Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Specialist

Job Description

Req Number: 17421BR

Position Description:
We are seeking a Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Specialist to join the Oil & Gas Network Integrity Division (OGNI) at the Research and Development Center.

OGNI is responsible for providing innovative solutions to enhance the reliability and improve the performance of the Company’s operating assets, while the same time developing nonmetallics-based technologies to promote global utilization of polymer composite materials in various different sectors.

You should possess a strong technical competency to identify current technical challenges in this area, propose new research projects to tackle these challenges, and develop new synthetic methods and fabrication procedures for carbon fiber technology with enhanced performance and lower cost. You will integrate a multidisciplinary team on composite materials for the O&G sector and beyond.

In addition, you will be responsible for the development and execution of research programs with clear business plans and the financial analysis of new proposed technologies, and be aware of the economic implication of any scientific and technical aspects of the ongoing research programs.

Minimum Requirements:
As a successful candidate, you should hold a doctorate in Materials Science, Polymers Science, or Chemistry from a recognized and approved program. The preferred candidate will have postdoctoral experience or work experience in the carbon fiber domain.

You should have at least 15 years of industrial or academic experience, including at least 10 years of experience working on carbon fibers manufacturing in an industrial context.

You must have a record of patents and/or publications in recognized international peer-reviewed journals, as well as noticeable experience in business planning, and techno-economic evaluations.

Outstanding communication skills in English are a requirement.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You are expected to develop and implement new disruptive research programs to expand the scientific knowledge of Saudi Aramco on nonmetallics, leading to faster new product and technology developments for the Oil & Gas Industry and beyond, and lead interdisciplinary teams to support ongoing Saudi Aramco transformational technology through the development of carbon fibers and carbon fiber-reinforced plastics-based technologies.

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