R&D Mechanical Engineer - Principal Mechanical Engineer Surface Equipment

Date:  Mar 22, 2024

Duncan, TX, US, 73533

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Component Technology – Hydraulics/Fluid Power Systems


Halliburton’s component technology team is focused on researching and developing technology to improve efficiencies, performance and reduce the overall Total Cost of Ownership on specialized well servicing equipment. Mechanical Engineers are responsible understanding and applying general engineering principles for hydraulic components and systems. Mechanical engineers work closely with design engineering teams to conceptualize, design, and test fluid power systems for well servicing surface equipment.


  • Strong communication skills to interact with project team and work with appropriate fluid power manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers to create product specifications
  • Processes data, writes engineering reports, and diagnoses routine hardware malfunctions
  • Applies functional specifications and uses engineering tools to design hardware for product changes and new development
  • Contributes to reliability analysis such as risk assessments, FMEA, etc.
  • Coordinates with project leads to deliver on project scope, schedule, and services by assessing input requirements and applying functional specifications
  • Identifies the testing requirement at a component and system level
  • Applies test protocol and procedures by following best practices and complying with internal and / or industry test standards
  • Skills acquired through the completion of degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline, minimum of bachelor’s degree
  • Works “hands-on” with the relevant equipment and systems.  This may be in the form of lab testing, full-scale testing, or field testing.
  • Travel to active well sites, customer offices, vendor offices, training/conference venues, and other Halliburton offices is required.  This is typically 10-15% of available time.  Travel for system deployment support may encompass weekends and holidays.


Desired Experience/Qualifications include:

  • Certification as a fluid power specialist, fluid power engineer or equivalent certification
  • Preferred 4 – 10 years’ experience in designing hydraulic systems
  • Ability to select hydraulic components including pumps, motors, valves, hoses, fittings, reservoirs, filters, and pistons to be used in off highway applications
  • Ability to design complex hydraulic systems comprising multiple circuits
  • Knowledge of fluid power principles and operating principles including open, closed, pressure compensated, and load sense circuits
  • Ability to create and understand hydraulic system schematics and product specifications
  • Familiarity with well servicing, heavy equipment, or off highway equipment design preferred


Education Experience: 

Skills acquired through the completion of a degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline. Minimum educational requirement of a master’s degree and zero years’ experience or bachelor’s degree and two or more years’ related experience. 

Candidates having qualification that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher-level roles given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available from Mechanical Engineer, Senior Mechanical Engineer up to a Principal Mechanical Engineer


*** This position can sit in Houston or Duncan, but if in Houston travel up to 50% to Duncan will be required*****

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.



2600 South 2nd StDuncanOklahoma73533, United States 


Job Details

Requisition Number: 185568 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Production Enhancement 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Additional Locations for this position: 

Nearest Major Market: Lawton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma