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Materials and Metallurgical Engineer

Job Overview

You have the know how to transform materials to meet different needs. Lord Kelvin once said, the greatest advances in the world are due to the desire to turn knowledge of the properties of matter into some purpose useful to mankind. In the energy industry, materials and metallurgical engineers can do exactly that. They evaluate, study and develop materials and processes to manufacture well pipes, pipelines, pressure vessels and other products for use in operations. If you’re made of this stuff, this niche engineering discipline could be for you.

Materials and metallurgical engineers conduct studies and analyze the properties and characteristics of metals and other non-metallic materials. They plan, design and develop machinery used to transport gases and liquids related to hydrocarbon production and refining. Their key duties include conducting studies on materials to determine failure conditions, designing processes for corrosion prevention, designing welding programs that adhere to regulatory requirements and supervising processes and production staff engaged in these processes.
Metallurgical engineers research and develop new alloys and systems for extracting metal from ores. Materials engineers also research and develop new non-metallic materials with physical characteristics to meet specific requirements. In the oil and gas industry, they also provide technical guidance and input to address corrosion concerns, materials choices for repair or replacement of existing piping and vessels and review of welding procedures.

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