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Engineer Mechanical

Houston, Texas, United States
October 15, 2016

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Houston, TX.


Bilingual Mechanical Engineer with global expatriate experience in the offshore oil industry. Experienced in the construction and commissioning of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units and familiar with shipyards, class rules, and regulations. Champion of safety as a supervisor upholding industry safety standards for a zero incident workplace.

Offshore Drilling Experience New Build Capital Projects

Supervisory skills

Drilling Equipment Lead

STOP for safety champion

System Integration Testing


ENSCO PLC, South Korea June 2010 – March 2016

Offshore Drilling Company

Project Engineer – Drilling Systems, April 2012 – March 2016 Expatriate position at Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea, for the construction and commissioning of drillships, focusing mainly on equipment.

Successfully delivered four drillships in a ready to drill state.

Upheld industry safety standards aiming to achieve a zero incident workplace.

Commissioned drilling equipment from pumps, to Top Drives, and Anti-Collision Systems.

Led System Integration Testing of Drilling Equipment during Sea Trials.

Worked hand-in-hand with shipyard personnel, class surveyors, on-site vendors, and equipment manufacturers.

Assisted managers with Root Cause Analysis investigations to prevent incidents from recurring and achieving high safety standards.

Drilling Equipment Engineer, June 2010 – March 2012 Supervisor position on board the Ensco 8501 Semi-submersible in the Gulf of Mexico to provide direct engineering support and liaise with the Corporate Engineering group.

Trained in Du Pont’s STOP for Supervisors Safety Program.

Certified at supervisory level Well Control school.

Prepared rig modifications, equipment upgrades and engineering background to Corporate Engineering for approval.

Participated in troubleshooting equipment to maintain uninterrupted operations and avoid potential downtime.

Familiar with hydraulic and rotating equipment used throughout the oilfield industry.

Attended DWOP/CWOP with client for future well programs. Damian E. Galindo Page Two

IDEAL TECHNICAL STAFFING, Houston, TX. August 2008 – May 2010 Recruiting and placement Company

Mechanical Design Engineer

Parametric modeling designer of equipment for the oil and gas industry. Held two positions, first at Power Dynamics LLC and second at ODS International.

Designer using SolidWorks, AutoDesk Inventor, Vault and AutoCAD.

Supervising drafters and designers.

Worked with Project Engineers and Clients to ensure requirements were met.

Assembly management and coordination for Engineering Changes. LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP, New Orleans, LA. February 2007 – August 2008 Aerospace Company

Tool Design Engineer

Participated in the initial stage of the Orion Project designing tools to manufacturer and test flight hardware.

Designed tools, fixtures, and jigs all the way to manufacturing and use.

Parametric modeling and design using Pro-E.

Familiarized with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

Held design reviews at several stages during the process of each tool. EDUCATION / TRAINING

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

University of Texas, El Paso, TX.

Successfully passed the FE / Engineering-in-Training (E.I.T.)

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