General Electric Laboratory Material Characterization Scientist (R&D) - Houston, TX in HOUSTON, Texas

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Role Summary:

Baker Hughes, a GE company is currently hiring a Laboratory Material Characterization Scientist based in Houston, Texas.

In this role you will work as part of the Enterprise Materials Research team in the laboratory with a focus on the development and integrity of materials data through the operation, calibration, maintenance, and development of electron beam and X-ray characterization.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and calibration of laboratory equipment

  • Manage work according to group priorities both internally and with external suppliers

  • Assist in procuring and characterizing test materials which meet targeted research goals

  • Assist engineers and scientist with test preparation and data analysis

  • Independently perform testing or sample analysis

  • Conduct testing according to internal procedures or team instructions

  • Commitment to a safety culture of continuous improvement


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or related technical discipline

  • 1+ years of relevant laboratory experience

  • Experience in the operation and care of electron microscope and X-ray diffraction equipment

  • Experience in the analysis and interpretations of data derived from electron microscopy or X-ray diffraction

  • Familiarity with a laboratory environment

  • Knowledge of MS Office products

  • Ability to maintain clear records, follow-up established procedures, and contribute to laboratory improvements

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with engineers, scientists, and other technicians across departments

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Engineering, Science or related technical discipline preferred

  • Experience in an industrial laboratory environment

  • Demonstrated ability in the overhaul of advanced material characterization equipment

  • Experience in novel test and equipment development

  • Understanding of statistics

  • Associated experience in other chemical or material analytical methods


Houston, TX

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Locations: United States; Texas; HOUSTON

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.