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Nabors Industries, Ltd

Automation Engineer I

Nabors Industries, Ltd - Houston, TX

Automation Engineer I','1600008L','!*!Be a part of a team developing automation solutions for the drilling industry Develop electrical and controls system design solutions based on engineering principles Provide level 3 technical support to external and internal customers Responsible for project success as a project leader or as part of a project team Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed for all work completed. Interpret client requirements, identify and address design parameters and engineering problems and ensure solutions are implemented accurately and within budget

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Controls and Automation engineer with the role of designing and developing software for drilling applications based on given requirements and specification. The candidate should have a good understanding of basic machine controls which include induction motor control using AC Drives, MCCs, hydraulic/pneumatics and valve controls. • Control software development will also include developing machine control algorithms for PLC based systems. HMI design and implementation, instrumentation and sensor interface, data logging, and communication interfaces with other industrial processors like PLC’s. • Duties will include generation of Design documentation, PLC Code, HMI applications, Bill of Materials, Network Architectures, One Line Drawing, Operations manuals. • Responsible for commissioning new equipment or drilling rigs in the yard, including deployment, testing and preparing related documentation • Responsible of sustaining current rig applications and debugging / fixing issues that are reported in the field. This could be by answering calls and working with technicians, remotely connecting to rig system and troubleshoot, or by traveling to the rig site and working with rig personnel to fix the issue. • Maintain product safety in all designs • Perform design prototyping, including field implementing and testing • Perform basic troubleshooting of communication networks and wiring issues with PLCs and other NW components • Support management on Intellectual property issues. ','!*!MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering from recognized University • 3 – 5 years of experience in an engineering environment, developing controls and automation software in Rockwell or Siemens systems • Plus 5 years of additional experience in controls and automation development in lieu of educational requirement

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Previous experience with controlling heavy rotating equipment using induction motors

BEHAVIORAL COMPENTENCIES• Strong Field Troubleshooting skills • Effective communication skills both verbal & written, both 1-1 and group situations • Situational Leadership • Time management

TECHNICAL COMPENTENCIES• PLC : RSlogix 5000, SLC 500, • HMI: Factory Talk. Understanding for Rockwell software suite. • Understanding of Hydraulics/Pneumatics, AC drives and controls is a plus(ABB/Converteam/Yaskawa) • Knowledge of industrial communication protocols, including OPC, MODBUS, Ethernet IP, and Profibus is required. • Software Design and Development experience • Ability to read Electrical schematics. • Understanding of various communication protocols Profibus, Modbus, OPC, ethernetIP, etc • Strong hands-on hardware troubleshooting and software debugging skills • Basic knowledge of Cisco switches and configurations

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS•While this position is primarily based in a professional office environment, travel to yards and rigs is essential and required. • 25% travel is expected • The position supports drilling rigs that work 24/7 and will routinely require phone availability outside regular work hours ','ENGINEERING','United States Of America-Texas-Houston-(Nabors Corporate Services) Houston Office','','Automation Engineer I

3 days 20 hours ago

Nabors Industries, Ltd


Automation Engineer I Nabors Industries, Ltd - Houston, TX, United States


Location: Houston, TX

Company Profile:
The Nabors companies own and operate approximately 521 land drilling and approximately 607 land workover and well-servicing rigs in North America. Nabors' actively marketed offshore fleet consists of 40 platform rigs, 12 jack-up units and 4 barge rigs in the United States and multiple international markets. In addition, Nabors manufactures top drives and drilling instrumentation systems and provides comprehensive oilfield hauling, engineering, civil construction, logistics and facilities maintenance, and project management services. Nabors participates in most of the significant oil, gas and geothermal markets in the world.