out on time and correctly.
  • Prepare and participate with customer/accreditation body audits
  • Provide Technical expertise for NCR’s raised through audits, complaints and anomalous activities.
  • Take responsibility for the work of others in the test facility by:
  • Supervising the testing operations relating to the specialist capabilities of the laboratory.
  • Manage technical training and perform appraisals of staff within the test facility.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Scientific degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Extensive experience of working in a chemistry laboratory
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of instrumental chemical analysis.
  • A broad knowledge of the classification of industrial alloy systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of schedule planning and control.
  • Knowledge of relevant quality systems (e.g. UKAS/ISO 9001/17025)
  • Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety systems and environmental regulations
  • Experienced ICP-OES, ideally with a water/effluent testing background

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.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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