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Automation Specialist / United States

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Location: Texas, United States
- Responsibility of maintaining and repairing a wide array of automation and electrical equipment associated with upstream onshore oil and gas producing operations.
- Provide on-site automation support for upstream onshore oil and gas producing operations.
- Serve as technical resource for facility controls systems and field instrumentation including level, pressure, flow, vibration, and other instruments.
- Ensure maintenance activities are executed in compliance with relevant industry and corporate Process Control standards.
- Follow PLC programming practices, standards, and MOC procedures.
- Identify problem areas with instrumentation and control systems to determine strategic improvement opportunities.
- Leverage CMMS, such as SAP, to facilitate the processes of maintenance operations.

- 2-year Instrumentation or Automation technology degree with a GPA of 2.5 or higher (or foreign equivalent), or equivalent technical working experience with a good track record of safety.
- 3+ years of Oil Field experience.
- Intermediate knowledge of well RTU designs, programming and troubleshooting.
- Intermediate knowledge of analog and discrete instrumentation, and various serial and ethernet communications protocols.
- Intermediate knowledge of technical standards and guidelines (API, NEC, NFPA, IEEE, ISA, etc.).
- Basic knowledge of maintaining PLC programs in function block, ladder logic, and structured text.
- Basic knowledge of maintaining local HMI operator interfaces.
- Ability and willingness to work 12-hour shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and participate in an on-call rotation. Schedules may vary depending on location.
- Ability and willingness to travel to unassigned job areas on an as-needed basis.
- Ability and willingness to work under air (fit test) and work from aerial manlift platform.
- Works safely around instrumentation and electrical systems.
- Capable of working responsibly with limited supervision.
- Intermediate knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and Windows Operating Systems.

- Bachelor's degree in Automation with GPA of 3.0 or higher (or foreign equivalent).
- 5+ years of Oil Field experience.
- 1+ years of upstream oil and gas automation experience.
- Experience with Allen-Bradley & Rosemount.
- Able to read and understand Cause & Effects, P&ID’s, wiring diagrams, control narratives, etc.
- Basic ability to troubleshoot control networks for well sites, well pads, tank battery, saltwater disposal and compressor stations. (ControlNet, Ethernet I/P, Network Switches, fiber optics, RF communications)
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with management, technical, and field personnel.
- Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals.
- Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results.

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