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Staff Metallurgist

Company: Hurst Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Inc.
Location: Euless
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

_ STAFF METALLURGIST _ SUMMARY OF POSITION: Hurst Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Inc. has an immediate need for a full-time, long-term Staff Metallurgist to conduct failure analyses and metallurgical evaluations. COMPANY PROFILE: Hurst Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Inc. is a small, highly-respected metallurgical research, testing and consulting firm, providing services to the aircraft, petrochemical, pressure vessel, transportation, and construction industries. The laboratory operates in a positive atmosphere and develops a person's potential according to their willingness to learn and work hard to accomplish all assigned tasks. The laboratory is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Conducting failure analyses, including interpretation of microstructures involving carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, copper alloys, aluminum alloys, and super alloys in wrought, welded, cast or forged conditions. Communicating with customers concerning project requirements and then applying available information in problem solving. Preparing and etching of metallurgical cross-sections to allow for interpretation of the microstructures of carbon steels, alloy steels, coppers and brasses, and super alloys in wrought, cast, or forged conditions. Preparing and etching of cross-sections from welded and brazed samples to determine the conformance and soundness of the weld, as well as measuring such features as the weld size, leg length, effective or actual throat depth, size of the heat-affected zone, depth of penetration/fusion, and percent porosity of the filler metal. Performing Knoop and Vickers microhardness tests to determine the hardness variations within various zones of weldments, heat-affected areas, or segregated microstructures, and hardness surveys to determine the case depth of carburized and nitrided surfaces. Conducting research of theoretical or published data, applying the research to a specific problem, and then formulating a plausible resolution to the problem. Analyzing of test results to verify compliance to applicable standards such as ASME, AWS, API, ASTM and AMS. Preparing solution-oriented, high quality technical reports based on the client's objective of testing and evaluation. MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science degree in materials science or metallurgical engineering. Hands-on experience in a commercial or captive metallurgical laboratory is desirable. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Excellent problem solving skills. Ability to think critically and analytically. Excellent communication and proofreading skills. Strong and effective technical writing skills are a must. Experience with the use of various metallurgical test equipment, such as spectrographs, metallographic grinder/polishers, Rockwell and microhardness testers, and microscopes. Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite and Corel WordPerfect Office. Intelligent, willing and eager to learn. Able to work several projects at once over a broad range of topics. Must demonstrate a strong interest in the metallurgical testing field. BENEFITS: Paid holidays and vacations, health insurance, and retirement plan. Work in a relaxed casual atmosphere on a wide and interesting variety of projects. Opportunities for both career and personal growth.Job Type: Full-timePay: From $58,000.00 per yearBenefits: Retirement planSchedule: 8 hour shift Day shift Monday to FridaySupplemental pay types: Bonus payCOVID-19 considerations:All employees are fully vaccinated.Application Question(s): Knowledge of testing codes such as ASME Section IX, AWS D1.1, API 1104, ASTM A370, E23, E18, etc.Education: Associate (Preferred)Experience: Metal Testing: 2 years (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Hurst Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Inc., Euless , Staff Metallurgist, Other , Euless, Texas

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