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Automation / Field Communications Tech III

Midland, Texas, United States



Posted: 11/14/2023

Ref: BH-252482

This individual will work closely with the operations, automation, security, and information technology groups to understand the communication needs of the field assets.
Must be able to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
Use of basic knowledge of oil and gas production operations and reservoir management.
Work with multiple departments in the development and maintenance of standardized installation and documentation in accordance to policies.
Maintain accurate documentation and inventory of communication hardware and forecast ordering needs.
Use extensive knowledge of DC current electronics with a basic knowledge of AC current electrical systems.
This individual shall be familiar with areal topographic analysis in support of line-of-sight (LOS) path study and assessment, as well as the technologies required to develop point-to-point and point-to-multipoint solutions for wireless field communications for both licensed and unlicensed frequencies.
  • Responsible for monitoring company’s network infrastructure and promptly analyze, diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve network outages and network related issues. Also, to provide timely situational reports for affected groups.
  • Ensure integrity of physical communication assets across the field, i.e. radio masts, remote site towers, backhaul towers, and all associated antenna gear/cabling;
  • Provide communication training and support to Automation, Measurement and Well Technicians.
  • Maintain proper firmware in all field communication devices.
  • Knowledge of FAA filings, clearance requirements, obstruction lighting and lighting standards. Knowledge of FCC rules, regulations and filings, structure registration, and ASSE/TIA standards.
  • Knowledge of 2-way radio systems, serial radio systems, microwave and wireless system design, RF coverage analysis and microwave path design and tower site acquisition.
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Experience and understanding of networking protocols (Ethernet, TCP/IP, wireless, networking, routing and switching).
  • Accountable for remaining within budgeted project costs and overall reconciliation.
  • SCHEDULE - Monday-Friday 8-5

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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