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Mechanical Engineer

Houston, TX | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/24/2018 Job ID: 16573 Function: Engineering Pay Rate: $70,000 - $100,000 (Depending on Experience)

Mechanical Engineer

Position Location: Houston, TX

Position Type: Direct Hire

Position Salary: $70,000 - $105,000 Base (Depending on Experience)\


  • Perform Root Cause Analysis on equipment and service failures; identify root causes of incidents and present detail recommended preventative/corrective actions to internal staff, management, and clients.
  • Travel to customer locations to conduct investigations may be required.
  • Gather and examine reliability data from the field, Reliability database and IMARKS; correlate the data for analysis using well defined engineering techniques and principles and identify trends.
  • Consult with field and Manufacturing to identify product improvements/failures/safety measures.
  • Perform life cycle cost analysis on new equipment, repairs, and upgrades; identify opportunities to reduce costs where costs are excessive.
  • Identify and document cost of failure as it relates to tool repairs, lost revenue, shipping and penalties.
  • Communicate published ECN and Tech Alerts within the district; hold and lead regular review meetings with all relevant parties.
  • Ensure that corrective actions and change requests from within the district are communicated via C-PAR’s or CR’s and follow up with their approval and implementation.
  • Be proactive in offering suggestions and/or proposals to improve product line reliability, reduce maintenance costs, increase revenue, and improve maintenance efficiency.
  • Assist with the introduction of new products within the district with a focus on identification of problems and feedback of corrective and preventative actions.
  • Confirm runs where equipment is operated out of specification, identify the costs expected to return the equipment to operating condition and the corrective actions needed to prevent recurrence, and prepare billing reports for clients where applicable.
  • Ensure that all district personnel are familiar with and adhering to internal reporting systems.
  • Ensure memory data from each run is consolidated, available and uploaded on the shared drive in each location.
  • Assist with troubleshooting and correct classification of equipment failures within district. Serve as technical point of contact for internal and external customers.
  • Provide technical support for tenders and review customer specifications to include vetting the feasibility of meeting those requirements. Work with Engineering to draft technical bulletins, service bulletins, and customer specific communications.
  • Prepare and present technical sales presentations to customers. Investigate and complete warranty claims.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Technical related degree. Masters preferred.
  • 3+ years’ experience in hands on oilfield environment where drilling service technologies are operated or serviced. Experience working with reciprocating rod lift product and services is a plus.
  • Previous experience dealing with independent troubleshooting of drilling service equipment is a plus
  • Background performing root cause analysis leading to correct action implementation is beneficial as well.
  • Must have strong communication skills both verbal and written; Excellent organization, troubleshooting, analytical, and multitasking skills are beneficial as well; Strong technical writing skills required too.
  • Strong ability to collaborate with other employees and build teams within different departments in necessary for the role.
  • Experience working with MS Office and ERP Software is necessary for the role; SAP or JDE, preferred
  • Must be willing to travel to client sites as needed.


  • Full Benefits

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 3 weeks of submitting your application.

Daniel Heidrick
Recruiter - Murray Technical

Specializing in placing talent in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Operations roles.

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