Engineering Technician II

STV Group, Incorporated Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

STV Energy Services, Inc. in Houston, TX is seeking an intermediate level Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Integrator with a minimum of two years of experience to work on pipeline and facility (metering stations, pump stations, compressor stations, Gas plants, terminals) for our industrial clients.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

  • Two year technical degree in Electrical and/or Instrumentation (or equivalent practical experience) and a minimum of two years of I&E technician and programing experience.

  • Good knowledge of the latest version of the National Electrical Code

  • Good knowledge of multiple programming software on different platforms including PLCs, DCS, RTU, Relays, HMI, and SCADA.

  • Good knowledge of Testing equipment for trouble shooting including Voltage Meters, Process meters, Hart communicator and software, Modbus testing, network testing.

  • Good knowledge of selecting and wiring instrumentation (flow, pressure, temperature) transmitters and switches.

  • Good knowledge of selecting components for the design of PLC systems including I/O, architecture, configuration, and communication links (Modbus, Profibus, Ethernet, etc)

  • Good knowledge of low voltage power electrical equipment (motor control centers, motor starter controls, motors, transformers, VFDs, etc.)

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills in team environments and one-on-one.

  • Excellent skills working alone on site and interfacing with clients.

  • Excellent skills in modifying and understanding existing code developed from previous projects.

Responsibilities in Addition to Minimum Qualifications

  • Accomplish project related clerical and reproduction duties with minimal supervision.

  • Apply client directed programming standards to all equipment involved in project design. Typical software included in list below.

  • Plan daily work with minimal supervision.

  • Program and develop projects along with commissioning and startup activities

  • Travel independently to and conduct site surveys to document electrical, instrumentation, and controls, Programming, commissioning, and startup at existing client sites and facilities (+50% of time).

  • Provide on and off-site support for Operation and maintenance on PLCs and instrumentation.

Additional Experience a plus:

  • MS Access database software

  • Basic Understanding of the latest (or one previous version) of AutoCAD to create drawings and documents from scratch based on sketches/ hand marked up prints and verbal instructions and vendor documents, scaling, paper space/model space concepts, reference files, and viewports.

  • Designs involving motor starters and VFDs

  • Practical field experience working as an intern or electrician's helper or similar

  • Experiences requiring leadership and self-initiated activities

About STV Energy Services, Inc.

STV metering, pump station, and compressor station projects will include, but are not limited to the following. Very few projects have all of these elements:

  • Connection to local utility at 480 V up to 34.5 kV

  • Pole Line (open or insulated conductors, 480 V up to 34.5 kV) per NESC

  • Utility Service Entrance

  • Power & Control Room building

  • 480 V to 15 kV switchgear

  • 480 V and 5 kV motors and VFDs

  • 480 V and 5 kV motor control centers

  • Oil filled power transformers and small dry type transformers

  • Solid and high resistance grounding

  • Panelboards

  • Area Lighting

  • Power cable sizing per NEC

  • Electrical Hazardous Area Classification Plans per NEC and API

  • Basic process instrumentation (pressure, flow)

  • Meter skids and LACT skids

  • PLC (complete cabinet design, programming)

  • I/O lists

  • Communications: RS-485, Ethernet, Modbus, DeviceNet


  • Radio and Satellite communications

  • Underground installations " direct bury, duct bank per NEC

  • Cable tray installations per NEC and NEMA

  • Conduit installations per NEC

  • Electrical Equipment & Instrument location plans

  • Power/Control/Instrument plot plans

  • Power, control, instrumentation, fiber, data, cable selection and installation per NEC

  • Cable tray fill calculations per NEC

  • Conduit fill calculations per NEC

  • Cable schedule

Software Used Regularly:

  • Rs Logix and Factory talk, Studio 5000

  • Variety of Rockwell software

  • Total flow software, PCCU

  • Omni COM

  • Rock links

  • Simply Modbus or similar

  • GE power management software

  • MS Office Pro (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

  • AutoCAD 2016

  • Adobe Acrobat / Bluebeam PDF Revu

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Engineering Technician II

STV Group, Incorporated