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Mechanical Engineer

Updated: Jul 10 2013
Desired Expertise: Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics
Experience: 0+ years
Minimum Education: PhD/Doctorate
Location: Houston, TX, US
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Job Description:

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for the development or sustainment of new or improved techniques, procedures, or products for drilling bits. Activities include providing technical support to the field and other functional groups through analyzing and diagnosing product-related issues; understanding the mechanism of bit-rock interaction; and conceptualizing, designing, and testing new components and cutting structures.


  • Investigates bit-rock interaction, generates new ideas, and develops innovative bit-cutting structures with proprietary dynamic drilling analysis software and laboratory and field testing.
  • Develops bit structural integrity analysis tools and performs analyses to identify and improve structural limiters for different drilling applications.
  • Provides finite-element analysis (FEA) support to field, design, material, reliability, and manufacturing groups in identifying failure root causes and in developing new products and processes.
  • Conducts and/or participates in technical design reviews; brainstorming sessions with peers, domain experts, manufacturing, product reliability, and product engineers to ensure the objectives for new product development are met. Interacts with product engineers, drilling engineers, and customers to conduct effective field testing of new products and evaluate bit performance.
  • Generates and maintains product documentation (requirements, specifications, designs, development, integration, test procedures, and results) for projects.


  • PhD degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.
  • Strong knowledge of solid mechanics and/or vibration.
  • Knowledge of materials engineering and heat transfer preferred.
  • Experience in mechanical design and FEA methods.
  • Experience in programming and Python scripting preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience in generating novel product solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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