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Honeywell Lead Metallurgist in Des Plaines, Illinois

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This position calls for providing industry leading metallurgical expertise to support reliable unit operation and new innovations in the refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. You will be part of a complementary team of mechanical, metallurgical, and analytical specialists within the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Skill Center (MMESC) of UOP's Engineering, Services, and Equipment (ES&E). You will apply your metallurgy expertise and leadership to material selection decisions, unit solving including failure analysis and materials testing, and the development of new processes and equipment. You will be a recognized technical authority, mentor others, and work with global customers and vendors.


Work well with industry authorities to tackle complex problems and advance UOP's technical capabilities.

Provide solutions to improve existing offerings or enable new process/equipment innovations.

Develop corporate and industry standards through participation in industry organizations.


Bachelors Degree in Engineering


8 years’ minimum experience within the refining, petrochemical, or gas processing or energy industry.

Advanced technical degree in metallurgy, materials science/engineering, or related field

Involvement in the refining or petrochemical industry including familiarity with common materials of construction.

Experience working in refineries or petrochemical plants consulting on metallurgy/corrosion problems.

Basic understanding of chemical processes and the typical process units within a refinery/petrochemical plant.

Familiarity with applicable NACE, API, and ASME industry standards. NACE or API committee participation is considered a plus.

Some experience with root cause or fitness-for-service analyses including failure analysis and material testing techniques.

Basic understanding of welding principles and methods, weld procedures, etc. with more significant experience a plus.

Proven ability to apply domain expertise to develop, evaluate, and select alternatives and execute solutions.

Demonstrated ability to efficiently prioritize to balance multiple demands and deliver on complex situations or problems with minimal mentor-ship.

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to optimally communicate with multiple disciplines and at all levels within the organization and with global customers.

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.