DCS Advisor - Automation

Houston, Texas
12 Jan 2019
12 Feb 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Automation IT Specialist based in Houston, Texas .
  • IT related project execution and support to oil and gas production, plant, and pipeline facility engineering and operations teams for the implementation of SCADA systems and process data integration with business layer.
  • Implementation of the automation systems architecture for the monitoring and control of oil and gas production, processing, and transportation.
  • Installation, administration and troubleshooting of automation related applications in the protected and the business network.
  • Provide multi-tier technical support for applications, installations and workflows.
  • Contribute to the development and documentation of Standards, Best Practices, and Procedures that provide guidance for the installation of automation systems for process control for upstream and midstream.
  • Support increasing levels of integration, data flow and data analytics. Apply good data security practices across applications and domains.
  • Testing and evaluation of new IT technologies for process control, communications, and surveillance.

Required Qualifications (list in order of priority):
  • Engineering or equivalent degree with minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
  • Experience in process control and instrumentation for gas plant, oilfield or similar operations including system commissioning
  • Hands on PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and/or DCS (Distributed Control System) experience
  • Working knowledge of process control networks and related communication protocols.
  • An in-depth understanding of SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) telecommunication and IT networking
  • Experienced in HMI (Human Machine Interface) project development
  • IT Automation applications knowledge, including installation, maintenance and operation on physical or virtual servers.
  • An understanding of server class hardware and operating systems
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Project coordination and management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and also in a team environment
  • Good communication skills

Additional Desired Qualifications:
  • OPC (OLE for Process Control) experience
  • Rockwell PLC/HMI experience
  • Iconics HMI experience
  • Emerson DeltaV DCS experience
  • Ethernet, Modbus, DH , ControlNet
  • OSI PI working knowledge
  • Industrial Controls Systems within a security frame

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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