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Graduate Mechanical Engineer (2020)

Salary notes: 
£34,000 to £46,000 depending on qualifications level
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Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
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The Mechanical Engineer is part of a team who is responsible for a particular product throughout its development cycle including concept, feasibility, development, testing, commercialization and sustaining.

You will apply Mechanical Engineering skills to assist in providing innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions for our customers requiring the development of new or improved drilling products. You will have the challenge of designing a variety of mechanical components and/or mechatronic systems that will operate in the challenging environment of oil wells at temperatures up to 200 degC and pressures of 30,000 psi. and shocks (500 G’s) - up to 30,000 ft from the rig, communicating with the surface through various methods. Within a multi-disciplinary team, you will collaborate with other experts (electrical engineers, software engineers, mechanical engineers, physicists, designers, etc.) to design the system. You will also perform technical planning for system integration, test and validation, authoring of functional specifications, and contribute to the development of new principles and concepts.


Your responsibilities will include designing complex mechanical devices/assemblies, conducting both lab & field tests, analysing test results & preparing technical reports. You will interface with the technical staff from other disciplines, our international customers, and field personnel from domestic and overseas Operations organizations. The tools used for the conceptualization, modeling and creation include Creo, ANSYS, and Simulink.


Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering (recent graduate with less than 2 years of experience).


Required skill:

  • Mechanical systems and part design with at least exposure to one of the following
    • Finite Element Analysis – FEA (Ansys or equivalent)
    • Computer Aided Design – CAD ( Creo or equivalent)
    • Electro-Mechanical modelling (Simulink or equivalent)
    • Material selection for mechanical parts
    • Dimensioning and tolerancing for mechanical parts
  • Excellent at verbal and written communication
  • Skilled in teamwork, service oriented and quality minded.

The location:

Stonehouse Technology Centre (SHTC) is the Schlumberger drilling Centre of Excellence. It supports Schlumberger Oilfield Services through innovative engineering and quality-driven manufacturing, with portfolio emphasis on rotary steerable systems, downhole mud motors, and power source products. Over 300 employees work in SHTC's modern, fit-for-purpose building in scenic Gloucestershire. The facility was constructed to handle future demand for PowerDrive tools with an efficient workflow that ensures assembled tools are extensively and rigorously tested before delivery. On site, tools can be monitored using state of-the-art hardware and connectivity that link SHTC to all field locations. SHTC continues R&D investment for new technologies, extending operational limits so that clients can reach hotter, deeper reserves.

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5