Corrosion Scientist, (2 year fixed-term contract) Port Kembla NSW
- Port Kembla NSW 2505, Australia
BlueScope is a technically advanced supplier of steel and steel products in Australia. We are an inclusive organisation and every day we showcase our technology and expertise throughout the world.
We are continuing our innovation journey and are currently looking for an experienced Corrosion Scientist to join our Product Innovation & Technology team based in Port Kembla.
This is an exciting role that will be involved in strategic work such as breakthroughs in metallic coating product development.
In this role, you will lead the design, commissioning and operation of a corrosion performance evaluation program for metallic coating developments. This will see you develop electrochemical and accelerated corrosion testing protocols, conduct testing and materials characterisation and interpret results to support decision making.
With a focus on safety and quality, you will ensure work is carried out and complies with relevant business procedures and policies as well as meets all legislative and regulatory requirements.
You will work collaboratively with an expert and creative team of metallurgists and scientists to develop and execute innovative projects to support BlueScope’s business strategy.
Who are we looking for?
Supported by a PhD in Materials Science and/or Engineering you will have demonstrated expertise in corrosion evaluation and materials characterisation relating to metallic materials, particularly in the context of metallic coatings for sheet steel. Experience in aluminium, zinc, and/or magnesium alloy development will be highly advantageous.
You will also a proven ability to professionally communicate results in scientific formats such as technical reports, literary publications, conference papers and presentations.
Leading your area of expertise within this team, it is important you can work collaboratively with, and at times lead, colleagues to critically evaluate and advise the business regarding highly strategic product and innovation initiatives.
This team is tasked with working on exciting strategic projects to support BlueScope’s commercial future, it is therefore essential you have the upmost respect for confidentiality and act with integrity.
What are the benefits?
This is an exciting time to join BlueScope as we continue with our innovation journey. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, attractive superannuation options and have the opportunity to participate in the performance incentive scheme.
We're proud to have been named an Inclusive Employer for 2019–2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia. We believe that our people are our strength. Having a diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to improve our capability and ensure continued, sustainable success.
We know that workplace flexibility can mean something different to everyone. Under our B-Flex initiative all of our roles have some degree of flexibility. We encourage you to discuss your needs with us.