Element Materials Technology

Department Manager

Job Locations UK-Warwickshire-Warwick
ID
2021-7353

Overview

Element has an opportunity for a Department Manager. 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 to ensure timely and accurate test results are delivered.

 

Our Warwick facility is the largest Environmental Testing in the UK (vibration, climatic, shock, sand and dust etc), making us the ideal choice of testing partner for the aerospace, military, transportation, energy and industrial manufacturers who need to ensure their product is compliant with either industry-specific standards of in-service condition.

 

Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Operations Manager and / or General Manager, helps lead the efficient operation and growth of the assigned department
  • Plan, assign and schedule work for designated teams
  • Assists in the engineering and coordination of projects from start to finish
  • Responsible for the department's safety performance and awareness; spearheads and manages initiatives that drive a culture of safety first
  • Works to assure quality, timeliness, consistency and accuracy of test reports
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Element capabilities, processes and expertise to be able to clearly explain the benefits of Element testing services
  • Responsible and accountable to assigned staff decisions to include hiring, performance management, performance review decisions and execution, and approval of overtime and time cards
  • Provide general administrative functions as required (invoicing, job list upkeep, supply report data for creation)
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four year college or university and / or significant experience in a leadership role
  • Working knowledge of laboratory safety with extensive knowledge of the current suite of testing capabilities
  • Ability to read and interpret test specifications, drawings, test plans and/or blueprints
  • Strong computer skills with basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry a plus
  • Ability to lift <50 lbs. often and > 50 lbs. on occasion and stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Technical leadership is vital to the production and operation of assigned tests with advanced working knowledge to operate various testing equipment
  • Understanding of continuous improvement disciplines such as Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, etc. preferred

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Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.

 

When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.

 

While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.

 

Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

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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