Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0057
Post Date 9/20/2017
Title Automation Tech
City Garden City
State TX
Description Laredo Petroleum, Inc. has an opening for an Automation Technician in the Midland office, reporting to the Permian Automation Foreman. This position will be responsible for the safe installation, maintenance and repair of automation, communication, and control systems associated with oil field production operations. The candidate must have thorough working knowledge of the equipment, regulations, materials, and tools currently used in the oilfield automation industry.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Install, maintain, and troubleshoot Laredo Petroleum automation equipment and remote sensors
• Manage and troubleshoot Laredo Petroleum communications infrastructure
• Communicate with all branches of operations regarding automation equipment and status
• Work with SCADA system to identify and correct malfunctioning equipment and sensors
• Work with automation contractors to ensure adequate installation and costs
• Identify and recommend improvements to existing automation equipment and systems
• Troubleshoot, program, and repair field PLCs, HMIs, and RTUs
• Answer service related calls to repair or reset down communications/telemetry equipment
• Train operators and technicians on proper use of field automation equipment and SCADA
• Perform other duties as required
Requirements KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

• High school diploma or equivalent required
• Minimum of 2 years oilfield experience including 3 years of automation experience as an automation technician or programmer; Electrical experience also a plus
• Detailed knowledge of oilfield automation and communications equipment including PLCs and programming logic, Ubiquiti and Cambium PTMP systems, and Oleumtech hardware
• Computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with all level of employees in the organization
• Must be self-motivated, demonstrate strong ethics and character, be able to work with minimal supervision, and be flexible and cooperative with co-workers
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