WGL - Materials Engineer II/III

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WGL - Materials Engineer II/III

WGL is seeking a Materials Engineer II/III to evaluate, approve and address field issues and concerns related to materials, tooling and processes. You will lead significant material failure investigations, takes a leadership role with other local distribution companies (LDCs) and industry groups regarding materials engineering to promote safe and reliable service and maximize cost savings.

You will

  • Recommend material (gas carrying) additions and deletions for items listed in the Washington Gas stock book; interacts with various departments, including Supply Chain designee, regarding material sourcing activity and updating of stock book.
  • Support material failure investigations, including gathering evidence, reviewing and evaluating information, distributing alerts, coordinating tests internally or by third party forensic experts. Recommends next steps.
  • Write evaluation reports for proposed materials, material alternatives, and failure investigations.
  • Interact with manufacturers and vendors on new products or materials, changes to manufacturing plant or process, finding suitable replacement or alternative items and manufacturers in a timely fashion.
  • Conduct research with other LDCs and industry groups prior to approval of new materials, or processes.
  • Evaluate requests regarding material, process or tooling issues, malfunctions / misuse of equipment, use of new technology; meets with Construction or Operations department and develops timely solutions.
  • Participate actively on materials and emerging ecosystem-related special projects, including serving as liaison for Corporate Engineering with Construction, Operations and other groups.
  • Prepare forensic evidence and develops presentations from the data gathered to demonstrate the root cause of incidents for litigation purposes.

You must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Engineering, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related engineering field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in materials engineering or subject matter expertise in similar field.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of relevant codes (e.g., ASTM, ANSI, API standards), regulations (49 CFR Part 192), investigation techniques, and experience with root cause analyses.
  • Experience in the area of natural gas
  • "Engineer-in-Training Certificate"

For U.S. hires: U.S. affiliates of AltaGas are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.