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United States Houston: Senior Mechanical Engineer

United States Houston: Senior Mechanical Engineer

Date: May 9, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032

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.

Acts as a mechanical lead by establishing development plans and preparing for design reviews. Applies and interprets engineering calculations to obtain design solutions and troubleshoot erroneous results. Defines input requirements and develops functional specifications to deliver excellence in design. Independently processes data, writes engineering reports, and conducts diagnosis of routine hardware malfunctions. Coordinates with project leads to produce project deliverables by assessing input requirements and applying functional specifications


Mechanical Engineering Degree from a well-recognized university with a minimum of 8 years of experience in downhole tool design. Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering is highly recommendable. PhD in Mechanical engineering is an asset.


The candidate for this position is expected to:

-Be well acquainted with the design and application of mud motors. Familiar with the design of power sections, transmission and bearing pack assemblies.

-Have excellent knowledge on solid mechanics, static structural analysis and non-linear structural analysis.

-Have good knowledge of numerical methods of solving more complex solutions, FEA (Ansys preferred).

-Have advance knowledge and execution of SolidWorks.

-Have knowledge of ASME GD&T specification.

-Understand the effects and application of tolerance stacks.

-Good knowledge of dynamics and vibration and how they affect the design of parts and assemblies.

-Have knowledge of mode-shapes, natural frequencies, and damping.

-Have knowledge in failure modes and criteria.

-Have good Knowledge in fluid mechanics and able to apply standard calculations to systems.

-Have good knowledge and application of fluid mechanics to a system for analysis through the use of CFD.

-Be familiar with the design and BHA.

-Be very familiar with coatings and their applications, especially hard surfacing.

-Have good knowledge on material selection and application.

-Be very familiar with the effects and application of surface treatments (nitriding, carburizing, shot peening etc.)

-Be well acquainted with the selection and application of elastomeric materials based on design requirements.

-Have knowledge of the various seal materials and compatibility with various fluids, especially different types of drilling muds.

-Have knowledge of different bearing types, (thrust, radial) with especial knowledge of friction radial bearings and ball-stacked bearings. Knowledge of failure modes associated with each bearing type and design methods for each.

-Have knowledge and application of thread strength calculations, Industry standard thread forms and standards, BSR And Ab/Ap calculations and meaning, lead effects, taper effects, shoulder geometry effects, lubrication effects, treatment effects.

-Be acquainted with effects of corrosion, erosion and abrasion and the different methods to fight them.

-Have excellent communication skills.


Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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


Job Details

Requisition Number: 39282  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology 
Product Service Line: Sperry Drilling Svcs  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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