Applus+

Iowa State - Field Engineer

US-MN-New Hope | US-Remote
Internal Title
Field Engineer 1
Requisition ID
2018-2036
# of Openings
5
Category
Engineering

Company Bio

*This position is ONLY for Iowa State Materials and Mechanical Engineering Students*

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Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and, oil and gas industries. We are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of our clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. We deliver this through our technical capabilities, innovative approach, and our motivated team who are committed to operational excellence.

 

Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, our teams have expanded with 19,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry.
Together beyond standards.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Position Purpose

  • The main function of the Field Engineer 1 is to provide engineering support related to welds performed on pipelines and the quality assurance inspections for pipeline operators. Performing; mechanical assessment of pipeline damages such as external corrosion, internal corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, mechanical damage and seam weld quality.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete extensive training and field experience in the initial 18 months to gain certifications in several standard and specialized NDE methods.
  • Gain field experience gathering and communicating information to support pipeline operators with solutions (mechanical assessment of pipeline damages such as external corrosion, internal corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, mechanical damage and seam weld quality) to assist in the management of the integrity of their pipeline systems in accordance with the Pipeline Safety Act of 2002 and the associated industrial regulations.
  • Perform Non-destructive testing and evaluation of pipelines through various processes, including magnetic particle testing, ultrasonic testing, and liquid penetrant testing.
  • Write reports for clients regarding testing and evaluation results.
  • Create Excel spreadsheets for project data entry, including testing results.
  • Administration management of projects, such as purchase orders and billing.
  • Support operational inquires in a timely manner.  Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Maintain a strong customer service focus.
  • Enforce and abide the requirements of safe operation and personal safety using required Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Practices per company policy.  
  • Perform other job related tasks as assigned by management.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Not Applicable

Knowledge and Skills

  • Practical application of Mechanical/Materials Engineering and or Engineering Science and Technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 
  • Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 
  • Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • Chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Detail oriented with a dedication to the quality control and quality assurance process; ability to understand and read complex design and fabrication plans and specifications. 
  • Ability to multi-task and properly execute multiple simultaneous assignments without sacrificing efficiency or quality of the work.
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Be capable of developing written work instructions from approved general procedures.
  • Must have working knowledge of MS Office Suite of products
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Basic knowledge of materials and mechanical design.
  • Learn and abide by contract policies and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve less complex technical problems quickly and independently.
  • Complete all required training, including tests, within company guidelines 
  • Be proficient with standard computer software (such as MS Word and Excel) and be able to write detailed inspection and shutdown reports while maintaining an organized system of files. 
  • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+.  Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Materials Engineering or related field from Iowa State University required.
  • Minimum of 2 years Mechanical/Materials engineering  or related field experience, including projects highly desired.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve less complex technical problems quickly and independently.
  • Basic knowledge of materials and mechanical design.

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Employee must be able to pass an annual eye examination per the requirements
  • Must meet minimum company requirements to operate a company vehicle and be eligible for coverage under Company insurance program.

Physical Activities and Requirements

  • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine/equipment or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion. 
  • Balancing: Maintaining the body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. 
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles. 
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Deductive Reasoning: The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

 

Working Conditions

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment
  • May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces
  • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud when working on project site.
  • Overtime required during the week and weekend with work volume 
  • Ability to travel when required, nationally, up to 75% of the time.

 

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