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Metallurgical/Materials Engineer (5235)

Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today. Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world. We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. 

We offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts with degrees from top programs at over 500 universities. At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting. You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects. We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team!

Key statistics:
  • 1100+ Team members
  • 900+ Consultants
  • 550+ Ph.D.s
  • 30+ Offices globally 

We are currently seeking a Metallurgical/Materials Engineer for Materials & Corrosion Engineering Practice in Phoenix, AZ. Phoenix is home to Exponent’s Test and Engineering Center (TEC) that supports a wide variety of sophisticated and complex test programs. In this role you will work as part of a team conducting metallurgical, materials, and failure analyses to assist Exponent’s clients across multiple industries.

We are looking for someone who is hands-on with the ability to support fieldwork, testing, and metallurgical/materials analysis, as well as someone who is motivated to advance professionally and ultimately develop and grow their consulting practice within Exponent. You will be required to analyze and interpret data to create technical presentations and reports which will be used to inform client decisions. Your responsibilities will include communicating effectively with other engineers and technicians, managers, clients, and non-technical staff as well as conducting failure analyses, planning and executing laboratory tests, field inspections, and metallurgical/materials analysis and testing.

You will be responsible for:
  • Conducting failure analyses, experimental testing, field inspections, and engineering analysis
  • Overseeing metallurgical/materials laboratory analyses including microscopy, mechanical testing, materials properties characterization, metallography, and chemical analysis
  • Reviewing and analyzing documentation and diverse data sets to draw conclusions and develop opinions
  • Actively solving technical and logistical problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Preparing written technical reports and presenting findings to diverse audiences

You will have the following skills and qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering
  • Education, background, or experience in a complimentary engineering field such as: welding, mechanical, vehicle/automotive, battery, electrical, biomechanics
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to synthesize and present technical information both verbally and in written reports
  • Attention to detail and a proven dedication to quality and accuracy
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and in multidisciplinary teams, taking initiative and finding ways to contribute
  • Versatile and proactive in engaging with others, interested in working on projects outside of metallurgy/materials, ability to adapt knowledge to new contexts and work outside of core areas of expertise
  • Experience in designing, constructing, and performing tests in a laboratory or field environment

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We value and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion across all facets of our firm. Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment. 

Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference.

Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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