Engineer, Materials Testing-Topeka

Topeka, KS

Position Description:

Job Posting Removal Date -This position will be removed on February 19th, 2024.

This position is responsible for performing root-cause analyses and material evaluations on pipeline materials and equipment. This includes applying engineering principles to solve complex materials-related problems, reviewing material specifications and drawings, developing test protocols, performing material tests, and communicating with various work groups. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude, give high attention to detail, be willing to be hands-on with tools and equipment, communicate effectively, and collaborate as a team member. This position is an on-site position located in Topeka, KS.

What You Will Do

Perform material testing and failure analysis on pipeline materials and equipment.

Create and develop material test protocols and build associated test fixtures.

Use test equipment and tools including calipers, micrometers, multimeters, tensile machine, stress chambers, gas chromatograph, and others.

Coordinate and perform a basic level of engineering activities.

Coordinate, assist, and perform engineering activities relative to the material specifications and selection design, operation, and maintenance of company pipeline and storage systems and related facilities.

Coordinate and perform lab equipment calibration.

Collaborate with team members on material specifications and testing.

Communicate with manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers regarding material specifications, failure analyses and design changes.

Perform gas constituent analysis using gas chromatography. Interpret and report results.

Provide technical and engineering assistance to management, employees, governmental/regulatory personnel, contractors, customers, and others on matters including:

  • Meter and regulator settings

  • Piping material requirements and specifications

  • Equipment/system design

  • Pipeline sizes

  • Database analyses

  • Procedures

Review, summarize, and prepare information including:

  • Lab reports

  • Materials bulletins and notifications

  • Industry standards for materials testing and performance

  • Analytical reports

  • Engineering studies

Regular and reliable attendance is required in performance of job.

Employee may be asked to perform additional responsibilities as assigned.

What You Will Need

Bachelor's degree in engineering.

Working knowledge of piping standards and related governmental regulations.

Application of math, algebraic formulas, calculus, and statistics.

Experience in use and function of office equipment including computers and software such as AutoCAD, Excel (can perform complex functions) , Access, and other relevant software.

Comfortable working with tools and test equipment in a laboratory setting.

Experience with:

  • Transmission/distribution pipeline operations

  • Company/governmental operating and safety procedures

  • Laboratory testing procedures

  • Industry material standards (ASTM, ASME, ANSI, API, MSS, etc.)

  • Material chemistry and metallurgy

  • Gas chromatography

  • Technical Writing

Identify, research, and prioritize problems or specific situations and coordinate appropriate action/response.

Read and interpret governmental regulations, blueprints, parts and assembly drawings, industry standards, manuals, specifications, charts, and various reports and correspondence.

Interact, negotiate, and advise accordingly.

Develop information and make presentations to groups and individuals.

Read and write fluently in English.

Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification. (Specified by position) preferred.

Applicable driver's license.

Mobility to travel in and around plant and office facilities and around job sites out of doors.

Operate tools and equipment.

Communicate and exchange information; conduct oral presentations.

Visual abilities to perform job responsibilities.

Diversity at ONE Gas

Inclusion & Diversity is so important to us that we made it one of our core values, values that guide and direct our actions as we go about our daily business. We know that every employee makes a difference and contributes to our success through their unique talents and abilities. We also acknowledge that we can accomplish great things by listening and learning from each other.

ONE Gas has great benefits! Here are just a few:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision packages that fit your family's needs.

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401K that is 100% matched up to 6%.

  • Profit Sharing Plan

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Basic and Operation Employee Term Life Insurance

  • Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement

Position Requirements:


The job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of ONE Gas. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

ONE Gas, Inc., and its divisions will provide equal employment opportunity for qualified persons without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military status or genetic information.

Job ID: 5241

Functional Area: Engineering

Position Type: Full-Time Regular

Relocation Provided: Yes

Location: Topeka, KS


Internal / External: Internal and External

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