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TeleCommunications Technician IV

Houston, Texas, United States



Posted: 9/7/2023

Ref: BH-245398

CW will only be needed for approximately 24 hours per week.

This position is in the IT Infrastructure group which provides telecommunications support to the fields in the Permian fields.

Responsibilities Will Include:
The Field Network Analyst/Network Engineer will be responsible for:
  • Support of Field Network Infrastructure and Well Communications
  • Understand basic Oil & Gas operations
  • Maintain and build on Business Unit relationships by acting as IT liaison with Operations
  • Accommodate new SCADA implementation at the production facilities by providing connectivity for process control and data gathering.
  • Develop IT training and knowledge articles for BU operations to leverage for TCOM related issues.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex network issues by navigating through peer-to-peer communication on the field network using packet captures.
  • Familiar with cable and RF test equipment such spectrum analyzers
  • Communicate planned changes to the field network accurately and effectively and understand how those changes impact Oil & Gas operations.
  • Issue and maintain IP Address/DNS for all network connected devices for new facility builds.
  • Coordinate and supervise capital projects in the Business Unit in accordance with BU safety policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor and provide metrics of network performance to BU Operations and IT leadership.
  • Oversee emergency power generators, site cleanliness, and site security for all tower locations
  • Manage Process Control Networks (PCN) that communicate via IT infrastructure that will stop Oil & Gas production if connections are lost.
  • Provide second level field support for various wireless technologies:
  • Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave technologies, both licensed and unlicensed 802.11 Wi-Fi
  • Land mobile radio systems (LMR)
  • SCADA RTU’s and PLC’s
  • SCADA Data Collectors

  • CCNP, CCNA or equivalent certification in Routing and Switching
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Admin/Mgmt, Computer Science, Engineering, Information
  • Technology, Management Information Systems, other related business field, other related technical field, or foreign equivalent
  • 5+ Years’ experience supporting enterprise networking
  • 5+ years’ experience with various wireless technologies including point to multi point, point to point, mesh, and 802.11 wi-fi.
  • 5+ years’ experience with Ethernet switching and routing
  • 5+ years’ experience with Cisco IOS command line
  • 5+ years’ experience troubleshooting utilizing the OSI model
  • 3+ years’ experience with SNMP based monitoring software
  • 3+ years’ experience with DNS, DHCP, packet capture software, and IP address/Subnetting
  • Experience with serial communications including RS232 and RS485
  • Willingness to travel overnight to other COP locations

  • Experience with Aviat, Cambium, ABB Tropos, Motorola UHF radio systems manufacturers
  • Link-profiling and RF propagation software experience
  • Experience in microwave (licensed and un-licensed), MAS-SCADA, Private LTE, LoRaWan, IOT, Land Mobile, tower structures, and FCC and FAA regulations for the aforementioned
  • Familiarity with existing and emerging cellular technologies
  • Experience with microwave link design, planning, and troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of parts 90 and 101 of CFR47 (FCC regulations)
  • Knowledge and experience with DC/AC power solutions and sizing; 12vdc, 24vdc, 48vdc, 120vac, 240vac
  • Report writing experience
  • SCADA systems
  • Team player able to work collaboratively in an environment of mixed disciplines including field operations, I&E, contractors, and corporate engineering groups to provide reliable communications to the business

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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