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Senior Materials & Corrosion Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/07/2011
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Job Title: Senior Materials & Corrosion Engineer
Job Location: Houston
Duration: 6 months
Residency: USA

The Company:
Our major oil and gas client is seeking a Senior Materials and Corrosion Engineer for a 6 month opportunity in Houston, Texas

The Role:
Provide support to existing facilities including (upstream and/or downstream manufacturing)
Identify needs for and direct laboratory work for materials qualifications for materials in well, flowline, and pipeline equipment.
Ability to establish equipment and integrity operating windows based on materials compatibility and life cycle costs
Material specification and prequalification
Turnaround inspection and repair recommendations and overall Quality Assurance
Lead metallurgical failure investigations; identifying failure modes and directing laboratory testing and examinations, skillful in use of failure investigation tool as a metallography. SEM, mechanical testing, etc.
Provide troubleshooting and technical support for corrosion and materials issues in operating plant equipment in refineries, petrochemical facilities, pipelines, and upstream surface facilities.
Process equipment operating data analysis and interpretations, as it relates to the control of integrity operating windows. Emphasis is on corrosion degradation mechanism identification and control.
Preparation of corrosion control documents or corrosion control strategies for key process units in downstream, upstream, and gas assets.
Provide project support and quality assurance for materials selection, understanding the process parameters impacting corrosion and equipment life.
Support to development of risk-based inspection plans based on corrosion mechanisms of interest.
Ability to develop and use corrosion models to predict corrosion rates and determine methods to control. Ability to perform failure diagnosis and mitigation work on degraded components.
Corrosion inhibition – materials testing/compatibility, inhibitor qualification for wells and pipeline/flowline services

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum of BS in metallurgical, corrosion, or chemical engineering with a minimum of 5 years experience (preferably 10 years) as a materials and corrosion engineer in the oil production or refining industry. Experience in both industries is a plus.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Maumita Par at Fircroft on +1 713 235 8100
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