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Mechanical Designer - Military Veterans

at National Oilwell Varco

NOV is actively recruiting candidates for a Mechanical Designer role to provide support on new product development, product improvement, and technical/lifecycle support on multiple NOV products. The selected candidate will work on projects as part of a multidisciplinary design and development group, either individually or as part of a design team.

The primary responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Produce and check design layouts and detailed fabrication drawings according to ASME, ISO, and internal standards.
  • Provide design support on mechanical equipment. Use feedback from field personnel and manufacturing to improve and iterate on existing products.
  • Conceptualize and present mechanical design solutions.
  • Create tolerance studies, implement proper GD&T, and check design documentation.
  • Research and specify purchased component parts.
  • Design component and system level test plans and test fixtures.
  • Identify product improvements.
  • Perform other work-related tasks as assigned.
  • Comply with all NOV company policies and procedures.
We invite you to apply if you have the following qualifications and skills :
  • Associate of Science or equivalent two-year degree from a technical college required.
  • 7-10 years of work experience in mechanical design and drafting.
  • Proficient in one or more of the following 3D CAD software packages: SolidWorks, Creo/ProE, Inventor.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD required.
  • Previous oilfield experience or familiarity preferred.
  • Have knowledge and experience working in or with an ISO and/or API Q1 certified manufacturing facility.
  • Working knowledge of industry standards preferred; for example API, ASME, etc.
  • Hands-on experience (experience in the machine shop, hands-on with mechanical systems, welding, etc.)
  • Position is onsite located at 6390 N. Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77041.

Houston, TX

National Oilwell Varco

Since 1841, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has been dedicated to ensuring customers receive the highest quality oilfield products and services.

Leveraging over 800 worldwide manufacturing, sales and service centers, National Oilwell Varco supplies customer-focused solutions that best meet the quality, productivity, and environmental requirements of the energy industry.

National Oilwell Varco is a worldwide leader in providing major mechanical components for land and offshore drilling rigs, complete land drilling and well servicing rigs, tubular inspection and internal tubular coatings, drill string equipment, extensive lifting and handling equipment, and a broad offering of downhole drilling motors, bits and tools. National Oilwell Varco also provides supply chain services through its network of distribution service centers located near major drilling and production activity worldwide.


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