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Automation Technician

Select Energy Services Carlsbad, NM Full-Time
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Business Unit: Operational Technology


The Automation Technician will report directly to the Operations Manager and will work closely with other operational and technical personnel. The position will involve domestic travel outside the region and extensive daily travel within the area. The position will be based out of the Select Energy Services office.

Primary Functions

  • Install a variety of sensors and electrical equipment in an outdoor environment
  • Ensure automation equipment is in proper working order
  • Interact professionally with onsite customer representatives
  • Work closely and have strong communication with coworkers, specifically as it relates to planning for current and future oil and gas operations
  • Use a computer proficiently to send reports and to create virtual automation sites using our software

Field Work Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds of equipment through rough terrain
  • Locations of field work include, but are not limited to:
    • Oil and gas leases
    • Ability to wear all required personal protective equipment
    • Aptitude to learn new software quickly
    • Ability to troubleshoot in the field computer software/ equipment issues
    • Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely for extended periods of time
    • Ability to adapt to last minute changes and/ or priorities of work assignments
    • Capacity to provide detailed and complete reports in an efficient manner
    • Provide on-site calculations of field analysis
    • Strong verbal communication, negotiation, and customer service skills

Recording Keeping

  • Record and organize field date, time, hours, and miles for report and billing

Minimum Qualifications

  • Preferred degree or certification in related field.
  • 1 year of oil and gas/ industrial experience (or related experience)
  • Some electrical or water transfer experience a plus
  • Willingness to grow and develop with the position as it evolves
  • High motivated and focused
  • Self-sufficient; self-starter
  • Ability to work independently establish priorities and complete competing assignments within required timeframes
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be eligible to drive a company vehicle in accordance to Select’s policies

Beneficial Experience:

  • Oil and gas operations
  • Radio network hardware
  • TCP/IP network trouble shooting
  • CAN bus networks
  • Electronics diagnosis
  • PC based industrial process control
  • Ladder logic programming
  Select Energy Services participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.  If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Select is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.  Select only uses E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.
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