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Mechanical Engineer V

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: New Mexico
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/05/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
Area 52 facility is a strategic prototype research facility where technology development is taken from proof of concept to commercial readiness. Primary focus is on downhole tooling but the technology scope spans from upstream to downstream. The prototype tools and equipment developed at Area 52 shall follow standard engineering design processes. These processes include, research, design requirements, feasibility study, conceptualization, preliminary design, detailed design and design for manufacturability.

* Skills Required:
o 10+ years of proven experience in design and engineering of mechanical / electromechanical equipment required
o Education: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering required
o Candidates within 50-mile radius of Santa Fe, NM required- must be able to come into Santa Fe Company office.
o Advanced technical skills with strong emphasis in 3D Modelling and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) required.
o Proficient in the use of 3D design and engineering software such as SolidWorks Simulations or Inventor required.
o Experience in structural, fluid dynamics, vibrations and heat transfer analyses.
o Advanced written and verbal skills.
o Strong ability to build peer relationships as well as work independently
o Advanced problem solving and project management skills.
o Good organizing, planning, and presentation skills.
o Must be action oriented, ethical in value, and focused with a drive for results.
o Sound ability to manage time, makes quality decisions, and manages and measure work.


* Desired Skills:
o Preferred, but not limited to, experience in downhole tools, oil field design or tubulars.
o Experience in design Drawing preparation per Drawing Requirements Manual MIL-STD-31000 and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing per ASME Y14.5.
o Experience using various engineering analysis and simulation software such as Nei Nastran/Nastran InCAD, Autodesk Flow Simulation, Algor, MathCad, Matlab, SolidWorks Motion, Labview, Signal Express and LABView / DIADem.
o Experience and knowledge in implementation of national codes and standards such as API, ASME, ASTM, AWS MIL, NACE etc.
o Familiarity with the use of various types of lab testing equipment, signal processing and test theory including vibration/shaker test tables, accelerometers, signal conditioners, strain gages, piezoelectric transducer systems, thermal test ovens, and pressure testing machines.
o Experience and capability to use of lathe, milling machines, TIG/SMAW Welders and 3D printers.

* Education: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering required

* Job Responsibilities:
o May work in any of the following disciplines: Metallurgy, Corrosion, Quality, Software, Mechanical, R&D.
o Responsible for all aspects of the engineering design process to enhance or increase efficiency of Company various processes.
o Work will involve patent investigations, creation and submissions.
o Assignment needs are outlined in terms of specific objectives and/or needs of Company business units.
o May lead or direct some projects or may follow direction on others.
o Operates with considerable latitude in making autonomous decisions.
o Evaluates progress and results and if needed, recommends changes in procedures or direction.
o Will be working as a member of a team.
o Be a mentor to others.

* Travel Requirements: Only when applicable, very minimal


* Manager Notes: Ideal candidate will have the ability to start and hit the ground running. They will have the following:
1. Strong SolidWorks Simulations experience
2. Proven experience in design and engineering- proficient in these programs/skills
3. Team player- ability to work in a team environment.

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