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.

Automation Technician: Odessa Automation 

Lone Star Corporation is searching for a full time Automation Technician. The technician will be responsible for leading the implementation and maintenance of various automation installs in the Oil and Gas Industry. This position will primarily execute field installs of various automation instruments/transmitters as well as download, troubleshoot, and modify RTU and PLC configurations to fit the current need.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct independent work to coordinate field labor with Automation and SCADA Engineers.
  • Understanding of P&IDs, electrical processes, and cause & effect matrix.
  • Implement and maintain remote communications equipment (900Mhz 5.8Ghz Radios, cell modems).
  • Regular monitoring of SCADA systems or other control systems to determine potential problems with field instruments or hardware
  • Calibration and verification of field instruments to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Assist Automation and SCADA engineers in troubleshooting of systems from the field.
  • Provide on-call support to various clients' automation and SCADA systems.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Controller Experience: RTU's, EFM's, VFD's, PLC Programming (Fisher ROC, Modicon, Idec, ScadaPack, Allen Bradley)
  • Instrumentation Experience: Pressure, Flow, Temperature, Level, Actuated Valves, etc.
  • Communication Protocols: TCP/IP, RS232 Serial, Modbus, HART
  • Radio Communications: Freewave, GE MDS, Cambium, Ubiquiti
  • Moderate electrical skills: 120VAC, 12-24VDC
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints, PFD's, and P&IDs
  • Oil & Gas: 2 years (Required)
  • Process Controls: 2 years (Required)

Position Requirements

  • 2 years' experience as an automation, instrumentation, or process controls technician
  • Completion of technical degree given preference (Computer Science, Electrical, Networking, etc.).
  • Required: Valid Driver's License
  • 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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