Sr. Technical Professional–Mechanical Halliburton Drill Bits and Services
I grew up tinkering with things with my dad - cars, lawn mowers, anything and everything. My dad never had a mechanic - he did all of his own work - so I kind of grew up with that same do-it-yourself attitude. I love building things and seeing them come to fruition. I think that's one of the reasons why I chose a degree in mechanical engineering.
During my junior year in college, I came to Halliburton Drill Bits and Services and worked in the lab for about eight months. I got a good feel for what the Technology group did and what they were trying to accomplish. Before I left, the hiring manager asked me to contact him when I got ready to graduate and before I accepted a position with any other company.
I did, and ended up accepting an offer from Halliburton about midway through my senior year in college while I was going through the interviewing process. I really didn't find any other companies that I felt as comfortable with as I did with the team at Halliburton Drill Bits and Services.
When I graduated, I was expecting to come in, pull out my calculus and fluid books, and start punching out equations and solving all the problems. I realized very quickly that it doesn't work like that. You have to use those tools, theories and principles, but it's not quite that simple. Collaboration with my team plays a big role in what I do.
There are many other people involved in the process. It's ingrained in Halliburton's culture to provide feedback or knowledge to arrive at solutions to difficult problems. It doesn't do anyone any good to hoard information.
Another good thing about Halliburton is that you can work in a small subdivision of the Company and learn a great deal, but, if you decide that you want something more, you'll find multiple opportunities to provide more value to the Company. The opportunities are endless.