Metallurgist / Materials Scientist
Weir ESCO
Portland, OR
2141 NW 25th Ave.
Portland, Oregon, 97210
United States

100 Years of innovative people. Come join us for 100 more.

Weir ESCO® is a respected, award-winning industry leader focused on creatively solving our customer’s complex problems. We strongly believe diversity, equity, and inclusion drive innovation and make us a stronger team. We believe in enabling our customers to sustainably and efficiently deliver the energy and resources needed by a growing world. To keep us on the leading edge, we invest in our employees in the long term, not just with competitive pay and generous benefits, but with ongoing learning and development, and professional growth opportunities.

Weir ESCO’s Metallurgist/Materials Scientist develops materials for wear applications (metal matrix composites, ceramics, steel alloys, etc.) based on customer requirements, business opportunities, or advancing Weir ESCO's position as a world leader in the marketplace. Plans, executes, and follows up on trials to validate material performance, from lab scale to full scale field trials. Provides technical support to other parts of the Weir ESCO organization, e.g. product development, sales.

Job Duties:
Work primarily on developing composite materials such as coatings, inserts, etc., to enhance wear life of Weir ESCO ground engaging tools (GET) in highly abrasive or impact wear applications
Develop (or use existing) methods to combine materials and obtain a good bonding with a base metal, e.g. brazing, infiltration, hot isostatic pressing, cast-in, etc.
Perform proof of concepts by lab testing
Document projects in technical reports
Work with manufacturing, products, and sales teams to plan, execute, and follow-up field trials
Participate in other materials development projects, e.g. steel alloys, additive manufacturing, etc.
Perform in-depth metallographic investigations (phase analysis, fracture analysis, etc.)
Keep current on technical developments in the fields of Metallurgy, Material Science, and Wear
Assist and collaborate with design engineers and site technical groups for optimum material selection for Weir ESCO products with respect to performance, manufacturability, and cost

Job Qualifications:
BS or MS in Metallurgy or Materials Science
Five+ years’ experience with composite materials development for wear applications
Experience with customer applications in an industrial environment (ideally mining or construction)
Track record of practical applications in an industrial environment
Experimental skills including Design of Experiments (DOE)
Must be permanently authorized to work in the United States
Requires strong communication skills and the ability to manage a development project from concept to proven field performance

This posting is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

ESCO offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and opportunity for professional growth. We take pride in providing a quality workplace and promoting equal opportunities for all.

Staffing Agencies – DO NOT contact ESCO regarding recruiting-related services. Note that any unsolicited resumes received will be considered pro-bono.