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Automation Comm Specialist III

Midland, Texas, United States

Competitive

Sector:

Posted: 5/21/2024

Ref: BH-267936-1

Description:
As an Automation Comm Specialist III, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing automation and electrical systems associated with upstream onshore oil and gas production operations. Leveraging your seasoned expertise, you’ll provide technical support, troubleshoot network infrastructure, and contribute to process improvement. If you’re passionate about automation, possess deep insights from years of experience, and thrive in a dynamic environment, this role is for you. – This is more of a telecom role. **
Basic Requirements:
2-year technical degree or equivalent working experience 5+ years supporting radio/fiber communication networks Basic Knowledge of oil and gas systems
Basic level of understanding of automation and electrical design principles
Understanding of regulatory guidelines Strong leadership and mentoring skills Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Ability to perform under pressure
Strong written and oral communication skills Strong project management skills
Strong time management skills Ability to manage large Budget
Advanced knowledge of fiber optic network infrastructure and components Ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot network equipment
Ability to work on multiple projects and meet delivery deadlines
Preferred:
10+ years supporting radio/fiber communication networks 5+ years oil and gas experience
Advanced knowledge of OPC communication
Advanced Expert level competency of automation communications equipment.
Advanced knowledge of radio frequency theory and the effects of systems operating in an oil field environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of varied hardware transmission technologies including rs232, rs485, rs422, USB and Ethernet
Expert computer skills (MS Office Suite, proprietary software, etc.) Expert knowledge of network routing and switching
Expert knowledge of fiber optic installation, termination, and troubleshooting
Responsibilities:
Maintenance and Repair: Assume responsibility for maintaining and repairing a diverse range of automation and electrical equipment related to upstream onshore oil and gas production.
On-Site Automation Support: Provide on-site automation support for upstream onshore oil and gas production operations.
Technical Expertise: Serve as a technical resource for facility control systems and field instrumentation, including level, pressure, flow, vibration, and other instruments.
Compliance and Standards: Ensure maintenance activities adhere to relevant industry and corporate Process Control standards. Follow best practices for PLC programming, standards, and management of change (MOC) procedures.
Strategic Improvement: Identify problem areas within instrumentation and control systems, offering alternative solutions to enhance automation network design and philosophies.
Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams during design reviews and process hazard analysis.

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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