Req Number: 18938BR
We are seeking an Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Specialist Engineer to join the Nonmetallic Engineering Division of the Consulting Services Department.
The Nonmetallic Engineering Division is responsible for providing specialized engineering consultation to promote the use of nonmetallic materials within Saudi Aramco facilities in line with the Saudi Aramco nonmetallic roadmap mission.
The 3D Printing Specialist Engineer’s primary role is to provide expert engineering support in the additive manufacturing/3D printing sector, and acting as subject matter expert for analyzing and solving additive manufacturing/3D printing related problems. Serve as a Saudi Aramco representative in technical conferences, professional associations and standard committees.
As the successful candidate you will hold a bachelor’s degree in industrial/mechanical/materials engineering from a recognized and approved university program. An advanced degree is preferred, with specialization in additive manufacturing/3D printing.
You will have minimum ten years of experience in industrial/mechanical/materials engineering, including a minimum five years of experience working in an additive manufacturing/3D printing environment, with the following competencies:
You will have basic core competencies encompassing knowledge on manufacturing, materials science, product design, marketing, logistics and additive manufacturing software.
You must have fundamental knowledge of metal/composite/polymer science and engineering, i.e., material structures, physical properties, formulation, synthesis, compounding, characterization and analytical techniques.
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of quality management, statistical principles, including design of experiments, process capability assessment, Six Sigma principles and lean manufacturing.
Experience in different additive manufacturing/3D printing processes and technologies, with hands-on experience in printing metallic/composite/polymer components is a requirement.
Conversant in worldwide additive manufacturing/3D printing market trends, supply chain, forecasting, and future technological developments.
Familiar with other part-making techniques such as machining, casting and molding.
Experience in conceptualization, product development to product placement, production scale-up and commercialization is preferred.
You will also have experience on design and stress-analysis with working experience of 3D CAD systems (e.g., Solid Works, Autodesk).
You will have up-to-date knowledge on the most recent international and regional additive manufacturing/3D printing standards and regulations. Membership/affiliation in major technical and professional organizations.
You will have an acceptable knowledge about oil and gas business and applications.
You will have a general knowledge about nonmetallic material used in oil and gas applications.
You will have superior communication and listening skills.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Develop action plan and strategy to expedite internal and external metallic and nonmetallic 3D Printed components deployment.
Promote additive manufacturing/3D printing awareness inside the Company and support deployment efforts in the region.
Identify opportunities to replace conventional oil and gas components and beyond with 3D printed alternatives.
Develop new standards, procedures and best practices to facilitate and regulate the adoption and utilization of additive manufacturing/3D printing.
Identify, develop and qualify new products, processes and technologies to implement in Saudi Aramco facilities.
Review and revision of capital projects, participate in joint venture transition and introducing qualified 3D Printed products. Attend project review meetings in or out of Kingdom as needed.
Serve on international standards writing bodies as the opportunity allows. Lead value engineering sessions for 3D printed products and update accordingly.
Perform technical assessment of new vendor facility, their qualification and approval and conduct periodic assessment to maintain regulated vendor list.
Assist in the development of inspection procedures and quality control criteria to assess external additive manufacturing/3D printing suppliers.
Lead investigations and evaluate product deficiencies of local and out-of-Kingdom manufacturers.
Participate in providing training courses to develop young engineers.
Mentor engineers and share your knowledge and experience.
Publish technical papers in refereed journals.
Lead or be a team member in specialized tasks, such as incident investigation teams, special audit teams, value engineering teams, organizational improvement teams, etc.
The Engineering & Project Management (E&PM) business line studies, plans and oversees the construction of the Company’s new facilities, including some of the biggest and most complex projects in the petroleum industry. Recently, Saudi Aramco completed the largest capital program in its history that included new or expanded oil, gas and petrochemical facilities, raising maximum sustainable crude oil production capacity to 12 million barrels per day and significantly increasing gas production and processing capacities. Among the recently completed projects was the largest crude oil increment in the history of the industry: Khurais, with a production capacity of 1.2 million barrels per day. More challenges lie ahead, with a slate of new or expanded oil, gas, refining and petrochemical projects in the works. E&PM also manages the Company’s Research & Development Center where scientists investigate topics such as the desulfurization of crude oil, advanced fuel formulations for next generation combustion engines, and reservoir nano-scale robots (Resbots™) for injection into reservoirs to record their properties.
About Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company; its upstream operations are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it also operates a global downstream business. Headquartered in the city of Dhahran, the company operates in eight locations within the Kingdom and 20 locations overseas, and employs around 76,000 people.