Company: Weatherford
Skills: Metallurgist / Materials Engineering, Project Engineer
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


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 provides 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.


Applicants must have 3 years of demonstrated experience with each of the following:


  • conducting root-cause failure analysis involving various modes of metallic failures;
  • reading and interpreting CAD designs and documentation;
  • mechanical testing techniques, optical microscopy, and using scanning electron microscope ;
  • conducting fracture surface analysis to determine cause of failure;
  • testing/examination processes required to determine cause of failure ;
  • metallurgical equipment and capabilities required for specific tests;
  • designing heat treatment processes specific to desired material composition;
  • presenting metallurgical findings to internal personnel and external customers ;
  • writing technical failure reports including detailed findings;
  • examining specimen and determining mode of failure resulting from corrosion, fatigue, overload, shear, plastic deformation, and/or abrasion;
  • hands-on experience performing grinding, polishing, etching, surface hardness measurements, and optical examination;
  • using non-destructive testing techniques including dye penetrant testing, eddy current, and magnetic particle testing;
  • welding techniques and processes; and
  • analyzing cobalt, nickel based, copper, or other specialty alloys.

Any and all experience may be gained concurrently.


Name of Employer: Weatherford International, LLC

Position Title: Metallurgist

Position Location: 11909 Spencer Rd, Houston TX 77041

Hours: Mon -Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summary of Duties:

Provide consulting services for Rod Lift engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and quality departments. Enhance function, profitability or marketability of products. Perform detailed failure analyses on down-hole Rod Lift components and make recommendations to prevent or minimize reoccurrence. Ensure required duties are fulfilled within Rod Lift Metallurgist team at a high level of efficiency. Administer technical metallurgical support for engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales and quality departments. Present analyses of parts and assemblies relating to material quality issues, failure analysis, and product improvement. Plan, conduct, track and report materials engineering investigations. Recommend and specify materials for specific design and field applications. Prepare materials and process specifications for welding, material, coating, and heat treat operations. Ensure proper equipment is in place within metallurgical laboratory for required duties and is kept in proper working order. Serve as subject-matter expert for any material concerns in sucker rod or rod pump component manufacturing plants. Evaluate materials and develop processes to manufacture materials for use in products that meet specialized design and performance specifications.

*Hybrid in-office/remote position*


Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering or related field of study and 3 years of experience in Metallurgical failure analysis or 3 years of experience in Metallurgy within a field sharing similar equipment loading conditions and failure modes.