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Automation Specialist II

Kermit, Texas, United States

Competitive

Sector:

Posted: 5/21/2024

Ref: BH-270402

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Mid-Level Automaton Tech - Has entry level tech skills plus advanced troubleshooting skills and diagnostic skills to explain control logic functionality and solutions to system operational conditions/environments that effect performance.  

Starts Acquiring entry level integrator skills and uses engineering design documents to commission control systems, validate control loops, confirm functionality of control logic, configure end devices, and test alarms.  

PRIMARY PURPOSE:  

Responsible for installation, programming, calibration, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of automation equipment.  

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

• 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.  

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES:  

• 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 experience working as an Automation Specialist.  

• 3+ years of Oil Field experience.  

• Advanced knowledge of well RTU designs, programming and troubleshooting.  

• Advanced knowledge of analog and discrete instrumentation, and various serial and ethernet  

communications protocols.  

• Advanced knowledge of technical standards and guidelines (API, NEC, NFPA, IEEE, ISA, etc.).  

• Intermediate knowledge of maintaining PLC programs in function block, ladder logic, and  

structured text.  

• Intermediate knowledge of maintaining local HMI operator interfaces.  

• Intermediate knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and Windows Operating  

Systems.  

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:  

• Bachelor's degree in Automation with GPA of 3.0 or higher (or foreign equivalent).  

• 7+ years of Oil Field experience.  

• 3+ years of upstream oil and gas automation experience.  

• Experience with Allen-Bradley & Rosemount.  

• Able to read and understand Cause & Effects, P&IDs, wiring diagrams, control narratives, etc.  

• Intermediate 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.

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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