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Controls and Electrical Specialist/Sr

Company: Northern Natural Gas
Location: Midland
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Controls and Electrical Specialist/Sr
Job Number: 2201402
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)
The purpose of this position is to provide advanced specialized technical assistance and training to field operations, engineering and technical services departments for the evaluation, design, installation and repair of automation, power distribution, communications and fire and gas detection systems; lead project teams in field automation projects and prioritize capital projects for budgeting purposes.
Typical Duties
Provide advanced technical guidance to field operations controls, measurement, mechanical and pipeline technicians relative to automation, power distribution, communications and fire and gas detection systems relative to day-to-day operations.
Work with engineering and construction, field operations and technical services departments to ensure effective design, installation and operation of automation, power distribution, communications and fire and gas detection systems for new construction projects meet NNG standards and governmental and industry codes.
Review and update, if required, Northern operating procedures and engineering standards relative to automation, power distribution, communications and fire and gas detection systems.
Review programming changes for programmable logic controllers and human machine interfaces relative to the change control process.
Identify and develop process improvement initiatives to enhance efficiencies of system operation relative to automation, power distribution, communications and fire and gas detection systems.
Develop scope documents to be used for budgeting purposes for automation, power distribution, communications and fire and gas detection projects.
Develop project cost estimates and resource allocation plans for identified reliability projects.
Create and maintain audit questions and perform facility audits relative to automation, power distribution, communications and fire and gas detection systems using Northern standards and governmental and industry codes and recommend corrective actions.
Work with the Northern training department to develop training, assessment and verification questions and plans.
Present classroom training to field technicians and engineering departments for controls related topics.
Perform skill training, assessment and verification for field operations technicians.
Perform occasional project management responsibilities.
Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, technology, business administration or related field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree).
Eight or more years of related technical controls and electrical experience.
Must have high level technical writing skills to prepare reports relative to incident investigations, technical bulletins, project justifications and other reporting requirements.
Must be well versed in multiple PLC software and hardware platforms; i.e.: Rockwell Control Logix 5, 500 and 5000: PLC5, SLC500 and Control Logix 5000; Siemens APT and Workshop: TI-505; Bristol: 33XX; OPTO-22: Snap, G4, LMN4, Human machine interface programs: Rockwell FT-View32, WonderWare, ACCOL, OPTO Display
Must be able to create technical and legal documents to support incident investigations.
Must be able to prepare technical presentations for senior management review.
Must have advanced technical skills related to wide area computer networks and server-based control systems and controls related communication protocols including Modbus, Ethernet; ControlNet; DeviceNet, ARCNET and PROFIBUS.
Must be able to handle rapidly shifting priorities and multiple projects concurrently and work in a functional team with peers geographically dispersed throughout the pipeline system.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills to effectively operate in a team-oriented environment with a willingness to support team objectives.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to work closely with field teams and other customers and coordinate work with other appropriate technical resources.
Must have critical thinking and decision-making skills to develop and present technical recommendations; strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; and be able to resolve complex problems under stressful situations.
Must have strong project management skills and ability to lead technical project team.
Must posses a high level of commitment and personal initiative.
Subject to callout 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Position may require considerable overnight travel (15-20%).
Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Northern Natural Gas
Job : Technician
Primary Location : TX-Midland
Organization : Northern Natural Gas
Schedule : Full time
: $85,500-$115,500
Req ID: 2201402

Keywords: Northern Natural Gas, Midland , Controls and Electrical Specialist/Sr, Professions , Midland, Texas

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