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Metallurgical Engineer - Pathway Program

NOV is actively recruiting ambitious college/university graduates for an Operations role that will be part of our Pathway Rotational Program.

The NOV Pathway Rotational Program offers recent college graduates the opportunity to obtain meaningful work experiences through a structured 2-to-3-year rotational program. The program is designed to help participants develop strong functional/technical expertise and business knowledge through challenging, hands-on assignments and exposure to various groups across NOV. Towards the end of the program, participants will work with their management support team to identify full-time positions that best suit individual skill sets as well as company needs. 

Participants can choose from multiple career track options based on education and career interest. Each career track has its own training and experience-based learning objectives, and knowledge and performance are evaluated following each rotation. The start date for this program will be June 20, 2022. 

Following the Operations (Metallurgy) career track, the primary responsibilities will be as follows: 
Engineering fundamentals
Application of material science/Metallurgy education to solve real world problems as related to the oil and gas industry.
Engineering disciplines
Basic interrelationships between chemistry, steel processing, metallurgical structure, and performance.
Understand the design lifecycle and how each step builds on the previous step to ensure the design output meets form, fit and function requirements, always keeping in mind manufacturability and costing.
Project Management
Understand NOV’s organizational structure and what engineering’s role is to support the business. Learn the fundamentals of how to manage workload/projects, and how to communicate status to the organization.
Materials Science/Metallurgical Engineer
Tolerancing standards
Gain a basic understanding of tolerancing and fits to ensure components can be manufactured. Learn the fundamentals of Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per the required standards, i.e. ASME, ISO.
Material standards
Develop a basic understanding of materials and material standards used in the oil and gas industry.
Development and testing
Learn about methods of testing for products/components/materials under high pressure, extreme conditions, and considered critical path for proper design verification before delivery to customer.
Stress Analysis
Use computer modeling and hand calculations to determine the suitability of a design to meet its intended requirements.
Strategize with cross-functional teams to interpret core concepts and turn into a usable solution for NOV.

We invite you to apply if you have the following qualifications and skills: 
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical, Welding, Material Science Engineering, or other relevant science related field.       
  • Working knowledge of metallurgical testing equipment used for destructive testing and material evaluation.
  • Recent graduate (0-2 years) or graduating prior to June 2022. Experience working with steel metallurgy, oilfield related preferred.
  • Perform analysis on returned products in a timely manner, documenting analysis work and preparing technical reports.
  • Develop new steel chemistries and grades for special R&D projects and/or new products. Perform lab testing and design qualification test programs/documentation of new chemistries.
  • Assist Senior Metallurgist with assigned production/product investigations.
  • Interface with Engineering, Sales, and Field Services on Special Projects.
  • Interface with Steel Mill & Pipe Mill representatives.
  • Involvement with mfg. processes; forge, heat treatment & weld (friction and hard facing).
  • Involvement with destructive test laboratory. 
Successful candidates that meet the above qualifications will be invited to attend a virtual Information Session to learn more about the program to ensure it’s a fit for you prior to continuing the selection process.  
NOV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination or Harassment of Any Kind: NOV is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunities for everyone and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. NOV values inclusion and diversity; we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 
NOV is committed to providing employees and their families with valuable benefits and wellness opportunities. We are proud to provide the following for our U.S. employees at no cost:
  • Basic life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance*
  • Short-term disability*
  • Basic long-term disability*
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Business travel accident (BTA) insurance
  • International SOS travel assistance service
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
In addition to the company provided benefits, we are pleased to offer the following benefits at competitive rates:
  • Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage
  • Health savings account (HSA), only available with enrollment in Consumer Plan + HSA
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care reimbursements
  • Voluntary life and AD&D insurance*
  • Buy up long-term disability coverage*
  • Voluntary benefits, including group hospital indemnity, group critical illness insurance, and whole life insurance
                           ABOUT US
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                          ABOUT THE TEAM
Grant Prideco
Grant Prideco is the world’s largest supplier of premium drill pipe and drill stem accessories. We specialize in providing innovative solutions for drilling, completion, and intervention operations. Our offerings include a full range of proprietary and API drill pipe, drill collars, heavy weight drill pipe, and other drill stem components. We combine worldwide operations, expert engineering and design resources, and a global service network to supply all drill stem needs.

Whether manufacturing products for the simplest well or for drilling in the harshest environments, it’s our mission to increase efficiency, improve performance, and reduce the total cost of ownership. From the design room to the well site, we produce the industry’s highest-quality, innovative drill stem technologies to help achieve lasting success.