Element Materials Technology

Metallurgical Technician

Job Locations CN-Shanghai


Element has an opportunity for Metallurgical Technician role in Qingpu District, Shanghai.



  • Preparing samples for metallurgical and corrosion testing
  • Interpreting microstructures for steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and nickel based super alloys
  • Operation of optical microscope, micro-hardness tester and digital imaging
  • Work with department manage to help writing and reviewing internal metallographic and corrosion test procedures
  • Conducting corrosion tests, prepare salt or acidic solutions for the corrosion tests
  • Maintaining equipment operation manuals and calibration records
  • Conducting metallographic equipment maintenance
  • Keep track of metallographic lab supplies, chemicals and standard test blocks for micro-hardness testers
  • Following stringent quality procedures such as Nadcap
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with customers
  • Possibly being involved with initial test equipment installation

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy or Materials Science and Engineering
  • Minimum three (3) years laboratory experience in the key responsibilities above

  • Corrosion related testing experience is preferred

  • Strong knowledge of specifications such as ASTM and ASM

  • Good report writing skill both in Chinese and English

  • Good command of English verbal and reading

  • Intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office)

  • Familiarity with performing and leading lean and 5S activities


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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