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Position "Lead Mechanical Engineer IV" in Germany

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:   Lead Mechanical Engineer IV                                         


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


Location: Near Hanover, Germany


Responsibilities: Apply
knowledge of analytical and empirical methods and tools to predict residual
life capability of mechanical drill string components which can be used for
effective life management. This includes:

Establishing mission profiles which
represent operational conditions and environment.

Performing structural analyses to define
time dependent stress history.

Developing damage accumulation models and
maintenance factors for critical features and failure modes.

Evaluating designs for life capability /
limitations and potential life extension opportunities.

Reviewing repair and maintenance procedures
for potential improvements, including retirement policies, repair and rework
criteria, and preventive / condition-based maintenance.

Supporting root cause and corrective action
programs to reduce down hole failures and improve product reliability.

Developing new and improving existing
approaches and methodology to better reflect component stress behavior and
residual life.

Providing consultation and participating in
technical reviews with design engineering and product reliability teams.

Actively supporting new technology programs.
Summarizing and applying lessons learned to benefit the reliability of future
designs of drilling systems.



  • Strong written and
    oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and
    problem solving skills.
  • Good cross-functional
    integration and teaming skills.


Education, Experience and Training:

Minimum -

BS in Mechanical Engineering

6+ years experience in mechanical design and
/ or life management in the Oil and Gas industry or related field

Strong computer skills, in particular MS
Office and programming expertise

Experience with solid modeling (i.e. UG) and
finite element modeling (i.e. ANSYS)


Desired -

MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Background in low cycle fatigue, crack
growth, dynamics and interaction effects

Familiarity with data analysis techniques

Understanding of probability and statistics

Familiarity with vibration theory; fluid
flow (CFD) and heat transfer



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

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