Materials Engineering Consultant – Corrosion Technology
The Global Actives Process Technology Expertise Center (GAPTEC), which is a global organization within the Synthesis organization of Manufacturing Technology at Corteva Agriscience™ Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, is looking for a Materials Engineering Consultant who specializes in Corrosion Technology. We have an exciting opportunity for an engineer with a strong materials background and a deep experience in Corrosion Technology as well as familiarity with materials characterization and failure analysis. The successful candidate will have broad responsibilities for network leadership, direct consulting, and laboratory and field corrosion testing efforts. The candidate will support R&D, Pilot Plants, Third Party Manufacturing and internal Manufacturing Plants. The role will work with other disciplines within Corteva and with specific businesses to design and maintain robust and cost-effective facilities. Technical and Administrative management of the Corrosion Lab and Administrative supervision of the Failure Analysis and Materials Characterization Lab, will be key responsibilities. The primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:Providing world-class expertise on the use of alloys in various process environments based on fundamental understanding of alloys corrosion performance in various media. Performing corrosion testing only when experience, open source, and internal corrosion data is insufficient. Developing safe, cost effective, and timely testing protocols for challenging corrosive and/or flammable process chemistries utilizing the full spectrum of techniques from simple dunk tests to state of the art electrochemical testing, both in the field and laboratory environments. Direct metallurgical investigations of materials that are subject to environmentally induced degradation. The candidate will be required to lead assessment of a broad range of attack from general and localized corrosion mechanisms, environmental cracking and other low and high temperature degradation mechanisms. Providing detailed reports and guidance on test results with clear translation into actionable recommendations. Ownership of the Corporate Corrosion Database, including assurance of compatibility with future software platform migrations, training of users, and quality control of background test information and results. Providing training to Engineering and Business resources on various aspects of Corrosion and Materials Performance while co-leading the Community of Practice for Materials within the Division. Expert interpretation of ASTM, NACE and other organizations standards/best practices on Testing Protocol, Materials Specifications and alloy assessment. Technical and administrative oversight of the Center’s Corrosion Laboratory that is collocated with the Failure Analysis and Materials Characterization Lab. Administrative oversight for both labs with emphasis on lab safety requirements, and safe handling and disposal of chemicals used in testing. Lead and document Failure Analyses for corrosion related failures when required. Assist the Failure Analyst when needed in execution of mechanical related Failure Analyses Development and cross training of the Failure Analysis and Corrosion Lab Technologists to allow for personal technical growth and self-management by these key resources. Provide selection and installation guidance for field corrosion probes and interface with plant monitoring/control systems. Evaluate and champion emerging corrosion monitoring technologies that are applicable to across the company. Qualifications: PhD in Corrosion Science or Engineering or related field with Graduate Work focused on corrosion. 5 years of industrial experience in Corrosion engineering. Strong background in electrochemical techniques for Corrosion evaluation. Fundamental understanding of alloys and their degradation behavior under various process conditions. Experience with Corrosion Related Failure Mechanisms and the lab evaluation techniques to assess and document them. Knowledge and Familiarity with Materials characterization and Failure Analysis Demonstrated capability for lab and people management. Background in equipment design, standards and practices for process equipment used in polymer, chemical and film manufacturing Strong time management and multitasking capabilities to execute a range of program and consulting efforts simultaneously. Strong Networking skills to effectively leverage other corporate and external resources to provide timely cost effective solutions. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently without technical supervision to address business needs. Computer and PC literate-Working knowledge of using Email, the internet and Microsoft Office Products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process. Additional information:This position reports to the GAPTEC Manager in Midland Michigan. The role can be excecuted from either Midland Michigan or Indianapolis Indiana Candidate must be willing to travel (5 to 20%) to domestic or international plant sites – sometimes on short notice. Demonstrated leadership skills through involvement in technical societies, and multi-lingual capability are a definite plus.We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system. At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come. About DowDuPontDowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.Apply for this job.