Automation Technician

Conoco Phillips

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Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Job Summary

Job Description

Delaware Basin Overview

Spanning West Texas through Southeast New Mexico, ConocoPhillips holds approximately 709,000 total net acres in the Delaware Basin, which includes approximately 699,000 unconventional net acres. ConocoPhillips began exploring and appraising the basin’s stacked pay potential in 2012 and has gained extensive technical expertise to optimize development. Entering 2023, the company now operates over 2,800 wells throughout the Basin.

In 2022, the company operated an average of 10 drilling rigs, including one electric rig, and 153 new operated wells were brought online. Net production in 2022 averaged 321 MBOED.

Quality of Life Incentives

ConocoPhillips offers additional benefits to support employees living and maintaining a primary residence in the Loving/Carlsbad, NM area. For more details visit: Living in Loving/Carlsbad and view the A Diamond in the Desert video.

Description

If you are selected as the Automation Technician, you will be providing the Automation department with critical day-to-day troubleshooting and support for SCADA field hardware, communications, and related software. You will work closely with vendors, contractors, and operations field staff on the direct support of all aspects of field SCADA equipment.

This is a Safety Sensitive position.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Align with all applicable DOT and OSHA regulations, NEC/NFPA requirements, and safety policies and procedures
  • Lead with a focus on safety, environmental protection, and regulatory compliance and actively participate in Safety Action Plans
  • Follow company energy isolation procedures (LOTO)
  • Perform installation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of automation equipment
  • Apply expertise for installation, calibration, maintenance, and repairs of instrument, communication, and electrical equipment
  • Execute planned maintenance checks and calibration and timely submits appropriate reports
  • PLC installation, troubleshooting, and programming
  • Build and respond to SAP notifications and process work orders
  • Maintain current and accurate documentation of maintenance activities
  • Minimize downtime and unsafe conditions by performing preventative and predictive maintenance
  • Maintain technical and administrative records, including prints and project reports
  • Initiate Management of Change requests for proposed changes to equipment, instrumentation, and programs
  • Assist supervisors in changing technology/budget requirements
  • Drive collaboration throughout the area of responsibility

Basic/Required:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Current/valid driver’s license
  • 1+ years of relevant automation work experience
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform/comply with following: Climb various ladders and stairs up to 50 feet in height to perform maintenance on equipment, Raise and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds, Walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material daily on even and uneven terrain, Work outside in harsh weather conditions, Work alone a high percentage of the time, Wear personal protective equipment (PPE), Work unscheduled overtime

Preferred:

  • Associate degree/Trade Certificate or higher in Instrumentation, Electronics, Electrical Technology or foreign equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in the automation field
  • 1+ years of experience with communication equipment (Cell Modems, Radios, Network Switches, etc)
  • 1+ years of experience with Allen Bradley, Fisher Roc, Automation Direct, ABB, SCADAPack, Redlion (i.e., PLC’s, HMI’s, drives, etc.)
  • 1+ years of experience in PLC programming
  • Basic level of knowledge with electrical systems
  • Strong Troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to read and understand electrical drawings (i.e., P&ID’s, C&E’s)
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what is right
  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

Apply Before: 

Sponsorship:

ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.

EEO:

In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

To apply for this job please visit careers.conocophillips.com.

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