General Electric Lead Mechanical Design Engineer – Unconventional Completions – Houston, TX in HOUSTON, Texas

Role Summary:

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Role Summary:

Baker Hughes, a GE company has an opening for a Mechanical Design Engineer – Unconventional Completions supporting Completions tools at CTI, Emmott, and Navigation Blvd. facilities in Houston, TX. The Unconventional Completions Engineering group is looking for an experienced Design Engineer to join a fast-paced group that provides technical and manufacturing support for the Unconventional product line equipment worldwide. The position requires working closely with various internal departments and/or external customers to ensure product performance and integrity. Candidate will be required to assist with projects including: New Product Development, Field & Tech Support, Manufacturing & Plant support, Qualification Testing, Engineering Change Requests and Engineering Change Notices, and custom-product development for Frac Plug products and accessories.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Leads product development for frac sleeves, frac plugs and related tools

  • Completes with minimal supervison, tasks that include product design, quality assurance, materials recommendations, purchasing, assembly troubleshooting, and inventory planning.

  • Assist with the coordination, tracking, and reporting of group goals.

  • Conduct assignments involving high profile projects.

  • Work with product line and engineering experts to meet design verification requirements.

  • Can produce, check and approve manufacturing drawings and working layouts for product designs.

  • Work closely with multiple manufacturing plants and vendors to ensure quality products.

  • Check and verify assembly or component drawings to ensure they conform to Baker Hughes standards.

  • Identify problems and propose solutions to various technical issues.

  • Advise various stakeholders on the technical issues that affect the installation of Completions products and/or services


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of Oilfield Completions experience OR Master's Degree in Engineering and 3+ yrs oilfield completions experience

  • Extensive Completions experience.

  • Possess problem solving, project management skills.

  • 3D CAD software experience

  • Proficiency with Technical Writing

  • Must have ability to work “hands on” in a test lab facility and be able to lift up to 25 lbs regularly.

  • Able to work independently and on teams; sound decision making ability.

  • Possess effective communication skills to interact with internal/external customers and vendors.

  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.

  • Capable of travel to remote field locations and work under less than ideal environmental conditions 10% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with Unconventional and Packer Completions.

  • Experience with Composites is preferred

  • Expertise with Solidworks

  • Experience within Completions Field Engineering

  • Experience with Teamcenter PLM software

  • Familiarity with qualification testing

  • Understanding of DMAIC Process and related Six Sigma principles


Houston, TX 77040

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Locations: United States; Texas; HOUSTON

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.