Company: Plains All American Pipeline
Skills: IT - Networking & Telecom, Field Comm / SCADA
Other Skills: analysis, design, integration and implementation of real time applications and communication networks
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Location: Midland, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: North America

Provide technical and analytical support for SCADA applications and related real time systems, along with support of legacy applications. The SCADA Specialist will perform a variety of functions including supporting roles for analysis, design, integration and implementation of real time applications and communication networks. Works closely with Control Center and ensures reliable communications with remote PLCs that monitor and control various pipelines and ensures reliable historical data is available for reports.


  • Ensures maximum reliability and uptime of the SCADA system 24 hours per day/7 days per week, maintaining a secure SCADA environment in compliance with company and regulatory guidelines.
  • Designs and implements improvements to the SCADA system.
  • Modifies and updates the real time database and HMI to reflect a dynamic system
  • Assists Engineering and Operations in developing pipeline automation procedures.
  • Responsible for operation and maintenance of database, network and reporting systems associated with the primary and backup SCADA control centers
  • Provides scheduled and non-scheduled installation and maintenance on computer systems consisting primarily of Unix and Microsoft based operating systems
  • Responsible for the creation and distribution of operational data reports generated from Microsoft SQL and SYBASE databases, distribution will be primarily via web server
  • Responsible for implementation, integration, operation and security of wide area and local area SCADA networks comprised mainly of ISDN, MPLS, VSAT, FDDI and Ethernet networks, this position is also responsible for general system administration responsibilities which include system backups, network documentation, database archiving, user account and account policy creation.


  • Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems, electrical or technical certification or equivalent experience in computer networking