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2nd position in the oil industry

Our Agency, Reliability Analysis Associates, Inc., is seeking candidates for the "Manager, Methods and New Product Support" position described below.   Note that the position requires significant work experience in industry.  Salary range: $90K - $130K per year.




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, Methods and New Product Support                                


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


Location: Houston,


Responsibilities:  Manage a team of engineers responsible
for the development and validation of predictive methods and tools that will
support reliability and life management assessments of the mechanical
sub-assemblies comprising bottom hole drilling systems. Specifically, this
group will:

  • Develop life and design methods
    for use in assessments of production, field and new design hardware
    challenges and issues.
  • Develop algorithms and software
    to transform proposed life methods into accurate predictive tools.  Maintain and improve tools as required.
  • Validate methods and tools using
    actual down-hole data, testing and simulation, and materials data.
  • Actively seek, propose and drive
    technology needs to enhance the state-of-the-art in predictive life
  • Work closely with life
    management, product reliability and design teams to determine their
    needs.  Provide a continuous
    feedback loop ensuring the latest and greatest methods and tools are
  • 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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