Senior Mechanical Designer

National Oilwell Varco Inc Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago


Prepares designs to assist in developing ideas generated by engineers, designs products and equipment, responsible for producing safe, technically accurate and cost effective equipment designs.


  • Assist Project Leader or Design Engineer in selection of the simpler components and the design details for inclusion in the project/product design.

  • Layout and Design specific areas as assigned per the Company procedure and standards.

  • Design general arrangements or base systems based on customer needs and requirements.

  • Analyze data to determine feasibility or product proposal.

  • Prepare or direct preparation of product or system layout with detailed drawings and schematics.

  • Review work order and procedural manuals to determine critical content.

  • Calculate figures to convert design dimensions to resizing dimensions specified for subsequent production processes.

  • Assist in systems development as required, such as drafting standards, parts list systems, computer programming.

  • Perform other work related tasks as assigned.

  • Comply with all NOV Company and HSE policies and procedures.


  • Assist Project Leaders in assigned complex design tasks and projects with minimal supervision.

  • Works in a project capacity under the Engineering Manager and Design Engineers.

  • Layout and design assigned tasks within a major project/facility.

  • Provides all necessary calculations and documentation for any specific design released.

  • Prepares technical data for estimates.

  • Delegates work and provides direction to designers and draftspersons.

  • Provides technical liaison with other departments.

  • Resolves problems in design and production released through consultation with experienced people in the company, available computer programs, and company standards and procedures


  • Minimum of 2 year vocational school in Drafting and Design

  • Preferred AAS in Drafting and Design

  • Minimum of 10 years as a designer in the Exploration and Production section of O&G

  • Minimum 10 years working experience with AutoCAD

  • Preferred experience with both AutoCAD and Inventor


  • Create 3D CAD models

  • Create fabrication, layout, and general assembly drawings

  • AutoCAD 2D and 3D

  • Microsoft Office

  • Teamcenter PLM system

  • Experience designing large assemblies (100 parts)

  • Develop and interpret P&IDs

  • Piping system design experience (desired)

  • Structural design experience (desired)

  • CAD system management experience a plus


  • Action Oriented

  • Deals with Ambiguity

  • Creativity

  • Timely Decision Making

  • Delegation

  • Organizing and Planning

  • Strategic Agility

  • Time Management


  • Knowledge of separation and solids handling equipment

  • Experience using BIM design software

  • Experience with pipe routing software

  • Experience with Pipe routing software management and BIM creation

  • Experience with ECRs, ENs, and BOM in PLM systems


  • Ability to adapt and be cross-trained to learn all job duties as required

  • Ability to learn technical repair and assembly guidelines and procedures

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to read drawings, instructions or repair and assembly operations

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Senior Mechanical Designer

National Oilwell Varco Inc