Telecommunications & Networking Specialist


Our client is looking for a Network & Communications Specialist to work on a long-term assignment, to work near Midland, TX.

As a Network & Communications Specialist, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing automation and electrical systems associated with upstream onshore oil and gas production operations. Leveraging your seasoned expertise, you’ll provide technical support, troubleshoot network infrastructure, and contribute to process improvement. If you’re passionate about automation, possess deep insights from years of experience, and thrive in a dynamic environment, this role is for you.

• Maintenance and Repair: Assume responsibility for maintaining and repairing a diverse range of automation and electrical equipment related to upstream onshore oil and gas production.
• On-Site Automation Support: Provide on-site automation support for upstream onshore oil and gas production operations.
• Technical Expertise: Serve as a technical resource for facility control systems and field instrumentation, including level, pressure, flow, vibration, and other instruments.
• Compliance and Standards: Ensure maintenance activities adhere to relevant industry and corporate Process Control standards. Follow best practices for PLC programming, standards, and management of change (MOC) procedures.
• Strategic Improvement: Identify problem areas within instrumentation and control systems, offering alternative solutions to enhance automation network design and philosophies.
• Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams during design reviews and process hazard analysis.

• 2-year technical degree or equivalent working experience
• High School diploma or GED.
• 5+ years supporting radio/fiber communication networks.
• Basic knowledge of Oil & Gas systems.
• Basic level of understanding of automation and electrical design principles
• Understanding of regulatory guidelines
• Strong leadership and mentoring skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to perform under pressure Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong project management skills
• Strong time management skills Ability to manage large.
• Budget Advanced knowledge of fiber optic network infrastructure and components
• Ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot network equipment Ability to work on multiple projects and meet delivery deadlines.
• Intermediate knowledge of well Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) designs, programming, and troubleshooting.
• Familiarity with analog and discrete instrumentation, as well as various serial and Ethernet communication protocols.
• Basic understanding of technical standards and guidelines (API, NEC, NFPA, IEEE, ISA, etc.).
• Proficiency in maintaining PLC programs using function block, ladder logic, and structured text.
• Experience with local HMI operator interfaces.

• 10+ years supporting radio/fiber communication networks.
• 5+ years oil and gas experience
• Advanced knowledge of OPC communication
• Advanced Expert level competency of automation communications equipment.
• Advanced knowledge of radio frequency theory and the effects of systems operating in an oil field environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of varied hardware transmission technologies including rs232, rs485, rs422, USB and Ethernet.
• Expert computer skills (MS Office Suite, company’s proprietary software, etc.).
• Expert knowledge of network routing and switching
• Expert knowledge of fiber optic installation, termination, and troubleshooting.

Location: Midland, West Texas, Eastern New Mexico
Schedule: 9/80

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