Automation Technician IV

Loving, New Mexico, United States

Job Reference 1193399

Location Loving, New Mexico, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Downstream

Function Other

Job Type Contract

Date Added August 29, 2023

Our client, a major Oil & Gas company, is looking for a Automation Technician III to work on an initial 6-months contract in Loving, NM

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the successful design and function testing of automation equipment to be deployed across Operations functional teams.
  • Interfaces with the extended BU team - Operations & Maintenance, Discipline, Project and Production Engineering, Pipeline, Measurement and supporting the Optimization Team to develop the most appropriate application, engineering design, and support of automation.
  • Develops automation solutions to enhance surveillance and optimization efforts.
  • Provides technical and defect elimination support for the current automation fleet.
  • Develops and implements automation strategies for plunger lift, rod pump, and compression well types.
  • Provides support for programs in use by various functions for optimization and well site surveillance purposes (PLOT, XSPOC, etc.).
  • Supports Artificial Lift and other functions (I&E, DE, etc.) as necessary with day-to-day tasks.
  • Provides a forward looking perspective to support development of an automation strategy considering the current state as well as any expected modifications that may be required.
  • Develops and implements artificial lift and compression control strategies as needed through alternative programming and controller logic avenues.
  • Develops solutions for automation equipment reaching end of life status.
  • Oversees, monitors, witnesses, and checks out: SCADA installation, Hook-Up, Programming, acceptance checks of Contractor's installation of Capital Project scope of work.
  • Provides Safety Leadership in the field, provides coordinated & support efforts for-to the construction I&E Supervisor/ I&E Lead/ Commissioning Lead.
Required and Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experienced level, typically 5-7 years of experience.
  • Provides more technical/functional support than administrative support.
  • Demonstrates a thorough working knowledge of technology, applications, terminology, and procedures required of job function.
  • Performs varied and more complex tasks.
  • Makes decisions within broad parameters.

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