BiSN America

Metallurgist/Material Scientist

Department : Engineering

Full-Time : Exempt

Location : TBC

Job Description

BiSN specializes in creating downhole sealing elements using thermite and low melting point alloys. This individual will be responsible for the development and characterization of alloys for BiSN downhole sealing technology. The work includes understanding the downhole environment and BiSN plug setting process as it pertains to the material properties required; using literature research, hypothesize and evaluate formulations; defining and conducting experiments to characterize the properties of possible alloy candidates. Additionally, the position requires involvement with the New Product Development projects, including analysis of failed alloy parts, review and analysis of material characterization test results, formulating and communicating guidelines for use of alloys in BiSN products, as well as developing methods, processes, and guidelines for alloys and alloy parts quality assurance.

Other generic duties include:

Reporting and communicating research results to the technical manager

Using Thermo-Calc software to create, evaluate, and select new formulations

Overseeing testing program including creep testing, tensile/shear testing, corrosion testing, and effect of aging on microstructure and properties

Characterizing materials using optical microscopy and SEM/XRF/EDS/OES

Overseeing and developing/implementing guidelines for smelting and casting processes

Assisting in post-test analysis of thermite burns

Defining equipment needs

Finding and working with external partners (universities for example), for access to expertise or equipment when outside of BiSN capabilities

Interacting with and reporting results to clients when needed


Experience in material characterization using microscopy techniques mentioned above

Experience in non-ferrous casting alloys and processes

Experience in material properties and/or corrosion testing

Knowledge of steel alloys, corrosion-resistant alloys, and refractory materials is a plus

Experience in welding/brazing is a plus

A strong work ethic is expected of all employees. Health and safety are extremely important values to the company; any activity must be conducted in full compliance of the company’s Health and Safety rules.