Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Metallurgist / Materials Engineering
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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Role Summary:

Baker Hughes Technology Group is seeking a Materials Engineer supporting Drill Bits at our facility in The Woodlands, TX. The Materials Engineer will have a strong knowledgebase in Metallurgy and powder material processing, experimental mechanical behaviour of such materials, and advanced mechanical and thermochemical modelling. Also, the successful candidate must be an exceptional experimentalist. This position will play a key role in advancing organizational knowledge base and improve Drill Bit performance.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • The Materials Engineer will focus on microstructure development of monolithic and composite ferrous and non-ferrous hard alloys, novel refractory and superabrasive drilling and drill bit materials.
  • Own and lead research projects focused on novel drilling materials research and development.
  • Develop and improve drilling and drill bit materials and associated processes for making drilling components from these materials.
  • Work closely with product development, lab services, engineering, and field operations to understand requirements and gather feedback
  • Develop an understanding of field application and drill bit material property combinations.
  • Coordinate with testing services group and operations engineers to design and to conduct experiments using industry leading facilities and field environments for validating material performance.
  • Apply scientific method to identify and investigate challenging cutting/drilling material and mechanics problems, and advance the fundamental knowledge base.
  • Conceptualize, design, build, and test prototypes of novel drill bit technologies
  • Brainstorm and develop innovative solutions that bring value to our business and to our customers


Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Doctoral Degree and 7+ years of experience in Materials Science or Materials Engineering with a focus on mechanical behavior and microstructure development of powder metallurgical, cemented carbide, or other hard/refractory monothlithic or composite material systems. OR Master's Degree and 10+ years of experience in Materials Science or Materials Engineering with a focus on mechanical behavior and microstructure development of powder metallurgical, cemented carbide, or other hard/refractory monothlithic or composite material systems.
  • 7+ years of experience developing advanced materials using powder metal consolidation techniques, thermal and thermobaric process techniques, mechanical property testing, material characterization techniques, and applied analytical and numerical modelling techniques.
  • Experience designing and conducting simulation experiments in both the laboratory and in the field, analyzing and interpreting the results and reporting the findings
  • Experience analyzing problems, proposing solutions and managing development from concept to implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to solve technical problems, develop relevant insights and communicate them to a broad audience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a part of a team
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be ethical, action oriented and customer oriented
  • 20% travel
  • Successful candidate will be authorized to work in the US


Desired Characteristics:

 

 

  • Communication skills -- ability to precisely document analytical and empirical methods and results and to describe conclusions and logical extensions
  • Analytical -- experience developing and/or applying multi-physics material models
  • Empirical -- experience designing, developing simulation experiments for determining material mechanical behavior including component selection, data acquisition and analysis and verification testing
  • Experience with Thermocalc software package including Dictra and/or Prisma
  • Experience with CAD/Design software is a plus


Locations:

The Woodlands, TX

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