Brazil Rio de Janeiro: Principal Engineer - Mechanical

Date: Jul 20, 2019

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BR, 21941-907

We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.


Mechanical engineering experience of 6 years or more. Performs general engineering duties in planning and designing Downhole tools in all phases of a project (conception to sustaining). This includes Structural, materials, mechanisms, hydraulics, seals, vibration, etc.  Oversee prototype installation, operation, and offer technical assistance for the Oil and Gas industry equipment.


A Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering with sufficient experience is required as a minimum, although a Masters degree is preferred.

Expected Skills:

  • Efficient in CAD (Soidworks) and use of general engineering tools.
  • Competent in basic structural and thermal FEA (Ansys).
  • Tolerance stack-up on assemblies
  • Good English language verbal and written
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, drawings, models, and assemblies.
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing machines and tools
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  •  Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships
  • An understanding of fluid, materials, dynamics, kinematics, etc.


Expected Daily tasks:

  • Read, interpret, and generate technical drawings, schematics, reports, etc.
  • Assist drafters in developing the structural design of products using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) in specific Solidworks software. Use FEA (Ansys) to check and verify designs
  • Research, design, and evaluate, mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements of a project specification.
  • Confer with other engineers (ME, EE,….) and team members to implement and resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.
  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
  • Conduct research that tests or analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of equipment, components, or systems.
  • Investigate equipment failures and make recommendations on improvements.
  • Develop and test models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.
  • Summarize work and collect new and improved ideas in Patent Disclosures.
  • Work with third party vendors to improve designs and receive parts and equipment.


It's more than making a living. It's finding a purpose. As a Halliburton Principal Professional of Mechanical Technology, you plan and conduct projects with wide latitude for independent action. You advise and handle field and manufacturing problems to maintain and improve products and services. You direct analysis, modification and designs for several projects of major magnitude and scope. Reliability, Health, Safety and Environmental and Quality analysis techniques are used during the design process. A desire for variety in working conditions is essential, as this job occasionally involves physical exertion, outside work and may include routine travel.


Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Rua Paulo Emidio Barbosa 485, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 21941-907, Brazil


Job Details

Requisition Number: 74843  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology 
Product Service Line: Wireline and Perforating  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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