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Materials Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/02/2012
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The Role:
Job Title
Materials Specialist
Job Description
Seeking candidates for a Materials Specialist position
The Materials Specialist provides material selection and corrosion control support for upstream oil and gas production.

Primary Job Functions:
Support new and existing upstream oil and gas projects with assistance in the specification, selection, qualification, testing, and failure analysis of tubular, processing, and structural materials
Work with materials suppliers to qualify materials
Work with engineering and construction contractors to specify and select materials for large scale offshore and onshore construction projects
Work with project teams and contractors to define the scope of work for corrosion control and monitoring systems for onshore, offshore, and subsea structures
Develop technical recommendations and reports
Revise internal specifications for construction, purchasing, and fabrication of materials to implement lessons learned and current industry standards

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Job Requirements:
B.S. in metallurgical engineering, material science or related field
Project engineering experience on large upstream oil and gas construction projects
Direct experience with materials specifications for demanding environments including corrosive and sour service
Familiarity with metallurgical processing, material fabrication, welding, mechanical and corrosion testing, quality control as well as failure analysis of carbon steel and corrosion resistant alloys
Conversant in industry standards, specifications, codes, and documentation for welding, testing, inspection, and specification of materials including API, ASME, ASTM, DNV, and ISO
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally to supplier and field locations
Self-motivated and focused on achieving business results
Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Practical experience with standard test methods for mechanical testing and fracture mechanics
Familiarity with downhole tubulars and casing materials, liners, completion equipment, onshore and subsea wellheads and trim
Familiarity with polymeric materials, including elastomeric seals, fiberglass composites, and thermoplastics
M.S. or Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering, material science or related field
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