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Senior Design Engineer - Downhole Products

4730 Consulate Plaza Dr #190, Houston, TX 77032, USA Req #109
Monday, April 1, 2019
Varel International Energy Services (VIES) is a global company comprised of three divisions servicing the Oil & Gas, Mining & Industrial businesses.  We operate in over 120 countries providing drilling and completion equipment, knowledge and expertise to achieve customer goals.  The key to the company's success is our innovative employees.  VIES offers an exciting and fast paced work environment, attractive benefits, and competitive pay. If you’re looking to invest in your career development, Varel International Energy Services is the right place for you. Come join our team! 

Downhole Products designs, manufactures, and services application specific casing accessories and cementing tools for the Oil and Gas industries. Our proprietary design capabilities, efficient manufacturing, and global sales force uniquely position us to provide reliable completion solutions faster than anyone else. We are a customer focused company with an innovative team conducting business in a responsible manner with a passion to win. 

Summary: Manage, support and deliver sustaining engineering projects relating to existing product lines.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for current product line: modification, line extension, and validation testing projects

  • Identify new product opportunities and contribute to product development process

  • Ensure products meet or exceed relevant industry standards

  • Drive sustaining projects to ensure DHP products are ’best in industry’

  • Contribute to the review, development and implementation of innovative and effective design working practices

  • Assist in the delivery of product technical data packs

  • Generate reports, technical bulletins and updates for distribution, both internally and

  • Assist in the development of all engineering related processes and procedures

  • Assist in the delivery of engineering strategies and processes to meet business objectives

  • Technical support to Sales and Operations, as required

  • Assist with the management and direction of the Engineering group

  • Ensure strong communication between Engineering team and other departments, both local and international

  • Travel to support any product sustaining-related activities, as required

  • Openly contribute to all technical related discussions, design reviews and internal

  • Provide leadership and coaching to the Engineering team, as required

  • Assist marketing in the launch of new products

  • Provide support to investigation of product quality-related issues

  • Follow and promote the policies of VIES, Employee and EHS policies

  • Report any accidents, incidents or near misses to your Department Manager or a EHS committee member immediately

Education and/or Experience: 


Mechanical Engineering or similar degree and 10 years (minimum) in oilfield design, preferably downhole tools.  Understanding of oil & gas well construction and completions methods and technology.  Understanding of engineering design principles and practices. Microsoft Office suite; Solidworks (or similar 3D CAD experience).

Thank you for your interest in a career with Varel International Energy Services. 
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  • 4730 Consulate Plaza Dr #190, Houston, TX 77032, USA