Polymer Research Scientist (R&D) - Houston, TX

General Electric - Houston, TX4.1

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Role Summary:
Baker Hughes, a GE company is currently hiring a Polymer Research Scientist based at the BHGE Center for Technology Innovation in Houston, Texas.

Essential Responsibilities:
Materials analysis for product development and support with emphasis on scientific understanding of structure-property relationships, failure analysis, design of manufacturing processes and reliability analysis
Candidate should be comfortable working independently and in team, delivering project presentations, and able travel to vendors and universities
Assignments can be a significant portion of a larger project
May be the lead Scientist on smaller projects with some functional supervision
Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity
Usually works with minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters
May be assisted by entry or junior or level personnel
Assists in project planning and review
May participate in customer interface with or without team leader
Selects scientific techniques to solve problems and makes sound recommendations
Assesses results for applicability, validity and conformance to specifications
Handles special projects, as assigned

Bachelor's Degree in Polymer, Material Science, or related technical discipline
5+ years of relevant experience
Understanding of polymer science, manufacturing processes, analytical characterizations and measurement techniques.
Versed in polymer selection of typical polymers used in oil& gas, automotive, aerospace, marine or similar industries
Good problem solving skills with a drive for results
Good written and verbal skills in English
Ability to build peer relationships as well as work independently
Must be action-oriented, ethical in value, and have a strong customer focus

Desired Characteristics:
Master’s or Ph.D. in Polymer Science, Chemistry, Material Science or related technical discipline
Familiarity with elastomers and thermoplastics.
Familiarity with processes used in polymer manufacturing, component manufacturing
Experience with metal-polymer bonding systems and characterization
Demonstrated history of innovation in the laboratory and in theory
Familiarity with mechanical characterization testing, thermal analysis techniques, compositional analysis, and microstructural analysis.

Houston, TX

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Locations: United States; Texas; HOUSTON
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.