Lone Star Instrumentation & Electric Corporation
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance, 401K retirement savings plan, company paid life insurance and paid time off for full time employees.

Experienced PLC/ HMI Programmer: Odessa Automation

Lone Star Corporation has an opening for a PLC / HMI Programmer to expand our efforts in the fast paced, and growing oil and gas market in the Permian Basin of West Texas and South-East New Mexico. The candidate will be responsible for programming automation and controls systems involving PLC's, HMI's and RTU's in an oil and gas field or plant setting, as well as interfacing and communicating with customers on project work. Candidate would work with customers to identify desired automation and controls functionality and then deliver such programming. This would include designing, planning, managing, installing, performing start-up, commissioning and related documentation of such automation and control systems. Other duties may include instrumentation calibrations, loop tuning, troubleshooting, communication installations, and SCADA integration.

The ideal candidate would be a self-starter, reliable, demonstrate a desire to learn and is capable of adapting quickly across job functions and responsibilities. Projects include well-pad installations, commissioning, maintenance, trouble-shooting, compressor stations, salt-water disposals (SWD's), and plants. We are looking for a candidate that wants to grow and advance within our business.

Ideal candidate would have experience in the following:

  • PLC / HMI Programming Experience (Idec, Modicon, Allen Bradley, Scadapack, Allen Bradley)
  • HMI development / configuration (Idec, Beijer, RedLion, Panel View)
  • RTU's, EFM's, VFD's (ROC 107, 800, ABB TotalFlow)
  • Communication protocols & radio communications (Freewave, Xetawave, MDS, Ubiquity)
  • Networking TCP/IP
  • Ability to interpret electrical and Process and Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs)
  • Modbus protocol language
  • Familiarity with local and national codes and standards including NEC, UL, IEEE, UL and NEMA.

Position Requirements

  • 5 years' experience programming PLC's/HMI's/ RTU's
  • Previous experience managing projects
  • Preferred experience in O & G field automation, instrumentation, process controls or field engineering.
  • Preferred degree in Industrial Electrical/Electronics, Instrumentation or Process Controls
  • Must be able to pass drug test
  • Schedule Mon Fri and must open availability on weekends and must be willing to travel as work is subject to stand-by, pre-arranged and/or call-out duty



Benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance, 401K retirement savings plan, company paid life insurance and paid time off. Our company maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all associates. We hire, train, promote and compensate associates on the basis of personal and professional competence and potential for advancement without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability or citizenship, as well as other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


About Lone Star Corporation

Lone Star prides itself on the reputation that it has built providing instrumentation and electrical installation and maintenance for a wide variety of heavy industrial markets. Our 100% commitment to customer satisfaction ensures that our clients have a competitive advantage on all of their electrical projects. Our goal is to improve value without sacrificing quality, reliability or excellent service. Quality work demands quality people so apply today!

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