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Hurst Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Inc. has an immediate need for a full-time, Metallurgical Engineering Technologist to conduct failure analyses, material testing and analysis and evaluation results.

Hurst Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Inc. is a small, highly-respected metallurgical research, testing and consulting firm, providing services to the aircraft, petrochemical, pressure vessel, transportation, and construction industries. The laboratory operates in a positive atmosphere and develops a person’s potential according to their willingness to learn and work hard to accomplish all assigned tasks. The laboratory is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Conducting failure analyses, including interpretation of microstructures involving carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, copper alloys, aluminum alloys, and super alloys in wrought, welded, cast or forged conditions.

• Communicating with customers concerning project requirements and then applying available information in problem solving.

• Preparing metallurgical cross-sections to allow for interpretation of the microstructures of carbon steels, alloy steels, coppers and brasses, and super alloys in wrought, cast, or forged conditions.

• Performing Knoop and Vickers microhardness tests to determine the hardness variations within various zones of weldments, heat-affected areas, or segregated microstructures, and hardness surveys to determine the case depth of carburized and nitrided surfaces.
• Analyzing of test results to verify compliance to applicable standards such as ASME, AWS, API, ASTM and AMS.

• Conducting research and theoretical or published data, applying the research to a specific problem, and then formulating a plausible resolution to the problem.

• Preparing solution-oriented, high quality technical reports based on the client’s objective of testing and evaluation.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, and 0-1 year of failure analysis, material testing, root cause analysis or related experience.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS: • Excellent problem solving skills. 
• Ability to think critically and analytically. 
• Prior experience with the use of various metallurgical test equipment, such as spectrographs, metallographic grinder/polishers, Rockwell and microhardness testers, and microscopes. 
• Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite and Corel WordPerfect Office. 
• Must demonstrate a strong interest in the metallurgical testing field.

• Paid holidays and vacations, health insurance, and retirement plan.
• Work in a relaxed casual atmosphere on a wide and interesting variety of projects.
• Opportunities for both career and personal growth.

Send us your resume, short cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@hurstlab.com. Salary requirements are required in order to be considered for the position. Please contact us via email only. Click here to apply for this position.