Automation Tech

  • Competitive
  • United States Texas Midland
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
Job Description:
You will be providing the Automation department with critical day-to-day troubleshooting and support for SCADA field hardware, communications, and related software. You will work closely with vendors, contractors, and operations field staff on the direct support of all aspects of field SCADA equipment. This position is based out of West Texas / NM area. 5/2 schedule.

Your responsibilities may include:
• Align with all applicable DOT and OSHA regulations, NEC/NFPA requirements, and safety
policies and procedures
• Lead with a focus on safety, environmental protection, and regulatory compliance and actively
participate in Safety Action Plans
• Follow company energy isolation procedures (LOTO)
• Perform installation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of automation equipment
• Apply expertise for installation, calibration, maintenance, and repairs of instrument,
communication, and electrical equipment
• Execute planned maintenance checks and calibration and timely submits appropriate reports
• PLC installation, troubleshooting, and programming
• Build and respond to SAP notifications and process work orders
• Maintain current and accurate documentation of maintenance activities
• Minimize downtime and unsafe conditions by performing preventative and predictive
• Maintain technical and administrative records, including prints and project reports
• Initiate Management of Change requests for proposed changes to equipment,
instrumentation, and programs
• Assist supervisors in changing technology/budget requirements
• Drive collaboration throughout the area of responsibility

• Current/valid driver's license
• 3+ years of relevant automation work experience
• Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform/comply with
o Climb various ladders and stairs up to 50 feet in height to perform maintenance on equipment
o Raise and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds
o Walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material daily on even and uneven terrain
o Work outside in harsh weather conditions
o Work alone a high percentage of the time
o Wear personal protective equipment (PPE)
o Work unscheduled overtime

• Associate degree or Trade Certificate or higher in Instrumentation, Electronics, Electrical
Technology or foreign equivalent
• 5+ years experience in the automation field
• 1+ years of experience with communication equipment (Cell Modems, Radios, Network
Switches, etc...)
• 1+ years of experience with Allen Bradley, Fisher Roc, Automation Direct, ABB, SCADAPack,
Redlion (i.e., PLC's, HMI's, drives, etc.)
• 1+ years of experience in PLC programming
• Basic level of knowledge with electrical systems
• Strong Troubleshooting skills
• Ability to read and understand electrical drawings (i.e., P&ID's, C&E's)

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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