Automation Technician III

Loving, New Mexico, United States

Job Reference 1193400

Location Loving, New Mexico, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Downstream

Function Other

Job Type Contract

Date Added August 29, 2023

Our major client in the Oil & Gas industry is looking for an Automation Technician lll to work on a 6-month contract in their facilities located in Loving, NM.

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 submit 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




  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee
  • Current/valid driver's license
  • 3+ years of relevant automation work experience
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform/comply with the 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...)
  • 1+ years of experience with Allen Bradley, Fisher Roc, Automation Direct, ABB, SCADA Pack, Redlion (i.e., PLC's, HMI's, drives, etc.)
  • 1+ years of experience in PLC programming
  • 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)

Schedule: 5/50


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