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Senior Metallurgist/Materials Engineer, Applied Technology Services - San Ramon, CA #6783541

Company: Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Date: 09/12/2019

Category: Energy and Utilities

City: San Ramon, CA

Requisition ID # 26315

Job Category : Engineering / Science

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Ramon

Department Overview

PG&E’s Applied Technologies Services (ATS) Materials & Bathymetric Services unit provides a range of services, which include failure analysis, material selection, and specification development.

Facility description: ATS has a Metallurgical laboratory with an emphasis on Failure Analysis. The laboratory is equipped with a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), several light microscopes, image analysis system, sample prep equipment (cutting saws, mounting capabilities, polishing and etching of samples), and micro-hardness testers.

Position Summary

A successful candidate will have leadership skills and experience working in a team environment. You will plan and direct laboratory development projects and major/minor failure analysis projects as well as administer outside contract work. You should have 5+ years Metallurgical/Materials engineering experience; in-depth knowledge of metallurgy and strong experience with NDE techniques. Materials you will most likely encounter on the job are: steels (pipes, valves, vessels), aluminum (wire, fittings, connectors), copper (wire, valves), and ceramics (insulators). Strong oral and written communication skills with a customer focus and a can do attitude are required. BS Engineering degree required in metallurgy, materials, or equivalent areas. Work experience in the electric, gas pipeline or power generation industries a plus. Travel requirement: 25% of the time, throughout the PG&E territory.

Job Responsibilities

  • Safety: Demonstrate safe working practices at all times. Advocate focus on customer, general public and employee safety in all work practices.

  • Client Management: Consulting experience is a plus, excellent communication skills (oral and written) are essential. Successful candidates should work well with others and have a client focus. Job requires developing and promoting strong client relationships, having a can do attitude and being sensitive to client issues.

  • Job Management: Plan and direct laboratory projects and administer outside contract work effectively. Experience with job development - including scope definition, schedule and cost estimates are crucial.

  • Written documentation of results, conformance with established practices for generating and archiving reports. Adhere to sample logging and tracking procedures and comply with project tracking/management requirements.



  • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering with emphasis on related/assigned discipline (i.e., mechanical, civil or electrical engineering, etc.)

  • Job-related experience, 5 years


  • Masters Degree or equivalent experience

  • PE-Professional Engineer license

  • Supervisory experience and leading metallurgical failure analysis teams.

  • Experience working in the gas, electric or electric power generation industries

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