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  • Job reference: RMS0105831

Senior Materials & Corrosion Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/02/2012
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The Company:
Our major oil and gas client is seeking a Materials & Corrosion Engineer for a one year + opportunity in West Houston.

The Role:

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.
Leading metallurgical failure investigations: identifying failure modes and directing laboratory testing and examinations, skillful in use of failure investigation tools such as metallography, SEM, mechanical testing etc.
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
Project support/ 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.
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