Senior Rock Mechanic Engineer for Drilling (Pulsed Plasma Bits)

Place of work
Contract type
Start date
By agreement
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards
1900€ (monthly)

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Do you want to have a dream job in technology development? Do you want to be a part of a team that aims to design a new plasma drilling technology that will change the drilling industry? Are you an expert in the area of a rock mechanics? Are you able to take responsibility for a strategic direction of the drilling mechanisms that plasma offers and related technology? Would you like to exercise your expertize in the environment where creativity and innovativeness are every day part of work?

Your job will be:
• Qualitative & quantitative description of rocks interaction with Plasma Drilling Bits
• Rock mechanics analysis in the vicinity of the Plasma Drilling Bits
• Analysis of cracks formation and propagation in the rock during the Plasma drilling process
• Analysis of the drilled fragments
• Analysis of the filtration properties of the rocks after Plasma Drilling
• Analysis of the effect of heat on rock mass around the borehole
• Parametric analysis for Plasma Drilling Bits design innovations
• Comprehensive evaluation of the rocks after the Plasma Drilling Bits exposure
• Mechanical & Thermo-mechanical testing of rocks
• Identification of rocks and formations
• Petrographic analysis of rocks
• Design of the Plasma drilling working window parameters for different formation types
• Implementation of the analysis results to the design of the Plasma Drilling Bit and whole Plasma Drilling service procedure
• Risk assessment of the Plasma Drilling process
• Evaluation of the borehole stability during Plasma drilling
• Performing role of the test engineeer during the Plasma Drilling tests, writing test reports

Employee perks, benefits

What we do offer:
• 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
• Professional education and continuous gaining new experience
• Comfortable parking close by the company building, work in a pleasant environment, flexible working time, extra day offs, fresh fruits and vegetables daily and many others

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

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

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

We will be glad to know you, if you have:
• Technical university degree, specialisation – rock mechanics, geology, mechanical engineering
• Fluent English
• Ability to get through the depth of a technical problem
• Innovative approach to a design of the drilling processes and device construction
• Knowledge of Drilling fluids & Mud engineering are a high advantage
• Knowledge of FEM or other computational methods of rocks disintegration is an advantage
• Knowledge of Optical microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy and tomography of rocks is an advantage
• Work experience in R&D team at least within one of these areas: rock crushing and/or shearing mechanics of drill bits for Oil&Gas or Tunneling industries (e.g. laboratory testing and evaluation of new bits performance), analysis of thermal shocks and/or thermal cycling of rocks, analysis of rock behaviour under different mechanical loadings


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


Contact person: Ing. Martin Detvaj
E-mail: send CV
ID: 3576547   Dátum zverejnenia: 11.1.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   1900€ (monthly)