Automation Technician

NGL Energy Partners LP Midland , TX 79701

Posted 5 months ago

Position Title

Automation Technician

Location

Midland, TX

Job Description

The Automation Technician performs work of high skill in the inspection, calibration, repair, testing, adjusting, installation and removal of electronic equipment and systems. This position will work closely with the Automation specialists to ensure quality repairs, device installations and integration of the automation systems and other equipment while maintaining and modifying components to full service capacity. The Automation Technician must possess skills to perform electrical troubleshooting installs and repairs.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with installations, commissioning, maintenance, testing, and trouble-shooting of automation systems.

  • Provide electrical installation and maintenance of automation systems.

  • Understand and utilize internal CMMS ticket system and external support for devices.

  • Coordinate Networking TCP/IP with internal IT Department.

  • Manage Instrumentation Calibrations, Wireless Instrumentation, and Solar Powered System.

  • Verify 3rd party work to include materials needed, proposals, and invoices and coordinate start and completion schedules.

  • Interface with other groups within the company (Operations, EHS, GIS, Accounting, Engineering, etc.) to ensure user needs are met.

  • Develop and maintain training tools to help other engineers, operators, and controllers maintain and operate the system and facilities.

  • Design, develop, and maintain technical and operations documentation for each facility, as well as other end users using the Automation system.

  • Assist IT department in troubleshooting and maintaining internet connection and equipment at each facility for the Automation system as well as other critical systems.

  • Order, manage installation and maintain the inventory of automation devices including motor controllers, drives, and PLC equipment used at the facilities.

  • Regular attendance at the worksite is required.

  • Capable of taking call-outs on evenings and weekends.

Position Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understand relationships between database, programs, and GUI systems.

  • Electrician skills capable of interpreting one line electrical drawings, P&ID's, troubleshooting 480/220 electrical circuits utilizing multi-meters and meg-ohm meters.

  • Experience: RTU's, VFD's, PLC Programming (Idec, ScadaPack, Allen Bradley), Communication protocols & radio communications.

  • Wide range of knowledge with most rotating equipment.

  • Hydraulic and electrical skills.

  • Camera equipment, systems, and analytics.

  • Window based devices, scanners, and printers.

  • Ability to read and understand blue prints.

  • Good knowledge of MS Office, Word, and Excel.

  • Problem solving capabilities.

  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.

  • Ability to be a positive representative of the Company both internally and externally.

  • Ability to work with respect and cooperation at all times with fellow employees and customers.

  • Must be committed to working safely at all times.

Experience/Education:

  • Requires an Automation Technician certification or apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.

  • Oilfield experience preferred.

  • Valid Driver's License required.

Travel: Up to 10% travel required. Requires the ability to travel to field locations where environment may vary significantly.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must frequently position, transport and/or move up to 40 pounds.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Stand; walk; move across large areas including uneven terrain, sometimes quickly;

  • Be stationary for long periods of time;

  • Work in confined or restrictive working spaces;

  • Ascend stairs or ladders, work atop tanks, traverse metal walkways at heights;

  • Balance with equipment and while moving large and/or heavy objects;

  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel;

  • Reach with hands and arms above the head and to ground level;

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl or otherwise reach into confined spaces;

  • Push and pull material and equipment from one place to another;

  • Communicate with and exchange information verbally and in writing;

  • Operate a motorized vehicle during the work shift;

  • Move about in an office environment;

  • Work using repetitive motion.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Work requires physical efforts associated with using the computer and phones to access information.

Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is:

  • Occasionally in an office environment.

  • Occasionally exposed to work in high, precarious places.

  • Occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals.

  • Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat.

  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, hand tools and small to medium-sized power tool use.

  • Regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock.

  • Occasionally exposed to non-toxic propane fumes or airborne particles.

  • Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This position is required to be performed at the work site during regularly scheduled hours. Physical presence at the work site is required.

This job description is not intended to describe in detail the multitude of tasks that may be assigned, but rather to provide the incumbent with a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.


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