Early Career Metallurgical Materials Engineer

Southern Ionics Minerals, LLC

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Newark, DE

Job Description

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Job Overview:

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.

Chemours is seeking an Early Career Metallurgical Materials Engineer to join our growing Engineering Technology team! This position will report directly to the Engineering Technology Manager and will be located at the Chemours Discovery Hub in Newark, Delaware.

The metallurgical materials engineer will act as the first point of contact for materials related inquiries. They will work closely with plant site personnel and other members of the Engineering Technology team to provide material recommendations throughout Chemours. This will include fabrication and repair assistance, corrosion and welding evaluations, material selection, equipment design, and failure analysis. This position will support both US and international Chemours plant sites across multiple business units.

We offer flexibility in work hours and are a Certified Great Place to Work!

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing consulting services in metallurgical engineering and related technologies to Chemours global businesses, including technical support to plant operations and capital projects.

  • Initiating and completing thorough materials studies which include corrosion, mechanical, and/or metallographic testing that have direct impact on the various Chemours businesses

  • Investigating failed components, metallographic preparation, microstructure interpretation, analyzing data, and problem solving using a scientific approach

  • Assisting in materials selection of chemical process industry equipment including, but not limited to, pressure vessels, piping, tubing, and valves

  • Providing guidance on fabrication and repair techniques as well as inspection and condition assessments of existing equipment

  • Networking with company resources and cross-functional teams to achieve timely solutions to business problems

  • Providing technical recommendations and performing all job duties while adhering to and embodying Chemours Safety Obsession and other Core Values

  • Working closely with plant personnel to understand various chemical processes, potential failure mechanisms, and inspection techniques

  • Traveling to plant sites and fabrication shops for face-to-face interactions (approximately 25%)

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • BS or MS Candidate in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Engineering with an emphasis in Metallurgy and a fundamental understanding of metallic materials

  • 0-3 years of experience in chemical manufacturing, metals processing, and/or R&D in similar fields

  • Comfortable collaborating in a diverse, multi-disciplinary team environment with a high degree of initiative and self-motivation, and flexibility to monitor and move projects forward quickly and safely

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and a "hands-on" attitude

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills necessary to present integrated engineering solutions to all levels within Chemours

  • Ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple, complex, time-sensitive projects

  • Ability to access and network with appropriate site and corporate teams to gain or share knowledge

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Preference for GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge to diagnose, troubleshoot, solve or help others solve equipment and/or process issues


  • Competitive Compensation

  • Comprehensive Benefits Packages

  • 401(k) Match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Learning and Development Opportunities

  • Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

  • Company-paid Volunteer Days


We are driven by our purpose to create a more colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.

Built upon a 200-year-old legacy and a world-class product portfolio, we bring everyday convenience to virtually everything people touch—in industries ranging from automotive, paints, and plastics to electronics, construction, energy, and telecommunications. We bring solutions that are better, safer, more reliable, and more sustainable, through the power of chemistry.


We see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it. By taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture, our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves—at Chemours and in life.

The “ours” in Chemours represents everyone who works here. We’re thousands strong and always looking for the best and brightest to join our team.


Five fundamental, foundational values form the substructure of our culture as a multinational corporation. They are core beliefs that guide and frame both our behaviors and our aspirations.

Our values are in part what differentiate us from others, making us uniquely Chemours.

They are—Customer Centered, Refreshing Simplicity, Collective Entrepreneurship, Safety Obsession, and Unshakable Integrity. At Chemours, our values are where everything begins.

We were honored to be named a “Great Place to Work-Certified Company” for 2019-2020­—our second consecutive year. We were also proud to receive a Gold Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE VETS program in 2019.

Chemours is an equal opportunity employer

Chemours is an E-Verify employer

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position

At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry”.