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Downhole Technology - Mechanical Engineer - Houston

09 August 2018


My client is a Engineering and Manufacturing firm focused around downhole tools and technology such as MWD, LWD and Wireline tools. They focus mainly on the R&D side, but also do sustainable work as well. They are looking to bring on a well versed Mechanical Engineer with prior experience in this space. Please review the following duties and requirements:

Job Duties:

  • Analyze mechanical failures and design solutions.
  • Design fixtures to improve in-house testing and assembly.
  • Maintain existing technical drawings.
  • Designing tools for high temperature/high pressure environments
  • Conduct small projects to increase reliability and performance of existing products.
  • Create 3D drawings for designs, and follow them through their lifecycle, assisting with the manufacturing process in the machine shop.
  • Might be subjected to other task in relations to this role.


  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent STEM degree
  • 5 years of experience working with Downhole Tools
  • Proficient in SolidWorks 3D software and AutoCAD
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers, designers, and drafters.

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