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Senior Engineer - Drilling Services

Houston, Texas
Job Type
17 May 2024

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 other's 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.


Weatherford is hiring a Senior Engineer for our West Hardy Road facility in Houston, TX.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer, at an advanced level, must have demonstrated knowledge of performing fundamental engineering tasks including: strength of materials, stress analysis, simple and complex torque, tension, compression, combined loading problems, material selection, cost estimation and tolerance studies. Will work individually and as part of a team. The team consists of product line engineers and managers in order to identify and enable product improvements, standardization, certification, etc. Support management and perform various other duties and activities as assigned within the physical constraints of the job.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Maintains the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring that all activities are carried out ethically and in compliance with Company policies and procedures, relevant laws, regulations, standards and industry practices
  • Responsible with being familiar with the Company's Security, Compliance & HSE policies and takes an active role in the compliance & improvement of Weatherfords Management System including meeting all reporting requirements
  • Complies with the Company's Rules to Live By and all applicable rules, regulations and standards that the Company abides by
  • Places Quality, Health & Safety, Security and protection of the Environment as core values while never intentionally placing employees, our processes, customers or the communities in which we live and work at risk of loss.
  • Seeks continual improvement in Quality, Health, Safety, Security & protection of the Environment, taking into account responsible care, process vulnerabilities, public, customer and employee inputs, knowledge and technology and best business practices to exceed customer expectations
  • In a supervisory / management role demonstrates effective safety leadership by being responsible for the health and safety arrangements of all and any subordinates and for any persons visiting them while on the Company premises to enhance the Company's commitment to safety performance

  • Responsible for being familiar with the Company's Quality policies and takes an active role in the compliance and improvement of Weatherfords Management System
  • Maintains service quality as immediate priorities when working across all areas of the business

  • Demonstrate knowledge of high speed practices and standards for electronic circuit boards and assemblies.
  • Will contribute to analysis, design, testing, integration and documentation of printed circuit assemblies and higher-level system interfaces.
  • Sustaining work with product engineers and managers to identify and enable product improvements, standardization, certification, etc. as well as identifying and approving alternates due to obsolescence and supply shortages.
  • Assist field engineers with equipment failures and anomalies via internal remote support queries.

  • Maintains effective communications with all key stakeholders both internal and where appropriate external
  • In a supervisory/management role clearly communicates expectations, roles and responsibilities to their reports

  • All employees have an accountability to the organisation to be financially responsible whether they are in charge of a function budget or simply their own expenses
  • Costs incurred should be within approved budget and processed within agreed time frames and following the relevant financial policy and procedure

  • Employees have a responsibility for developing their own careers within the Company including completing all necessary function training to enhance their skills and experience
  • Employees must complete all assigned Compliance & Company Standards training
  • Employees should engage on a regular basis with their line manager to discuss their personal performance, objectives and opportunities to enhance their skills and experience to support their career potential
  • Employees in a supervisory role are responsible for actively engaging their employees to support talent management through Weatherford's performance management & coaching tools and processes, including but not limited to talent assessments and succession planning
  • Employees in a supervisory role are responsible for driving strategies for the recruitment & retention of key personal & to foster an environment that enables the Company to attract & retain a high performing talented workforce

  • Demonstrates leadership, ethical behaviour and adherence to Weatherford standards at all times


Experience & Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • 8+ years of strong experience in mechanical engineering/project management

  • Autodesk Inventor/Creo/Solidworks, FEA/CFD
  • 8+ years of oil field experience.
  • Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills.
  • Advanced and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and aspects.
  • Developing experimental test programs.
  • Understanding the analysis of failures.
  • Understands theoretical calculations.
  • Willingness to target minimum viable product to align with program objectives.
  • Ability to perform comprehensive analysis of critical components to eliminate possible failure modes.
  • Microsoft office suite

  • Knowledge of rotary steerable systems.
  • Experience with FEA/CFD.
  • Working knowledge of downhole oilfield tools.
  • Familiar with generating manufacturing detailed drawings.
  • Methodical, proactive and naturally inquisitive.
  • Good communication skills.
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  • Job Reference: 1327820161-2
  • Date Posted: 17 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Weatherford
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent