Welcome to Spitzer Industries!

As a recognized industry leader in designing and fabricating high-specification equipment for the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industries, Spitzer emphasizes a team approach and demands the highest standards of personal and professional integrity from employees. All positions are based in Houston, Texas.


The Applications & Instrumentation Engineer is responsible for supporting the sales and estimating teams with sizing and technical information to support a well-defined proposal package. This will include sizing of equipment, vessels and piping to meet customer needs. Typical equipment would be dehydration units, amine plants, stabilizers, separators, filters, piping/valve skids, etc. This candidate will be responsible for developing valve and instrumentation lists by specifying the correct products to meet customer needs and specifications. The candidate will also be responsible for reading customer specifications and ensuring the proposed equipment complies. The engineer will also be responsible for supporting the project and engineering groups through the procurement and fabrication processes.


  • Perform engineering calculations in accordance with industry-accepted codes and practices to size oil and gas production and process equipment.
  • Use a broad range of engineering capabilities to evaluate, develop, model and optimize ideas in support of shop requirements and customer needs. Evaluate mechanical, electromechanical and process systems and products by applying previous experience as well as principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer and materials.
  • Perform engineering evaluations and technical feasibility related to new proposals.
  • Review and evaluate proposals for technical clarity.
  • Prepare product reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information.
  • Provide engineering information by answering questions and requests from customer, sales and fabrication teams.
  • Work with supply chain to quote and determine lead time on packaged equipment components such as relief valves, control valves, I&E, separator raw materials, etc.
  • Confer with estimating, project stakeholders, operations, management, vendor and various subject matter experts to elaborate a proposed project scope definition and ensure the validity of the design through its execution.
  • Interface with customers, providing engineering support to the sales team.
  • Interface with outside providers of engineering services to support the work effort as needed.
  • Prepare and/or approve reports, proposals and presentations.
  • Advise and consult with upper management, customers and industry representatives concerning business opportunities and potential problems that may impact future business.


The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience with oil and gas production equipment required; 5+ years preferred.
  • Working knowledge of ASME, API, GPSA, NFPA and NEC guidelines and standards.
  • Specific working knowledge of natural gas compression, dehydration, stabilization and treating is preferred.
  • Understanding of ASME Section VIII and its implications in design. Proficiency in Codeware Compress ASME code calculation software a plus.
  • The ability to size basic oil and gas production equipment is required (dehydration, separation, filtration, piping, etc.).
  • Proficient with computer modeling software (BR&E Promax and AutoCAD Suite preferred).
  • Must have excellent analytical skills.
  • Working knowledge and experience in Microsoft software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills involving a very broad array of engineering disciplines and organizational levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks with limited supervision.
  • High level of organization and understanding of document control.