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.
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Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are focused on providing a challenging and enriching career path with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are an innovative, global company with wide-ranging opportunities that include career-enhancing talent rotations. Our structured career paths will ensure that you know what it takes to build your ideal career at Weatherford when you join our Company. We also offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance coverage, income protection plans, a 401(k) savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off for vacation.
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
Name of Employer: Weatherford International, LLC
Position Title: Materials Scientist
Position Location: 11909 Spencer Road, Houston TX 77041
Hours: Mon -Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Summary of Duties:
Conduct research, analysis, formulation and process studies on rubber (NBR, HNBR and Natural Rubber) and other elastomeric substances, for such purposes as product and process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analysis and failure analysis. Responsible for delivery and supervision of project-based non-metallic research test programs and reports. Develop processes and methods for solution of elastomeric technical problems. Analyze elastomeric compounds to determine process conditions and controls. Conduct development on manufactured products to develop and improve rubber and elastomeric products. Conduct research into composition, structure, properties, compatibilities, and reactions of rubber and elastomeric materials. Assist in review and solution of manufacturing problems related to elastomer production. Prepare standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products and processes. Plan, conduct, track and report elastomer investigations. Support day-to-day activities associated with new elastomer development and testing. Prepare documentation and reports as required. Assist in maintaining internal elastomer Databases and updating as required. Confer with engineers regarding research and prepares technical papers and reports.
20% travel required; mostly domestic, some international. *Hybrid in-office/remote position* Qualifications Qualifications:
Master's degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Science or related field of study and 3 years of experience in Materials Science, Polymer Science or any combination thereof. Employer will accept a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Science or related field of study and 7 years of progressive experience in Materials Science, Polymer Science or any combination thereof in lieu of a Master's degree or equivalent and 3 years of experience. In addition, the applicant must have demonstrative experience with:
- 3 years of experience with elastomer failure analysis;
- 3 years of experience troubleshooting manufacturing process problems;
- compression, injection and transfer molding of elastomers;
- tool design for elastomer molding;
- mixing (internal and milling), extrusion and calendaring of elastomers ;
- process parameters important to molding of elastomers ;
- writing and presenting technical instructions and other quality related documents for elastomer molding ;
- e lastomers to metal bonding ;
- working with Design Engineers to ensure parts can be manufactured efficiently;
- Process optimization of elastomer molding (mold time reduction);
- training operators/engineers in elastomer processing; and
- specification, purchase, installation and commissioning of elastomer processing equipment.
Any and all experience may be gained concurrently.