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Corrosion / Metallurgical Engineer

Company: W.L. Gore
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.

About the Industry: Saving lives and improving the quality of life for patients is at the core of everything we do. This meaningful work gives purpose to our lives and inspires us to create solutions that make a difference in the lives of others. Learn more at gore.com/products/industries

About the Role: We are looking for a Corrosion/Metallurgical Engineer to join our Metals Platform team. In this role, you will evaluate the corrosion behavior of various materials, components, processes and implantable medical devices to ensure long term durability; and provide metallurgy support to New Product Development (NPD) and Technology teams in the development and implementation of materials and processes for medical device applications.

This position offers the option to work on-site at our Woody Springs facility in Flagstaff, Arizona, with flexible work from home options available. This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, meaning you could work remote part of the time, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs*


  • Evaluate the corrosion resistance of medical devices and components utilizing standard test methodologies, as well as coordinate the development of unique test methods
  • Recommend, execute and communicate appropriate test plans to demonstrate acceptable corrosion resistance of long-term medical implant devices
  • Define and communicate scope of work and experimental intent, conclude on scientific work and share learnings with other groups in verbal and written formats
  • Participate in external standards organizations such as American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Work with New Product Development teams, other multi-disciplined engineers, product specialists, quality assurance, manufacturing associates, as well as divisional leadership and regulatory agencies in the development of new products for medical applications
  • Design, execute, and analyze experiments based on statistical techniques
  • Develop and recommend new and state-of-the-art materials and processes for medical device applications
  • Identify critical uncertainties and the overall approach to address each uncertainty
  • Perform and write validations of processes and equipment in accordance with FDA, International Standards Organization, and Gore Quality System guidelines
  • Work with external suppliers of raw materials, components, processes, and testing
    Required Qualifications:
    • Advanced degree in Materials Science and Engineering (or related science) OR a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering (or a related science) with a minimum of 3 years of industry work experience
    • Hands-on experience in conducting corrosion testing in accordance with ASTM standards such as ASTM F2129 and ASTM F3044
    • Network and interact effectively with a broad range of associates spanning varied disciplines and responsibilities, including both internally and externally
    • Working knowledge and experience with corrosion testing including potentiodynamic polarization testing
    • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of statistics
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills with the ability to clearly communicate ideas, concepts, and conclusions to both highly technical and non-technical associates
    • Ability to have a work style of hands-on involvement with all phases of projects with the ability to work effectively in team situations as well as independently
    • Demonstrated ability in the development and execution of experiments, testing, data analysis and documentation of results
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, initiate, and drive projects to completion
    • Ability to understand electrochemical and corrosion principles
    • Ability to travel up to 10%
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Experience in the medical device industry, with familiarity of quality control systems, design control, validations, and regulatory requirements
      • Experience evaluating degradation behavior of resorbable metals
      • Working knowledge and experience with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)
        What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at gore.com/careers

        We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

        Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

        Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

        Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

        Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at gore.com/careers/contact


        Additional Information
        • Travel%: 10%
        • Shift: Day Job
        • Schedule: Full-time
        • Posting Date: Sep 14, 2023
          About Gore

          For 65 years, Gore has improved lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for Associates. We push the boundaries of what's possible - not just through our products and technologies but also through individual growth and development.

Keywords: W.L. Gore, Flagstaff , Corrosion / Metallurgical Engineer, Engineering , Flagstaff, Arizona

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