Company: Wood
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer, Electrical Technician, Instrumentation Technician
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
No location/work authorization restrictions found.


Priority
Priority 1 - Immediate need
Job Spec

Job Details

Job Title: Automation Specialist


Classification: Craft Worker

Function: Operations


Location: GOM Inland/Offshore/Deepwater

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt


Line Manager / Reports to: Contract Manager

DOT Agency:

Job Summary

An Automation Specialist plays key role in supporting production operations through the operation and maintenance of top-sides and sub-sea production, safety and control systems and equipment which includes wells, rotating equipment, process field devices and packaged ancillary equipment. As a member of a multi-discipline team, the Automation Specialist operates and maintains the process and utilities systems in a safe and efficient manner, striving to minimize the impact on the environment while meeting production targets in compliance with Wood, client, and regulatory requirements and best practices.

Job Dimensions

Does this job have supervisory responsibilities?



No

Supervision & Responsibility

Direct Reports: 0

Indirect Reports: 0

Subordinate Supervisors: 0

Non-Supervisory employees: 0

Total Reports: 0

Are there financial dimensions?



No

Revenue Range Responsibility:



Is this a role within the Finance function?



No

Finance Role ONLY

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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (including geographic spread, role authority etc.)

• Helps to ensure operations are completed in accordance with regulatory requirements, company controls and guidelines; they contribute to the safe and efficient operations through competent operation and maintenance of process systems and associated equipment; primarily engaged with functional support of instruments and control systems.

• Must maintain and interface with the day to day activities of the Instrument and Electrical Technicians'(I&E) work involving changes to the facility control systems. Also, works directly with the Automation Engineers to investigate and deliver innovation that will provide a more reliable process safety system, which will maintain facility integrity.

• Assist the IT and construction personnel with system issues; ensure the work order system is in place and maintained to track inventory and high maintenance items.

• Assist the Maintenance/Mechanical function in setting short-term priorities for platform maintenance needs to meet agreed targets and ensure that the maintenance of the platform operating equipment will deliver maximum production in a cost effective and environmentally responsible and safe manner.

• Help develop procedure to ensure that processes are in place and are effective for the safe operation and isolation of the facilities.

• Integrate maintenance activities into the overall facilities planning and monitoring.

• Ensure control and safety systems correspond with P&ID's and SAFE charts. Ensure system and control drawings are kept up to date and accurate.

• Determine contractor needs for projects as needed.

• Interface with management, operations, and engineering for day-to-day operations and new project execution.

• Ensure preventative and pro-active measures are followed to maintain safety and control system integrity.

• Assist in system design and implementation as needed; monitor and maintain spare parts inventory applicable to systems and controls; maintain systems and control portion of the facility.

• Debug and optimize automation programs; maintain program and system files backup; maintain software and communication networks. (e.g. Ethernet, Data Highway Plus, RS logic, RS Net, Devicenet, Control Net, and Modbus).

• Assist Maintenance and I&E with troubleshooting procedures for equipment such as pumps, compressors, generators and process equipment.

• Maintenance upgrades and repair of computers including servers, HMI monitoring, control computers and local touch screen interface panels.

• Develop PLC and HMI programs for new equipment as needed.

• Other duties as assigned.

Communications & Working Relationships

Internal: Operations, Maintenance, Logistics, and other internal functional support personnel.

External: Client, Regulatory, and other contractors' personnel.

Level of Influence & Decision Making Authority:

May provide guidance or informal training for less experienced personnel.

Person Spec

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS (e.g. oral, verbal & written communication; language skills, reasoning skills)



Language Skills: Must be able to speak, read and write in English.



Mathematical Skills: Must be able to perform basic math.



Reasoning Ability: Basic reasoning ability.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING (preferred/required)

Required: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 3-5 years of experience in Automation or I&E maintenance

Preferred: Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; 5-10 years' experience in Automation or I&E maintenance

TECHNICAL / BUSINESS SKILLS, CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, and/or REGISTRATIONS

(e.g. project management methodologies, negotiating terms & conditions, cost models, etc.)

• Training requirements are determined based on specific role location, client, Wood, and regulatory requirements

COMPUTER SKILLS

Specialized Computer Skills: Uses specialized desktop publishing or custom applications to publish documents or manage large amounts of data.

STRENGTH AND FORCE (Strength and force represent the minimal requirements)

1) Sedentary < 10 lbs. of force

Frequently

2) Light < 25 lbs. of force

Occasionally

3) Medium < 50 lbs. of force

Rarely

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (please select the demands that account for more than 1/3 of time while on the job)

Standing

Walking

Sitting

Use hands to finger, handle, or feel

Reach with hands and arms

Talk or hear

WORK ENVIRONMENT

(please select the type of environment this position will be exposed more than 1/3 of the time while on the job)

Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)

Work near moving mechanical parts

Work in high, precarious places

Outdoor weather conditions

NOISE ENVIRONMENT (please select the amount of noise for this job)

Very quiet conditions (examples: isolation booth)

Quiet conditions (examples: private office)

Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic )

Loud noise (examples: fabrication shop or work with large earth-moving equipment )

Very loud noise (examples: would require earplugs)

CORE VALUES AND BEHAVIORS

§ Safety and Assurance: All employees shall adhere to the company's HSSE Rules, Policies, and Procedures while actively participating in the Company's Leading Indicator initiatives and activities that will eliminate and minimize risk to him and others. You shall ensure all unsafe acts; conditions and events are reported immediately to your line supervisor or the Company's HSE Manager and where practical you should stop all unsafe acts and conditions.

§ Relationships: Builds and maintains strong internal and external relationships with key stakeholders.

§ Social Responsibility: Ensure our daily activities reflect local practices and cultures

§ People: Ensure to treat all employees and customers with honesty and respect.

§ Innovation: Ability to challenge existing tools and processes and suggest change to ensure continuous improvement of our capability

§ Financial Responsibility: Foster leadership while maintaining awareness of budget during daily processing of invoices and purchases.

§ Integrity: Acts with honesty and integrity at all times, maintaining compliance with WGPSN Business Ethics policy during all stages of work.

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is searching for an Automation Specialist to join our deepwater team with experience in the oil and gas industry.

Working a schedule of 14x14 out of Galliano, LA.

Authorization to work permanently in the U.S. without sponsorship required.

  • Helps to ensure operations are completed in accordance with regulatory requirements, company controls and guidelines; they contribute to the safe and efficient operations through competent operation and maintenance of process systems and associated equipment; primarily engaged with functional support of instruments and control systems
  • Must maintain and interface with the day to day activities of the Instrument and Electrical Technicians'(I&E) work involving changes to the facility control systems. Also, works directly with the Automation Engineers to investigate and deliver innovation that will provide a more reliable process safety system, which will maintain facility integrity
  • Assist the IT and construction personnel with system issues; ensure the work order system is in place and maintained to track inventory and high maintenance items
  • Assist the Maintenance/Mechanical function in setting short-term priorities for platform maintenance needs to meet agreed targets and ensure that the maintenance of the platform operating equipment will deliver maximum production in a cost effective and environmentally responsible and safe manner
  • Help develop procedure to ensure that processes are in place and are effective for the safe operation and isolation of the facilities
  • Integrate maintenance activities into the overall facilities planning and monitoring
  • Ensure control and safety systems correspond with P&ID's and SAFE charts. Ensure system and control drawings are kept up to date and accurate
  • Determine contractor needs for projects as needed
  • Interface with management, operations, and engineering for day-to-day operations and new project execution
  • Ensure preventative and pro-active measures are followed to maintain safety and control system integrity
  • Assist in system design and implementation as needed; monitor and maintain spare parts inventory applicable to systems and controls; maintain systems and control portion of the facility
  • Debug and optimize automation programs; maintain program and system files backup; maintain software and communication networks. (e.g. Ethernet, Data Highway Plus, RS logic, RS Net, Devicenet, Control Net, and Modbus)
  • Assist Maintenance and I&E with troubleshooting procedures for equipment such as pumps, compressors, generators and process equipment
  • Maintenance upgrades and repair of computers including servers, HMI monitoring, control computers and local touch screen interface panels
  • Develop PLC and HMI programs for new equipment as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Required: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 3-5 years of experience in Automation or I&E maintenance

Preferred: Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; 5-10 years' experience in Automation and/or I&E maintenance

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Diversity Statement (EEO) Spanish

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Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

 

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