Company: Halliburton
Skills: Engineering Technician
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

We are looking for the right people - people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.

Position Description and Responsibilities
  • Under broad direction, provides expertise and guidance in analysis, modification and designs for multiple projects and/or projects of great complexity
  • Requires the ability to trade off innumerable, complex, highly interdependent variables and make timely decisions
  • Considered a subject matter expert in developing electrical systems for wireline tools or systems and the application of standard electrical/electronic components for analog/digital electronics and firmware for this system
  • Applies control systems to incorporate automation of function at both micro and macro levels
  • Investigates use of alternate components and provides input on strategic sourcing of same
  • Organizes, structures and completes projects in an independent manner or lead design teams
  • Provides consultation and technology transfer to internal and external peers
  • Documents technology transfers when appropriate
  • Provides expert technical advice on electrical and/or electronic hardware and/or firmware design, modification, testing and support of downhole tools and surface systems
  • This may include analog and digital circuitry, control systems, power transmission and distribution, signal and communications systems
  • Functions as a technical specialist who makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have a far-reaching impact on extensive engineering and related activities of the company
  • Develop specifications, process study, research investigations, and report preparation
  • Provide leadership in technical solutions, new approaches to problems encountered
  • At this level individual demonstrates creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving engineering problems in the most efficient and economical manner
  • Incorporates reliability, HSE and Quality analysis during the design and test process
  • Job role contributes directly to value creation

Duties will include
  • Lead the design of electrical systems architecture of the wireline tool/automation systems and define sub-components. Define functional requirements and owner of electrical wiring diagram at product level
  • Primary contact point for sub-system integration, ensuring proper understanding of interface requirements between different subject-matter experts (hardware, firmware, software). Track and/or execute on sub-system verification plans and ensure documented results meet requirements
  • Identify test setups & equipment needed for validation of the tools and develop the test facility
  • Close collaboration with Systems Engineering and/or Technical Service to propose system-level verification test cases. Execute on system-level testing, and deliver on a validated system for commercialization. Ensure proper review and documentation is carried out
  • Independently troubleshoot integration issues faced by a complex system for wireline application, which is potentially multiple-disciplinary (Electrical, Mechanical, Control, Software, Physics). Strong fundamentals in electronics/control systems and working knowledge of standard lab equipment (scopes, DMM, power supplies, etc.) is much preferred
  • Working knowledge in the following domains is a plus: embedded systems, automation & controls, electromechanical systems, PCBA designs (analog, mixed-signals, digital, low-power to kW power electronics)
  • Local champion in reliable systems, with specific considerations to Wireline
  • Incorporate both industrial and internal best practices for data-driven analysis to quantify as well as predict reliability and performance. Applicable experience in inferential statistics is a big plus
  • Leader in commercialization process through early and close collaboration with Supply Chain function
  • Experience in BOM and documentation change management, component lead time resolution, and manufacturing qualification process is a plus

  • Skills typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering or similar discipline, and 4 years of related experience. Completion of a Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, Electronics Engineering or similar discipline is preferred. Candidates with more experience & skills may be considered for higher positions

Required Skills
  • Experience with architecture development and systems designs of complex electrical system
  • Proficiency in design/test of Control & Automation systems
  • Electrical Integration and testing
  • Proficiency troubleshooting complex electrical systems
  • Proficiency in processing laboratory and field data
  • Experience designing laboratory tests, using test equipment and analyzing results
  • Excellent written and verbal English-language communication skills
  • Ability to interact with teams characterized by diverse technical focus
  • Highly motivated and possessing an ability to quickly learn new concepts
  • Ability to test or analyze the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of equipment, components, or systems
  • Documentation of design and testing

Desired Skills
  • Experience with Downhole tool development for wireline for at least 2 years

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States

Job Details
Requisition Number: 89471
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Wireline and Perforating
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
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About Halliburton


Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s leading providers of products and services to the upstream energy industry.


Halliburton is proud to be a services company, and our customers and investors appreciate our business model.  Our strong competitive position not only comes from our geographic footprint and wide range of products and services, but also, more importantly, from the quality of our work and the dedication of our employees.


With approximately 55,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, Halliburton touches much of the oil and gas that fuel our society.


Our Business


Halliburton comprises 14 product service lines (PSLs). The PSLs operate in two divisions: Drilling and Evaluation, and Completion and Production.


Our Consulting and Project Management PSL works across both divisions and is the spearhead of our integrated-services strategy. Its financial results are included in the Drilling and Evaluation Division. PSLs are primarily responsible and accountable for strategy, technology development, process development, people development and capital allocation.


Our Values


Integrity: Ethics and integrity are the foundation of our brand and the guiding principles for all we do.

Safety: Priority number one. We are focused on our own personal safety, as well as on the safety of others.

Collaboration: We work together with customers, and understand that everyone has a role in providing the best solution.

Competition: We compete to win, knowing that competition makes everyone stronger.

Creativity: We are resourceful. We are innovative, and strive to apply the right technology and solution every time.

Reliability: We deliver what we promise. We believe the quality of our service defines who we are.

Respect: We are honest with ourselves and with each other. We value our diverse skills and talents, and know we are stronger together as one family.


These values are our corporate DNA, the foundation for how we relate to each other and to every individual and entity with whom we interact. These are the principles that every Halliburton employee is expected to use, live by, and demonstrate on a daily basis.


Own Your Career


Our people are essential to our ability to innovate, achieve, grow, and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. We invest in our employees through leadership and competency development, competitive compensation plans, health benefits, work-life programs, and reward and incentive plans.


Opportunities for career development – and the tools you need to take advantage of them – are abundant. Combine those opportunities with your drive and capabilities, and your career path can go in nearly any direction you choose.




Halliburton ranked in the Global Top 10 in the 2019 Rigzone Ideal Employer Rankings -  find out more here.