Company: Wood
Skills: Electrical Technician
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

CEC Controls- a Wood business is currently recruiting for a Controls Technician to join our systems integration team in Portsmouth, VA. This position will report to the Engineering Supervisor. The candidate will join a dynamic engineering group and carry out technical assignments of substantial variety and complexity. The candidate can expect to work with customers, engineers, and electricians to solve problems to provide the customer with a complete functional system.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with solid experience seeking career growth with a major organization. The position offers g ood work life balance, flexible work arrangements and open & effective management.

  • Perform commissioning and startup of PLC control panels and instruments
  • Programming systems during the design phase is possible
  • Install, replace, and calibrate instruments in process systems using hand tools, test equipment and established procedures
  • Prepare schematic drawings, sketches, and reports to reflect changes or alterations made in instruments, circuits, and control panels
  • Provide accurate documentation of work performed for each project
  • Provide the customer with training specific to their project
  • Assemble and modify control panels according to plans
  • Follow safety policies and procedures
  • Perform duties assigned by and under the supervision of a project manager or engineer

Skills / Qualifications

  • Technical training or education in mechatronics or PLC control systems. PLC programming experience a plus
  • Ability to learn and apply technical training to tasks quickly and accurately.
  • An understanding of PLC control systems and electrical wiring principles
  • Capable of interpreting key documents including control panel drawings, electrical schematics, and P&ID's
  • Technically oriented and mechanically inclined
  • Current and valid United States driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Proven track record of successful completion of projects involving control system commissioning, software integration, calibration, or troubleshooting
  • Familiarity of the construction industry, especially electrical and controls fields
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Strong written communication skills with a keen eye for details in documents
  • Familiarization with Microsoft Office products required
  • Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

Physical Requirements:
  • Able to climb a 2 story ladder
  • Can walk a mile in 20 minutes
  • Be able to cover, on foot, a reasonable distance on a job site
  • Able to lift 30 lbs. without difficulty
  • Able to work within a confined space

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.