ILI MFL / EMAT Smart pig Design Engineer

Balboa Inspection and Maintenance is a provider of Inline inspection services to oil and gas pipeline operators. We a looking for a ILI tool design engineer. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Engineer and design new In-Line Inspection (ILI) smart pigs for the oil and gas industry

  • Develop new or customized product designs and improves existing technology

  • Document design calculations, tolerance analysis, and concept development, and detail design activities

  • Produces technical deliverables (e.g., 3D CAD models, engineering drawings, test reports, analysis reports, etc.) for manufacturing, other Technical Leads, Product Engineers, and other necessary parties

  • Assist with prototype assemblies and/or Performs design verification tests

  • Oversees validation processes for new or custom products

  • Set up and carry out component, subassembly, and assembly verification tests

  • Work closely with the appropriate engineer during the design stages to clarify and communicate ideas and concepts

  • Perform various engineering calculations to ensure that designs meet appropriate specifications and standard practices

  • Designs and prepares necessary prototype or test models sketches/drawings and assists outlining and performing tests

  • Work in coordination with the General Manager and other members of management to achieve overall vision, mission and Company goals

  • Function as team lead for project system design

  • Assists in verifying and/or applying customer/input requirements to engineering / design activity/output,

  • Works with Manufacturers and Technicians to identify production and assembly problems and provide corrective actions,


  • MUST HAVE 4+ Years as an ILI tool designer/engineer

  • MUST HAVE 4+ years working with MFL and/or EMAT Smart Pigs

  • The ideal candidate will have 2+ years working with tethered Smart pigs

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • Masters in Engineering (Preferred)

Skills/Qualities Required:

  • Proficient skills in 3D modeling, tolerance analysis, GD&T, FEA, DFMEA, manufacturing processes, problem solving tools, and machine design principles

  • Demonstrated experience with solid modeling software (SolidWorks)

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Strong leadership and teambuilding skills

  • Strong entrepreneurial thinking

  • Ability to travel to job sites as needed

  • Excellent communication and writing skills (English)

  • Technical Bachelor’s Degree required,

  • 4 Years of experience in MFL and/or EMAT ILI tool design/engineering

  • Strong organization skills and rigor.

  • Ability to work in a team environment on fast moving projects

  • Working safely and always wearing correct PPE

  • Ability to complete tasks fully in a timely manner with attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain poise, quality of work and efficiency during busy times

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude

  • Able to lift objects up to 50lbs


Please note:

  • Successful candidate will need to pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol screen, and background check.

  • Up to 75% travel.

  • Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

  • Job Type: Full-time 

TO APPLY, PLEASE EMAIL: Please attach your resume and ensure the subject reads “Application: Pig Design Engineer”  - your first test on attention to detail :-)