Mechanical CAD Designer | Schlumberger

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Mechanical CAD Designer

Sugar Land - United States

Position Purpose:

Generate and release engineering product file for SLB products (CAD models, drawings, specifications, and PDMS records) at a functional level of domain knowledge, Schlumberger product knowledge, independence, efficiency, and quality.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Generates subassembly-level concept designs with appropriate supervision from a project engineer, within the framework defined by the product design restrictions (size, materials, packaging, etc.).
  • Generates medium-complexity detailed designs based on layouts, sketches, 3D models, or verbal instruction, and with occasional supervision from the project engineer.
  • Generates and maintains medium-complexity engineering product file content (from top level to piece parts), including CAD models, drawings, BOMs, design layouts, specifications, assembly instructions and PDMS records.
  • Releases engineering product files through Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), and addresses Engineering Change Requests (ECRs).
  • Sufficient understanding of Schlumberger procedures and specifications (CLMS) and relevant industry standards (ISO, ANSI, ASME), and performs duties in accordance with these standards.
  • Functional use of techniques such as tolerance analyses and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Estimates, completes, and provides accurate status reports on his/her own tasks derived from engineering instruction, such that project timelines are met on a consistent basis.
  • Produces work of acceptable quality (clarity, completeness, correctness, sustainability) with minimal oversight.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Education: High school graduate required.  Two-year technical school certificate in mechanical drafting or design preferred.  Degree in mechanical or industrial technology, or industrial design acceptable.  Requirement for certification or degree may be waived with 5 years of industrial experience in mechanical design in related area.
  • Experience: A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience as a mechanical designer on tool equipment design or related products.  Alternatively, 7 years of industrial mechanical design experience outside of downhole tool equipment design.
  • 8000 to 12,000 hours of experience using parametric feature-based computer-aided design software (Creo, SolidWorks, Inventor).  Creo is preferred.
  • Specialized Knowledge & Skills: Sufficient understanding of the mechanical features, components, and architectures of his/her specific product, and possesses basic understanding of how these mechanical systems interface with other systems to provide product functions.
  • Independently identifies relevant problems for their designs, and reports them for action by the team.
  • Understanding of the available manufacturing techniques and technologies used to fabricate his/her designs.
  • Functional capability using CAD software to generate and maintain CAD models and drawings of parts and assemblies.
  • Sufficient functional knowledge of the data management systems used to store, document and sustain written, graphic and geometric engineering documentation.
  • The position is more focus on “Designing”, and not only “Drafting”.
  • Need to understand fundamental mechanical concepts, such as pressure, stress, and strain
  • Be able to use existing and proprietary calculators to carry out simple calculations in design work, such as threads, O-ring seals.
  • Knowledge in API equipment can be considered as a “plus”
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship
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Mechanical CAD Designer
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