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Product Development Engineer

Patterson UTI Energy Inc

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted March 15, 2022.

Patterson-UTI DrillingThe New Standard for Drilling PerformanceDrill safer, smarter and faster with Patterson-UTI Drilling’s comprehensive fleet of pad-capable rigs featuring advanced walking systems to enhance your operations so you can reach your apex.The Product Development Engineer will be responsible for the performance analysis and interative improvement process of drilling and power system applications.

The preferred candidate should have a strong knowledge in downhole drilling dynamics as well as power systems.

This role will work directly with control system and automation engineers to develop products, operations to test and deploy products, and marketing and sales to commercialize products.The successful candidate will: set high standards of performance for themselves and others; be highly organized and demonstrate strong project management skillds, be professional in written, verbal and personal actions in any situation; seek new knowledge and experiences; have an analytical mindset that can utilize factual data to develop creative and business-oriented solutions; be self-aware and adjust accordingly to different environments and audiences .This role will work under the direction of the Product Development Manager.Detailed Description:* Act as the subject matter expert (SME) for functional specifications of drilling automation products including drilling dynamics and power systems; enhance products from existing ideas, expand on market requirements, and help develop new concepts based on industry research and the needs of customers* Oversee development of supporting technical documentation, including design specifications, test procedures, commissioning procedures, training materials, and technical presentations* Execute a quality assurance program to ensure applications undergo adequate manual and simulated testing in a laboratory environment prior to being tested and deployed to the field* Coordinate beta test programs, including rig selection, program alignment with internal and external stakeholders, software/hardware installation and commissioning, data export and analysis* Define beta test acceptance criteria; partner closely with developers and operations teams to ensure proper measurement and variable control* Work with the Optimization and Data Center to compile and analyze data from beta tests; translate results; prepare recommendations for further testing or application development as part of the product development cycle* Manage product backlog; prioritize and schedule development cycles* Liaise with marketing, translate technical specifications into marketing and branding materials; assist with overall product launchJob Requirements:* Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, managing multiple tasks and working on multiple projects simultaneously to meet challenging deadlines.* Demonstrate clear written and verbal communication skills and the ability to promptly give, and follow directions when working with others.* Ability to safely navigate the yard and shop work sites with occasional walking, climbing, standing, stepping, etc.

during normal operating conditions (day/night, outdoor hot/cold weather).* Ability to safely navigate drilling rig work sites including regular walking, climbing, standing, stepping, etc.

during various weather conditions (day/night, outdoor hot/cold weather).* Ability to proficiently use MS Office Suite to develop presentations, correspondence, reports, and schedules (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).* Physical ability to:* Lift and carry 50 pounds independently while walking on uneven surfaces* Bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl occasionally during visits to the field and operational work areas.* Listen for unusual noises that signify equipment and or machinery problems.* Stay alert and focused including during occasional extended work periods.* Maintain spatial orientation and awareness to safely move around the work environment with many moving objects including overhead machinery.* Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all designated times.* Ability to regularly travel as needed to visit worksites and support business units; may require extended travel to remote locations and/or overnight stay(s) outside normal office area.* Ability to work on weekends and be on call after hours as needed.Minimum Qualifications* A bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, or an equivalent level of industry-related experience.* 5+ years of experience in the oil & gas drilling industry, with significant exposure to downhole drilling dynamics and/or power management systemsPreferred Qualifications* 5+ years of experience in product development of control system applications* 5+ years experience in analyzing and improving drilling performance* 5+ years of experience in project managementCertifications: NoneSupervisory Responsibilities: Possible future requirement

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