Company: Weatherford
Skills: Chemist
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Overview

Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provide you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Responsibilities

Responsible for complex tasks associated with testing in chemical/scientific research environment for purposes of material development, process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analyses. Communicates results through documentation and presentations. May develop and test new materials/products. Confers with scientists and engineers regarding applications and processing. Prepares standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests.

Job Description:

Conduct materials engineering projects to enhance the function, processability, profitability or marketability of Weatherford products. Conduct research, analysis, formulation and experimentation on rubber (NBR, HNBR and FKMs) and other elastomeric substances, for such purposes as product and process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analysis and failure analysis. Responsible for the delivery and supervision of project-based non-metallic research test programs and reports.

  • Develops elastomeric materials for new equipment, and develops formulas, processes and methods for solution of elastomeric technical problems.
  • Analyzes elastomeric compounds to determine chemical and physical properties using industry standard techniques.
  • Conducts development on manufactured products to develop and improve rubber and elastomeric products.
  • Conducts research into composition, structure, properties, compatibilities, and reactions of rubber and elastomeric materials.
  • Assist in the review and solution of manufacturing problems related to elastomer production
  • Prepares standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products and tests.
  • Plan, conduct, track and report elastomer investigations
  • Recommend and specify materials for specific design and field applications
  • Communicate on elastomer issues inside and outside Weatherford
  • Work and cooperate with Engineering, Office, Vendor, Customer, Laboratory, and Shop personnel
  • Support day-to-day activities associated with new elastomer development and testing
  • Prepare documentation and reports as required
  • Assist in maintaining the internal elastomer Databases and updating as required
  • Confers with engineers regarding research and prepares technical papers and reports.


Qualifications

  • Chemistry, Material Science or Polymer Science Degree
  • 3-7+ years' experience formulating elastomer compounds
  • Knowledge of experimentation on rubber (NBR, HNBR and FKMs) and other elastomeric substances required
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision required