Automation Technician/Programmer

Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States

Job Reference 1191424

Location Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added July 12, 2023

Our client is looking for an Automation Technician to work on a 12-month contract - to extension, to work near Carlsbad, NM.


  • 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 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: 7/7


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