Mechanical Engineer

We have an opening for a Mechanical Engineer based out of our SE Technical Centre location. Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Manager, the Mechanical Engineer will participate in engineering efforts focused on supporting the needs of the Company. The incumbent will be responsible for design, concept proposals, technical drawings, test plans, reports, troubleshooting, analysis, and continuous improvement of tools and equipment used in directional drilling. The Mechanical Engineer will execute these in a cost effective, safe, quality-focused, and technologically-driven way following the guidance and leadership of the Mechanical Engineering Manager.

Responsibilities also include:


  • Propose solutions concerning the development and implementation of tools and technologies.

  • Maintain complete and comprehensive records of daily activities and report to the Mechanical Engineering Manager.

  • Work in engineering initiatives related to Mud Motors, MWD/LWD tools and/or any other drilling equipment as required.

  • Provide training as required to transfer product knowledge within Phoenix Technology Services.

  • Assist other departments with various projects when time permits.

  • Perform all duties so as to meet the responsibilities listed in the Employee and Corporate HSE Handbooks.

  • Perform duties according to the Company’s quality system procedures and work instructions.



The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited University or College, with 2 or more years’ Engineering experience, and be a member of APEGA in good standing or eligible for licensing in Alberta.  The candidate will show strong working knowledge of the fundamentals of mechanical systems, including; stress of materials, materials selection for use in high pressure, high-temperature and high-vibration environments, and understanding of basic machining, manufacturing and processes and procedures. They will have strong Fluid Dynamics knowledge and Expert at conducting analysis using; Solidworks Fluid Simulation suite, as well as experience in mechanical design and product development, and version control systems (preferably PDM Vault). The incumbent will display strong documentation skills for design, testing and reporting, have exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills, be a quick learner with strong work ethic, be goal-focused and attentive to detail. The candidate will be process and quality mind-set, with an appreciation of design best practices. A familiarity with acquisition of intellectual property, downhole tools, and relevant field experience and field operations in the oil and gas industry would be considered assets.


Please submit your application to Andres Cordoba, Mechanical Engineering Manager:

Firmware Developer

We have an opening for a Firmware Developer based out of our SE Technical Centre. Reporting to the Electrical Engineering Manager (EEM), the Firmware Developer/Engineer will participate in a broad spectrum of projects supporting the Engineering and Manufacturing teams, occasional tech support for field operations, and general support for the needs of the Company. Focus will mainly be on the embedded firmware development, and to a lesser degree, PC software applications.


Responsibilities also include:


  • Develop new and sustain existing Measure While Drilling (MWD) electronic firmware and software artifacts.

  • Work as a member of the Electrical Engineering group to assure reliability, cost effectiveness and safety of MWD technologies.

  • Develop firmware design artifacts, supplemental technical documentation, design, specification, testing, and procedural documentation as needed.

  • Work in close collaboration with Electrical Engineers, Technicians and MWD technology development group to develop and optimize technology.

  • Author internal (technical) and external (ECN updates) documentation.

  • Provide operational and manufacturing support to responsible key stakeholders as required and conveys feedback for the purpose of sustaining and development effort.

  • Maintain complete and comprehensive records of daily activities and report to the EEM on a weekly basis.

  • Conduct and attend peer firmware, software and hardware design reviews; troubleshoot and triage as required.



The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10+ years of general technical expertise and experience in firmware and software development, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering.  Expert level of understanding of CAN/SPI/I2C/RS232/RS485 protocols. They will have exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills. This candidate will have strong knowledge and understanding of electronic hardware design, will be detail oriented and goal focused, have great work ethic, and be an independent self-starter. Background in MWD/LWD/Wireline firmware development would be considered an advantage.


Please submit your application to:


Craig Brown, Sr. VP Engineering & Technology:

Steve Larson, Electrical Engineering Manager:

Ross Kuchma, Lead Electrical Engineer:

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