Bring your established (or developing) expertise in metallurgical failure analysis and curiosity for solving problems to the Janney Technical Center (JTC) of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE), headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.
WJE's Metallurgy & Applied Mechanics practice is seeking an experienced Metallurgical Engineer to join our team in solving complex challenges across the civil, structural, and process industries.
At WJE, you will apply a practical, problem-solving approach, combined with a deep understanding of metallurgical principles, to determine root causes of problems, characterize materials, and evaluate performance for a variety of metallurgical, materials, corrosion, and mechanical applications. If you are a critical thinker, curious about how things work, and not afraid to get your hands dirty, we want you on our team!
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- Perform hands-on failure analysis and physical testing, including metallographic sample preparation, micro and macro hardness testing, materials characterization, and operation of laboratory equipment (e.g., SEM, EDS, XRF, XRD)
- Interpret analytical data, while applying sound engineering judgment and an understanding of industry codes, design guidelines, recommended practices, and historical research to develop practical solutions
- Assume responsibility for to the day-to-day success of multiple projects, acting as the primary point of contact for internal and external clients and project teams and managing small-to-medium projects, as appropriate
- Prepare conceptual, preliminary, and final client deliverables, including written reports, calculation packages, repair recommendations, and materials specifications
- Perform onsite inspections/investigations, including documenting distress, conducting diagnostic field testing, collecting data and samples, and troubleshooting issues in the field
- Contribute to company-wide objectives through involvement in practice development initiatives, in-house Technical Resource Groups (TRGs) and research projects, and relevant technical committees and professional organizations
- Minimum three years of relevant industry experience with a focus in hands-on, metallurgical failure analysis
- Bachelor’s degree or better in metallurgy/metallurgical engineering, materials science and engineering, welding/materials joining engineering, or related field
- Expertise in metallurgy, fractography, fracture modes, analysis of mechanical parts/components/systems, forensic failure investigations, and materials characterization within relevant process industries (e.g., petrochemical, refining, power generation, upstream, midstream, mining, heavy industrial)
- Demonstrated proficiency in hands-on metallurgy laboratory testing techniques
- Strong analytical skills, mechanical aptitude, and enthusiasm for understanding how things work
- Effective technical, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to transition between multiple priorities and adapt to changing demands, while maintaining a high standard of excellence, integrity, and attention-to-detail in a fast-paced environment
- Relevant professional licensure and/or certifications preferred
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability. Individuals must have the dexterity to be able to operate office, laboratory and field equipment such as computer, printer, copier, telephone, voice mail system, along with metallurgical and mechanical equipment, such as cut-off saws, grinders, microscopes, hardness testers, etc. Requirements may also include:
- Ability to attend meetings at various office, field, and industrial sites
- Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 50 lbs.
- Ability to perform work in the temperature extremes presented by work in the outdoors
- Ability to read equipment and construction drawings, diagrams, printed materials, and computer screens
- Ability to record data clearly and write passages for reports, letters, etc.
- Ability to travel
- Ability to safely work at heights
- Ability to safely use and/or operate ladders, scaffolds, lifts, and other access equipment (with training)
- Ability to understand and appreciate safety training specific to numerous workplace, construction, and industrial site hazards
- Ability to safely work in a variety of occupationally hazardous locations
- Medically fit to utilize respiratory protection devices and other forms of Personal Protective Equipment
- Ability to drive and safely operate a motor vehicle
- Ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and authorization to work and travel throughout the United States without restrictions
Why Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates:
Founded in 1956, WJE is an interdisciplinary firm of over 600 engineers, architects, and materials scientists committed to helping clients solve, repair, and avoid challenging problems in the built world. WJE Associates have the opportunity to learn from and grow alongside industry-leading experts (locally and company-wide) in a challenging yet collaborative environment, supported by our collective technical knowledge and state-of-the-art laboratory and testing capabilities.
WJE is an employee-owned company that employs a diverse group of C2E2 people—people with outstanding Character, unwavering Commitment to our core and culture, strong Expertise, and genuine Enthusiasm for their work. Our extraordinary people enjoy a fulfilling and flexible work environment: one that is inclusive and genuinely values and fairly treats every employee; one that is based on trust and personal responsibility; one that encourages open communication, continued learning, innovative thinking, excellence, and teamwork; and one that provides each employee a combined opportunity for personal, professional, and financial growth that is unsurpassed in our business. Learn more at www.wje.com/about
Annual starting base salary (gross): $86,600 to $133,200. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on several factors including consideration for a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. Base salary is one component of our total compensation package for employees. WJE offers an industry-leading total rewards package that enables our employees to grow and thrive with comprehensive health and financial benefits including robust and affordable health plans, generous 401(k) matching and bonus programs, time off to care for yourself and others, and investments in employees’ professional development, to name a few. More information on WJE’s total rewards package can be found at www.wje.com/careers/employment-benefits.
WJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities, minorities, women, and protected veterans (VEVRAA federal contractor).
WJE will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Fair Chance Ordinances.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)