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Senior Mechanical Engineer

09 October 2019


Position: Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job type: Permanent

Location: Katy, Houston

Petroplan is currently working with a Privately funded start-up business who are currently in the R&D stage of bringing a new tool to market and because of this a need has arisen within the operations team to add an experienced Mechanical Engineer.

In this position, you will work in a small dynamic and cross functional team to develop and design technology for new downhole tools. You will be expected to develop specifications, generate and evaluate options for mechanical design of components and specific technologies while also identifying opportunities to outsource specific. Key challenges will include:

  • Developing technical specifications for all new and existing products
  • Design, develop, analyze and document product designs which meet the functional, cost, reliability, manufacturability and safety requirements of the product.
  • Acquire and apply skills necessary to design, develop and introduce new products with the greatest possible design margins and in the shortest amount of time.
  • Identifies, quantifies, and implements tools, methods, processes and equipment, which improve the quality, reliability and performance of the product.

You must have at least 6 years of experience, including recent experience in oil and gas operations working as a Mechanical Engineer on Research and Development.

Suitable candidates will be a driven, autonomous, self-motivated safety professional who is passionate and hungry to succeed.

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Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

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