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Senior Automation Engineer in Midland, TX at Select Energy Services

Date Posted: 4/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Business Unit: Operational Technology


Provides superior support to Select Energy Services Technology business unit. The duties of the position will include: Working with technology staff to developing automated solution and troubleshooting automated assets. This position will report directly to the Director of Hardware Development. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities   

  • Works to design, build, test, and implement automation solutions for Select Energy Services.
  • Works with Technology team to troubleshoot and maintain existing automated assets.
  • Maintains and contributes to established PLC solutions for Select Energy Services.
  • Provides all aspects of support and work with a professional and positive attitude.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks with team or independently.
  • Protects operations by keeping information confidential
  • Confirms and QC’s technical and analytical work tasks by conducting tests; modifying as needed.
  • Maintains workflow and programming documentation for all work by writing and updating procedures.



The successful candidate will have: 

  • Minimum of 10+ years of documented PLC programming/Automated systems/SCADA integration experience.
  • Candidate will have expert understanding of automation processes and hardware/software.

Must have demonstrable expertise in the following areas: 

  • SCADA systems, Problem solving/troubleshooting, PLC programming, HMI design/programming, Wireless design/programming, Network design/protocols, electrical control system.

Desired Skills: 

  • Allen Bradly PLC/HMI experience, Wiring diagnostics, advanced electronics, AutoCAD, SCADA systems, python, ladder logic, C++, SQL Databases, Ignition SCADA, Oil and Gas experience a plus.

Travel – 35% of the time 

Salary Range - $125,000 to $140,000 DOQ 

Physical Demands: 

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 
  • Involves sitting at a desk for extended periods of time
  • Manual dexterity to operate specialized equipment
  • Ability to hear telephone conversations and speak clearly
  • Needs high degree of concentration in a busy area

Work Environment: 

  • Must be willing to travel on occasion
  • Traditional Monday through Friday, 8 – 5 pm, unless operational tempo and requirements dictate otherwise
  • Position works inside a climate-controlled environment a majority of the time
  • Position will travel to various field sites with austere conditions on occasion  


Each SES employee is responsible and accountable for conducting their job tasks in a safe, healthy, and environmentally prudent manner.  Employee responsibilities include: performing the  job in accordance with Heath Safety Security Environment HSSE philosophy, standards, programs, rules and permits; work responsibly and take any necessary precaution to protect the self, as well as others in the work area from injury and health hazards; immediately report all incidents supervisor/ Person In Charge (PIC)and to the appropriate field  HSE coordinator; actively participates in HSSE meetings; and promptly correct unsafe acts and/or conditions.  A detailed listing of employee responsibilities can be found in the SES, LLC’s Safety Handbook.


Notes: References and work examples will be expected prior to a formal interview. An evaluation of required skills will be completed prior to hiring Select Energy Services participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.  If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Select is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.  Select only uses E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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