KLX Inc Sr. Design Engineer: Down Hole Tools in Houston, Texas

KLX Energy Services LLC provides a broad range of technical solutions and equipment to our customers. We provide the right people, best equipment and most convenient locations to deliver expert energy services for every phase of the wellsite. This includes drilling, completions, re-fracing, production, workover, and plug and abandonment. From technical services and wireline to rentals and accommodations, we keep our customers’ operations running economically, effectively and safely.

At KLX, you'll work side-by-side with devoted professionals. You’ll enjoy the benefits of a strong and evolving company; such as excellent compensation and benefits packages, limitless opportunities for professional growth, and a voice in shaping our future. All while working in an environment that emphasizes teamwork, integrity, and professionalism.

We are currently seeking a Senior Design Engineer for Down Hole Tool equipment design. The position will be based in Lafayette, Louisiana, with opportunity for relocation.


Under limited supervision, analyzes customer and field operations requirements to develop solutions related to oilfield services equipment. Pursues improvements to standard equipment and systems by integrating new technology, developing new solutions, and ensuring successful testing and deployment of equipment in all areas of operation. Serves as the primary technical resource for all assigned projects, which includes, but is not limited to: research and development of cost effective solutions, applying principles of mechanics (static and dynamic), hydraulics, pneumatics, and materials, performing complex calculations to determine performance analysis, stress analysis, tolerances, et cetera, and managing all documentation related to new equipment.


  • Designs Down Hole equipment; performs preliminary designs as necessary to support projects.

  • Develops equipment specifications, conducts and reviews engineering design, directs resources of project implementation, ensures successful testing, works with field operations during tool launch and implementation.

  • Ensures capital equipment is manufactured in accordance with specifications and commissions the equipment to ensure requirements are consistently met.

  • Performs feasibility studies and technical peer reviews to identify areas within the operations function where equipment safety, quality, delivery, and cost may be improved.

  • Performs research and development for cost effective solutions.

  • Reviews and responds to product failure data and implements testing procedures to establish or reject possible causes and subsequently advise on solutions.


Education: Bachelor's Degree

Degree Field (s):

  • Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical degree

Work Experience: 4-6 years

Related Experience:

  • Ability to travel as needed to support projects;

  • 3+ years’ relevant experience in down hole services equipment design;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, SolidWorks, and SolidWorks Simulation software;

  • Relevant experience and working knowledge of oil field equipment related to down hole services;

  • Demonstrated ability to apply principles of mechanics (static and dynamic), hydraulics, pneumatics, and materials;

  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex calculations to determine performance analysis, stress analysis, and tolerances;

  • Demonstrated knowledge in mechanical design, fluid mechanics, structural analysis, and/or material science.


Education: Master's Degree

Degree Field (s): Engineering

Work Experience: 6-8 years

Related Experience:

  • Strong background in Fluid Mechanics and/or Materials Science

  • Professional Engineer (PE) Certification;

  • Exceptional technical writing and project management skills;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Self-disciplined with ability to multitask.


Precise hand/eye coordination: Frequently

Basic keyboarding or other repetitive motions: Constantly

Operation of heavy equipment or operation of vehicles: Occasionally

Lifting/pushing objects weighing over: 20 lbs.: Occasionally

Climbing and working in awkward and cramped positions: Not Applicable

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.