Design Engineer II Job at Weatherford, Houston, TX

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  • Weatherford
  • Houston, TX

Job Description

Overview

Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each others successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Responsibilities

Weatherford is hiring a Design Engineer II for our Spencer Road Research & Development facility in Houston, TX. The Design Engineer II will perform routine tasks in the design of new products and makes improvements to existing products. Learning to evaluate products, parts, or processes for cost efficiency and reliability. Work is overseen by leader to ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular discipline. Resolves routine questions or problems, referring only complex issues to a higher level.

QHSE Responsibilities
  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety, Security and the Environment.
  • Attends safety meetings and conducts all activities in a safe manner.
  • Applies Weatherford, and where appropriate Client Companys Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Policies.
  • Understands and complies with the Enterprise Excellence Initiative.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs fundamental engineering tasks within the established Product Development Process. These tasks include but are not limited to:
    • Strength of material problems
    • Stress analysis
    • Torque
    • Tension
    • Burst
    • Collapse
    • Compression
    • Complexed statics and dynamics
    • Hydraulics
    • Material/Coating selection
    • Cost estimation
    • Tolerance studies
  • Modifies existing products to meet internal or external customer requirements.
  • Creates engineering layouts for fit, form and function.
  • Prepares calculations and design packages as required to complete design reviews.
  • Prepares, checks and or directs the preparation of detailed drawings and layouts.
  • Coordinates the manufacture of prototypes.
  • Develops experimental test programs.
  • Builds test tools and test fixtures in the test lab.
  • Conducts experimental test programs
  • Analyses test data to determine if the product meets predetermined technical specifications.
  • Prepares documentation as required for Engineering files.
  • Develops new products and services.
  • Prevents or eliminates defects in new or existing products.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of fundamental design tools such as threaded connections, seals, plated surfaces, heat treating, etc.
  • Understands the key limitations and advantages to manufacturing the product in different manners.
  • Conducts the analysis of failures and makes recommendations.
  • May utilize computer driven engineering software to complete complex analysis.
  • Manages projects both large and small with focus on delivering quality work on schedule.
  • Coordinates all activities associated with technical developments, scheduling, budgeting, and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • Interfaces with vendors and manufacturing
  • Assists others with all engineering activities to include working within the Product Development Process.
  • Anticipates possible failure modes on products and recommends solutions based on experience.
  • Performs comprehensive analysis of critical components to eliminate possible failure modes.
  • Routinely demonstrates the ability to converge on a solution in a commercially viable amount of time in the absence of extensive guidance.
  • Performs task/project of a larger scope than a Design Engineer I; Will lead specific tasks in the project scope.
  • Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.
  • Performs various other duties and activities as assigned by senior management within the physical constraints of the job.
  • Working knowledge of Oil & Gas downhole equipment - (packers, motors, fishing, intervention equipment, etc).
  • Exposure to downhole products and operations.
  • Performs various other duties and activities as assigned by senior management within the physical constraints of the job.

Qualifications

Essential
  • 3-5+ years of engineering experience
  • Product development/platform enhancement experience required.
  • Independent engineer, capable of pursuing the necessary information needed to make a decision and then make that decision, even when the information collected is less than complete.
  • Microsoft office suite
  • Proven technical problem-solving ability.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
Preferred
  • Project Management Experience - Preferred
  • Working knowledge and exposure to downhole Oilfield tools as well as Rubber and Elastomer products.
  • Creo/Pro-E, FEA/CFD design and detail
  • Working knowledge of API 11D1 / ISO14310 / API 6A / DS-1 as well other API specifications
  • At least (3) three years of mechanical design involving hydraulics, stress analysis, with exposure to intervention products as well as rubber and elastomer products.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Essential
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 3 years design related experience.

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