Automation Technician I

Kermit, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1243454

Location Kermit, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Field Services

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 17, 2024

Our client, a major Oil & Gas Company is seeking a Automation Technician to work in Kermit, Texas within their facilities for a 6-month assignment (possibility of extension).  
If you are selected as the Automation Technician, 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.


  • 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 maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Basic understanding of artificial lift methods and controls.
  • Familiar with ESD control methods and devices, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical.
  • 2+ years of relevant automation work experience.
  • Exhibit understanding of communications equipment and troubleshooting from device to host.
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform/comply with following:
  • Climb various ladders and stairs up to 50 feet in height to perform maintenance on equipment.
  • Raise and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material daily on even and uneven terrain.
  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions.
  • Work alone a high percentage of the time.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • 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...).
  • 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).

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