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Element Materials Technology Department Manager in Bothell, Washington

Overview

Element has an opportunity for a Department Manager to join our growing team. t 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 (facility revenue of less than $3M) to insure timely and accurate test results are delivered. All Operational Leadership 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.

Responsibilities

  • Provide overall management for the Element employees at a client-based testing laboratory

  • Ensure a safe environment for employees and client activities

  • Work directly with client management team to develop a weekly schedule

  • Manage the schedule and work throughput per client expectations and monitor KPI’s accordingly

  • Manage the local training of technicians

  • Answer technical questions from staff and client via emails, teleconferences, or on-site meetings

  • Review test plans with staff to insure testing is performed in accordance with the test plan

  • Review test reports

  • Ensure test facility is calibrated to the standards required and that all test equipment and staff and are fit for purpose including calibration of test facility and equipment, training of staff

  • Become fully conversant with test software to enable updating of calibration information, updating procedures etc.

  • Thorough understanding of EMC testing and ability to help perform testing in exceptional circumstances

  • Provide leadership for continuous improvement activities at the lab

  • Work with client management team to provide support for calibration activities

  • Work with Quality team to implement and maintain necessary accreditations as needed

  • Support the creation and implementation of processes that will help deliver better, faster, or more accurate services to the client

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four year college or university and / or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership role with a diploma or GED certificate preferred

  • 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

  • Ability to communicate (written and oral) effectively with clients and colleagues with great attention to detail and timing of results

  • Proven ability to multi task and work under strict time lines

  • Organizational, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to effectively establish and maintain two-way communications to understand the needs and concerns

  • Understanding of continuous improvement disciplines such as Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, etc. preferred

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 (facility revenue of less than $3M) to insure timely and accurate test results are delivered. All Operational Leadership 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.

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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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Job Locations US-WA-Bothell

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