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Materials Engineer

National Oilwell Varco

This is a Full-time position in San Antonio, TX posted August 21, 2021.

Review plans for new products and make recommendations for the selection of materials based on design objectives, such as strength, heat resistance, erosion resistance, weight and cost.
Conduct tests on raw materials and finished products to ensure they meet quality standards and specifications.
Conduct tests and analyze data using DSC, MDSC, TMA, TGA, DMA & FTIR as necessary.
Advise on material selection, property data and failure avoidance.
Develop and evaluate new materials through characterization, testing and analysis.
Develop, evaluate and qualify special processes such as compounding and extrusion, and their applications.
Write materials and process specifications and standards.
Perform failure and predictive analyses, and data analysis to develop advancements for products, focusing on material selection, modification and processing effects.
Plan and conduct laboratory operations for the development of fabrication procedures and materials that meet specifications and standards
Analyze product issues and failures with root cause analysis and come up with better and more innovative solutions
Provide material consultation to engineers, field locations and customers.
Provide material engineering review and approval of contract and subcontract statements of work and specifications.
Interface with suppliers and subcontractor representatives on material related activities.
Strong communication skills and ability to work with international groups for solving manufacturing issues or the collaborative development of new products and processes.
Produce detailed technical reports and provide effective technical presentations.
Manage multiple projects simultaneously and react quickly to changing priorities
Masters degree or higher in engineering or Materials Science or Polymer Science.
7 10 years experience working in the area of material science/engineering
Experience working with thermoplastics, polymers and/or composite laminates preferred.
Experience in extrusion preferred.
CAD experienced preferred but not required
Ability to interpret data and provide recommendations based on findings
Selecting best combination of materials based on purported use
Experience in testing and assessing materials, developing prototypes and troubleshooting
Advising management on suitability, feasibility, profitability, environmental impact of material
Evaluating economic viability of material for commercial production
Self-starter, willing to accept initiative and able to work independently
Some Travel required
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