General Electric Materials Scientist (R&D) - Houston, TX in Ft Worth, Texas

Role Summary:

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Role Summary:

Baker Hughes, a GE company is currently hiring a Research Scientist specializing in metallurgy and corrosion resistance alloys based in Houston, Texas.

Essential Responsibilities:

New product development with emphasis on scientific understanding of structure-property relationships, failure analysis, design of manufacturing processes and reliability analysis.

Candidate should be comfortable among other things, in working independently, frequent project presentations, and travel to vendors and universities.

  • Assignments can be a significant portion of a larger project

  • May be the lead Scientist on smaller projects with some functional supervision

  • Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity

  • Usually works with minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters

  • May be assisted by entry or junior or level personnel

  • Assists in project planning and review

  • May participate in customer interface with or without team leader

  • Selects scientific techniques to solve problems and makes sound recommendations

  • Assesses results for applicability, validity and conformance to specifications

  • Handles special projects, as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Material Science or related discipline

  • 5+years of relevant experience

  • In-depth understanding of materials science, structure-property relationships, manufacturing processes, analytical characterizations and measurement techniques.

  • Well versed with the latest published knowledge on OCTG and corrosion resistance alloys used in oil& gas, automotive, aerospace, marine and similar industries

  • Good problem solving skills with a drive for results

  • Good written and verbal skills

  • Ability to build peer relationships as well as work independently

  • Must be action-oriented, ethical in value, and have a strong customer focus

Desired Characteristics:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in Material Science or related discipline - Post Doctorate experience preferred

  • Familiarity with OCTG and corrosion resistant alloy properties, structures and processing.

  • Experience with alloy development and materials modelling

  • Familiarity with joining processes such as welding, brazing, soldering

  • Familiarity with mechanical characterization testing, fractography, thermal analysis techniques, compositional analysis, corrosion and microstructural analysis.

  • Familiarity with techniques used to analyse fundamental science in alloy properties and performance. Particular techniques include: optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), x-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electrochemistry.


Houston, TX

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Locations: United States; Texas; HOUSTON

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.