Automation/ Measurement Technician

17 Nov 2016
11 Mar 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
The Automation / Measurement (A/M) Technician role is to perform daily evaluation and documentation of automation/measurement issues, providing a proactive approach for planning, scheduling, maintaining, and/or upgrading automation & measurement equipment to ensure proper and stable data flow to the SCADA system.
A/M technicians will focus on continuing to improve all abilities involved in Arkoma's automation system as a whole. This includes general well site automation, towers, backhaul system, master radios, UPS's, meters, transducers, transmitters, and basic knowledge of Arkoma's SCADA system.
The A/M technician will work closely with the production team to optimize production and throughput.

Key accountabilities
- Health, Safety, Security & Environmental oversight to ensure a safe and environmentally sound operation.
- Daily operations in Arkoma
- Management of contractor work
- Complete required BP training.
- Seek knowledge and encourage new techniques and/or Automation & Measurement equipment.
- Utilize and ensure compliance of all essential operating procedures and practices for the automation & measurement discipline.

Essential Education
- A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent.
- Vocational electrical education or electrical degree preferred or equivalent experience.

Essential experience and job requirements
A/M Technician should possess knowledge of the following;
- Remote Transmitting Unit (RTU) types, programming and troubleshooting.
- Radio types, programming and troubleshooting.
- Solar charging systems and troubleshooting.
- Batteries and troubleshooting.
- Analog Input/Analog Output and troubleshooting.
- Digital Input/Digital Output and troubleshooting.
- Multi-Variable Transmitter types and troubleshooting.
- Control valves and troubleshooting.
- Computer skills and programs - preferably related to SCADA.
- Antenna, coax and troubleshooting.
- Wiring systems and troubleshooting.
- Transmitters and troubleshooting.
- Calibration of transmitters and RTUs

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
No relocation offered for this position.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
- Oil and gas or equivalent industry experience.
- Experience with instrumentation.
- Experience with Radio communications.
- Experience with a wide range of RTU types
- Electrical degree or 2 yrs. Experience.

Relocation available

Travel required

Is this a part time position?

About BP
BP's US Lower 48 (L48) Onshore business operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Houston (Texas), L48 employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the most respected and admired oil and gas company in the Lower 48 US states.

Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.

In 2015, the L48 Onshore is being established as a separate business within BP's Upstream to manage its onshore oil and gas assets across the US onshore. This effort is being undertaken to improve competitiveness and help L48 remain at the forefront of innovation and development of technologies for unconventional resources.



Closing Date
[ "10-Mar-2017" ]