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Sr. Non Metal Material Scientist

Houston, TX

Posted: 07/02/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Engineering Job Number: 16453 Pay Rate: 98,000 - $148,000

Seeking a Non Metal Material Scientist 

Salary: $98,000 - $148,000

Location: Houston, TX


  • Conduct research, analysis, formulation, and experimentation on rubber and other elastomeric substances, for such purposes as product and process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and improvement of analytical methodologies
  • Conduct materials engineering projects to enhance the function, profitability or marketability of products
  • Responsible for the delivery and supervision of project-based non-metallic research test programs and reports
  • Advancement to the Elastomer Engineering Manager position is mandatory and will be required of this position
  • Develops elastomeric materials for new products, and develops formulas, processes, and methods for solution of elastomeric technical problems including manufacturing problems
  • Analyzes elastomeric compounds to determine chemical and physical properties using industry standard techniques
  • Confers with engineers regarding research, and prepares technical papers and reports
  • Prepares standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products and tests
  • Technical leadership and support on seals selection and qualification for all product lines
  • Introduce and develop new static and dynamic seals for extreme conditions
  • Develop and support seal products for sour environments
  • Materials support for root cause analysis
  • Lead the qualification testing for elastomer/composites/thermoplastic/coating materials
  • Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.
  • Responsibility for coordinating multiple projects and directing test lab technicians and junior chemists
  • Plan, conduct, track and report elastomer investigations
  • Recommend and specify materials for specific design and field applications
  • Work and cooperate with Engineering, Office, Vendor, and Customer, Laboratory, and Shop personnel
  • Provide internal elastomer consulting services
  • Support day-to-day activities associated with new elastomer development and testing
  • Assist in the review and solution of manufacturing problems related to elastomer production
  • Prepare documentation and reports as required
  • Create and maintain material specifications
  • Assist in maintaining the internal elastomer Databases and updating as required


  • Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in formulating elastomer compounds and elastomeric manufacturing processes
  • Extensive knowledge of the relationship between polymer properties, structure, and processing
  • Familiar with industrial standards and specifications such as API, NORSOK and NACE standards
  • Familiar with polymers (NBR, HNBR, FKM, FEPM, FFKM, PEEK, PTFE, composite, etc.) in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Hand-on experience on polymer characterization methods, such as mechanical properties testing, FT-IR, DMA, DSC, TGA
  • Proficient in use of word processor and spreadsheet computer software
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing through memos and engineering reports
  • Must be familiar with analytical tools associated with oilfield elastomers
  • Must be able to work well with others in a team setting
  • Must be able to effectively handle many concurrent projects
  • BS degree in chemistry, material science, chemical engineering or materials engineering
  • 15 years minimum relevant elastomers experience
  • 10 years’ experience in oilfield elastomers
  • Travel internationally and domestically is required


  • Knowledge or experience in composites
  • Knowledge of quality systems
  • PhD Degree in Polymer Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with 5 years oilfield experience
  • 15 years’ experience in oilfield polymers

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application.

Robert Fragoso
Recruiter - Murray Technical

Specializing in placing talent in Engineering, IT, Manufacturing, Operations, and Sales roles.

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