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Southern Company Materials Testing Analyst/Engineer in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Materials Testing Analyst/Engineer

Description

The Materials Testing Analyst is responsible for maintaining the material quality assurance program, which is accomplished through on-site manufacturing inspections, incoming material sampling inspections, and material analysis and reporting of in-service material failures. The Materials Testing Analyst is also responsible for lab activities in support of testing and evaluating new materials to be used in the gas system. This position will also evaluate new technologies and assist in the implementation, tracking and reporting on status of the technology being introduced. Analyst responds to corporate-wide, material-based requests for technical support.

Functional Expertise:

  • Establishes testing protocols for tools and materials with guidance from industry standards such as ASTM, ANSI and API. Conducts testing and ensures all laboratory equipment is maintained to the appropriate standards.

  • Develops and implements statistical sampling of incoming materials to ensure material quality. Compares sampling results against the product requirements specified in the purchase order.

  • Sets criteria and operates equipment and tools in order to evaluate their performance.

  • Conducts root-cause analysis of in-use materials/tools deemed defective or to have failed.

  • Writes formal, analytical communications including approval reports, corrective action reports, material standards, procedures, and operating manuals.

  • Performs gas analysis utilizing gas chromatography

Business Acumen:

  • Collects and organizes data on material and tool performance. Compares actual performance to published expectations and enterprise needs.

Engagement:

  • Collaborates with Materials Engineer(s) in the preparation of laboratory and field tests, data analysis, and reporting required for evaluation of new products, materials, and technologies.

  • Prepares communication plan in regards to the introduction of new products, changes to existing products, and material failure analysis response.

  • Responds to internal requests enterprise-wide for technical support as it relates to materials, system components, purging requirements, and gas composition.

  • Interacts with third party labs for specialized testing.

Driving Results:

  • Monitors material performance to service level and listed standards

  • Ensures tests are conducted to meet customers’ scope and project deadlines

  • Conducts on-site manufacturing inspections to ensure vendor compliance with specified requirements of the material being purchased.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

Analyst / Senior Analyst

  • Associate’s Degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience in manufacturing, laboratory, or industrial testing environment

Engineer / Engineer, Intermediate

  • BA/BS in recognized engineering discipline

Preferred:

  • Training in product testing procedures

  • Project management experience

  • EIT or Professional Engineering License

    Related Work Experience:

Required:

Analyst

  • 2 years’ experience in a gas utility, pipeline transmission, or other energy-related field

  • Experience in a laboratory or other controlled testing environment.

Senior Analyst

  • 10 years’ experience in a gas utility, pipeline transmission, or other energy-related field

  • Experience in a laboratory or other controlled testing environment.

Engineer, Intermediate

  • 2 years of engineering or operations experience in a gas utility, pipeline transmission, or other energy-related field including gas industry equipment manufacturing.

  • Experience in a laboratory or other controlled testing environment.

Engineer

  • 5 years of engineering or operations experience in a gas utility, pipeline transmission, or other energy-related field including gas industry equipment manufacturing.

  • Experience in a laboratory or other controlled testing environment.

Preferred:

  • Experience with material specifications

  • Materials Quality Assurance / Quality Control background

Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required:

  • Use of hand tools and power tools

  • Thorough knowledge of material testing protocols

  • Thorough understanding of ASTM standards, API standards, ANSI standards and other standards as referenced in 49CFR192.7.

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Innovation

  • Flexibility/Adaptability

  • Results-Orientation

  • Problem Solving and Analysis

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Basic knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred:

  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional Traveler (5-20% travel): The incumbent will be required to travel on occasion. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.

  • This position requires constant standing or walking.

  • This position occasionally requires the incumbent to reach above shoulder-level

  • This position frequently requires the incumbent to bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • This position requires the ability to lift 10-25 pounds.

  • The incumbent works in an office and laboratory environment.

  • The incumbent may/will work near or with moving mechanical parts.

  • The incumbent may/will be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or chemicals.

  • The incumbent may/will be exposed to varying outdoor weather conditions.

  • The incumbent may/will be exposed to excessive noise.

    Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Glen Ellyn

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Glen Ellyn - 90 N Finley Rd. (90GlenEllynCODE)

90 N Finley Rd.

Glen Ellyn, 60137

Req ID: GAS2003245

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