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Application Engineer

Varel Energy Solutions
Carnegie, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Varel Energy Solutions (VES) is one of the world’s largest independent manufacturer and suppliers of downhole drilling and completions products to the energy sector. The key to the company's success is underpinned by the virtues and the cultural framework of our employees. VES offers an exciting and fast paced work environment, attractive benefits, and competitive pay. If you’re looking to invest in your career development, Varel Energy Solutions is the right place for you. Come join our team!

Summary: VES is looking for an Application Engineer to join our team in our Pittsburgh location. This person provides technical support to customers, sales, and engineering departments. Oversee the technical performance of assigned products by reviewing/analyzing all customer complaints, identifying concerns, and opportunities for improved product performance. Provides technical reports to sales and application management team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides a technical pre and post job analysis for products by compiling a case history to assist sales, product enhancement, and R&D. Contribution to the evolution of product design according to customer needs by; obtaining, gathering, analyzing and reporting information required in product design (new requirements, improvements or modifications) along with contributing to phase in / out product depending on development and obsolescence. Establishes test plans for new products or materials, order and plan tests to deliver run report and analyses the tests. Keeps abreast of competitor product developments and opportunities and other drilling technology by developing established performance benchmarks of VES versus competitor products.
  • Maintains close and constant interface with operator technical teams, both rig sites and office-based, ensuring a technical focal point to mitigate/solve issues related to actual or perceived product performance.
  • Works closely with sales to ensure the customer receives best-in-class service and trouble shoot technical problems and issues and determine solutions in accordance with customer expectations.
  • Assist the customers, sales and technical teams to provide and advise that offers a fit for purpose technical solution and enhancement for the operator’s project. Prepare and present technical and design presentations, support sales teams in drill bit selection and requirements for customer proposals and tenders.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience in the petroleum industry technically supporting drilling and/or drill bit experience is preferred.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor / Master of sciences in geology, physics or mechanics from an accredited university.
  • Knowledge of the drilling industry and drill bit applications.
  • Knowledge of customer operations in assigned territory essential and simulation software skills.
  • Preferred knowledge in drill bit manufacturing process.

Thank you for your interest in a career with Varel Energy Solutions.

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Varel Energy Solutions


Carnegie, PA
15106 USA