Planning Engineer

Exova Huntington Beach , CA 92648

Posted 2 months ago


Element has an opportunity for a Planning Engineer is to review and evaluate customer purchase orders against required specifications. Work is to be performed in accordance with established QA procedures in conducting contract review, specification requirements, and communicating requirements to required personnel.


  • Read, review, and interpret testing specifications based on customer purchase orders requirements

  • Accurately determine testing required based on purchase orders, drawings, dimensional sketches, and other customer provided information

  • Determine if customer's requirements and testing specifications are aligned or a discrepancy exists

  • Immediately notify appropriate personnel of discrepancies to determine how to proceed with the testing, minimizing lost time

  • Effectively communicate via written and verbal instructions to downstream employees performing required work

  • Measure and record sample dimensions

  • Document and record pertinent information in the MRP system

Skills / Qualifications

  • Experience in interpreting testing procedures and requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel)

  • Must be able to use measuring devices such as calipers, micrometers and tape measures

  • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities

  • Well developed oral and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs

  • Good interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect

  • Ability to interface with clients, win new work and determine their requirements; helps develops proposals including cost estimates, work plan and terms and conditions

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, data and details furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State's Office of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business 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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