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Position in the oil industry

Analysis Associates, Inc.

1440 North Lake Shore Drive, #30F,
Chicago, IL 60610

312-274-0542;  Fax: 312-274-0574;  E-mail:

Specializing in
the recruitment of Reliability, Maintainability,

Logistics, and System Safety Engineers


RAA, Inc. is seeking candidates
for the position described below:


Title of Position: Manager, Life Management                                               


Type of Position: Full-time, permanent                                                                            Company: RAA Client       


Location: Houston,


Responsibilities:  Manage a team of engineers responsible
for the reliability and life management of the mechanical sub-assemblies
comprising bottom hole drilling systems. Specifically, this group will:

  • Develop stress and life models
    to estimate damage accumulation and remaining life for various failure
  • Validate and update predictive
    models using operational mission profiles, down-hole boundary conditions
    and part condition data.
  • Use predictive models to
    evaluate performance of existing products for the purpose of improving current
    and future designs.
  • Make recommendations to optimize
    tool utilization, to develop effective repair and maintenance practices,
    and to create a proactive part replacement policy.
  • Support Design Engineering in
    the evaluation of root causes and in the development of corrective action
    for field issues.
  • Direct the offshore team to
    support the above activities.


The emphasis in
this group will be on the understanding of component behavior and the
prevention of complex fatigue & fracture mechanisms. 



  • Strong written and
    oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and
    problem solving skills.
      Strong cross-functional integration and
    teaming skills.
  • Demonstrated team and project
    leadership skills, including project planning, resourcing, team building,
    and ownership.


Education, Experience and Training:

  • BS in Mechanical
    Engineering or Applied Mechanics; MS preferred.
  • 10+ years experience
    in mechanical design and/or life management in the Oil and Gas industry or
    related field.
  • 2+ years experience as
    a manager.
  • Background in low
    cycle fatigue, crack growth, dynamics and interaction effects.
  • Proven experience with
    industrial finite element model development and analysis.
  • Strong background in
    probability and statistics.
  • Familiar with
    vibration theory; fluid flow and heat transfer.



$90K - $130K per
year, depending on background.



Interested candidates should call Ed Walbridge at 312-274-0542 and submit their
resumes to him at
or via fax to 312-274-0574.

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