Design Engineer for Bottom hole assembly

Place of work
Vápenka 4, Devínska Nová Ves
Contract type
Start date
By agreement
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

GA Drilling are pioneering cutting edge plasma bit technology. To enable us to develop the tool we’re seeking an individual to assist in the development of a instrumented CT (Coiled Tubing) BHA (Bottom, hole assembly), with skill sets developed in similar industries the successful candidate will have an understanding of downhole pressure and temperature environments and the stresses induced in this setting.

The main aim of this role is to secure that all the hardware for tests in close to relevant environment (HP test well) and for operation in real environment (onshore and offshore field) is fully functional within the working environment meeting all performance requirements defined for the plasma milling application including requirements from the interfaces in the assigned time frame

With a background in CT or wireline product development the candidate will utilise these skills to develop the Plasma Bit technology including the delivery of the following:

  • Parametric solid CAD modeling of products for prototyping and production
  • Development of the sub-systems or elements in cooperation with external partners if such are identified
  • Secures that all modules, sub-systems and elements fits the overall functions, requirements and performance as defined in technical design
  • Material and component selection and sourcing
  • Part optimization by assigning requests for analysis/simulation to other roles within the project group
  • Design proposals and executes design solutions
  • 2D documentation and creation of prototypes/ experimental modules including associated optimization processes
  • Completion of related activities related to the primary job role as assigned by Team-Lead (direct report)
  • Bills of materials and technical drawings development
  • Modification of the designs to meet the required functions and technical requirements
  • Proactive design modification of the module in order to reach higher level of reliability, assembly-friendly design based on inputs of other roles
  • Tests definition for the purpose of design improvement and for the purpose of testing the design and performance functions
  • Assembly definition and optimization of Plasmabit modules and the testing set-up

Employee perks, benefits

• Opportunity to be part of a team of top experts who develop a unique technology solution with a major impact on global energy
• Cooperate with the world's top
• Participate in research and implement know-how into practice
• Work in a pleasant environment where teamwork and informal atmosphere dominate

Information about the selection process

If you are interested in this job offer, please send your CV to: [email protected] Your application will be handled with highest confidentiality.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Driving licence


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

• University degree in technical field
• Fluent technical English
• Minimum of 5 years of experiences in the field – BHA mechatronic design experience
• Previous work skills in programme CATIA V5
• Flexibility, eager and willing to learn
• Positive thinking and Proactive attitudes
• Creative & Innovative thinker


Brief description of the company

We are hi-tech company developing a ground-breaking technology platform PLASMABIT® for milling and deep-drilling.

PLASMABIT® technology enables massive time and cost savings compared to related existing technologies. We open up vast new possibilities in geothermal energy, oil & gas and other industrial segments.

We are world pioneers in plasma milling. Our team of 110+ professionals has successfully accomplished the first ever plasma milling underwater and the first ever plasma milling in a High Pressure/High Temperature environment. First applications are under preparation for release shortly.

Number of employees

100-149 employees

Company address

GA Drilling, a.s.
Vápenka 4
841 07 Bratislava
ID: 3200304   Dátum zverejnenia: 9.4.2018   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   2500