Automation Engineer

Fort St. John, British Columbia

Automation Engineer
Based in Fort St John working M-F (8 hours per day)
Contract: 12 months, potential extension.

Key Accountabilities:
· Plant & well site control system infrastructure management
· System Maintenance and break fix response
· Plant & well site control system Hardware & Software management
· Manage system software licensing, software migration, and system recovery management
· Provide input to process control network topology and architecture design, specification, configuration, testing, start-up, and system support
· Assist with virus and control system application & operating system patching
· Manage the site automation disaster recovery plan
· Maintain software applications on the control network
· Perform Control systems hardware and software maintenance/upgrades.
· Review, test, and deploy migrations to the DCS Systems
· Plant & well site control system Administration
· Control Network Administrator
· Manage System Security
· Manage user logon profiles
· Assist with Firewall & Fibre network administration
· Operations trouble shooting support for day to day plant & well site control system issues
· Perform Control system configuration in support of the Applications Engineering team
· Including Regulatory Control, Advanced Regulatory Control, Graphics and Alarm management
· Work in collaboration with the Calgary Applications team in support of capital projects
· Maintain System documentation in accordance with engineering deliverables and team procedures
· Manage contractors working on automation assets

Critical Skills:
· Knowledge of continuous & process control, discrete/ sequential control, distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers.
· Knowledge of computer system administration
· Knowledge of SCADA systems and data historians
· Programming experience, C/C , VB, IEC- 61131 five industry standard programming language
· Interpretation of critical documents such as P&ID, shutdown key, electrical drawings, datasheets, instrument index, control system database

Desirable Skills:
Experience with
· Honeywell Experion PKS DCS & SIS C300/S300 Controllers, Pi Historian
· RTUs including but not limited to Bristol Babcock Controlwave Micro, Flowboss, SCADAPack, and Fisher ROC.
· Rockwell Control Logix PLC, Factory Talk and PanelView HMI
· GE 90-30 PLCs
· ControlNet, DeviceNet, and Fault Tolerant Ethernet industrial communication networks.
· Licensed frequency radio communications systems
· ISA CAP and Cisco CCNA Certifications a plus
· Experience with Microsoft workstation and server OS, networked systems, and Fibre optics

Additional Qualifications:
· Based in or near Fort St. John
· Monday to Friday, 8 hours a day work schedule
· Completion of a technologist Diploma, in an instrumentation / computer science related field, or BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or an equivalent discipline
· 8 years of related industry experience, preferably in gas processing facilities and well sites/pads
· Demonstrated knowledge of industrial safe work practices and standards.
· Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills

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