Element has an opportunity for a Machinist to join our rapidly expanding team. As a member of the operations team, the Machining position performs a variety of routine and non-routine machining assignments within the department assigned and insures timely and accurate test results under direct supervision. The technician positions must be proficient in a number of core business skills including but not limited to compliance to established safety rules, code of conduct, and company policies and procedures.
Uses cutting equipment to prepare specimens for testing as dictated in customer specifications
Designs, sets-up and performs a variety of machining tasks according to customer specifications and requirements
Requires little supervision and technical input of a Department Manager, Principal Machinist, Project Coordinator or Engineer
Possesses the ability to mentor and train machinists who have less experience through effective communication of machining process and technical data
Ability to transfer technical knowledge of machining procedures/requirements and successfully satisfy and meet customer expectations
Maintains equipment and schedules preventative maintenance
Gathers and records dimensions in accordance with quality assurance requirements
Skills / Qualifications
Working knowledge of laboratory safety
HS diploma or GED certificate preferred; College or vocational school coursework welcomed
Must have earned Associate degree in related testing or science field and/or possess 3-6 years of experience in a machining shop environment
In-depth understanding of specimen preparation
May have earned Associate degree mechanical related field
Depth of understanding related to machining concepts, measuring instruments and dimensional concepts
Working knowledge of machine shop safety protocol
Strong computer skills
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry a plus
Frequency of required physical force: Moderate
Lifting requirements: lifting 50 lbs. on occasion
Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time
Ability to lift 50+lbs periodically
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.