WPX Energy, Inc. Automation Tech III in Killdeer, North Dakota

Requisition Number



Automation Tech III






The Automation Tech will:

  • Provide field support of instrumentation (flow, temperature, pressure), well controls (RTU and PLC), communications network (radio, cell modem), and electrical equipment (480 VAC/3 phase and below). Field

support includes proactive monitoring, maintenance, installation support, configuration, and commissioning.

  • Provide technical support and services for I&EC aspects of the wellpad equipment for Pumpers and other asset personnel.

  • Provide technical support to and work closely with Measurement/Automation technicians for successful measurement and export of necessary SCADA data from the basin.

  • Execute field-based system tasks on host SCADA system (CygNet) and configure/commission any newly installed equipment.

  • Build, interpret, and verify project documents for installation and maintenance of the wellpad equipment (I&EC).

  • Build RTU, radio, and device configurations for newly installed I&EC equipment.

  • Configure and commission new installs with pre-built configurations.

  • Program serial and I/P radios for remote and backhaul communications (900 MHz, 3.65 GHz). Verify successful communication and data layout within the SCADA system. Troubleshoot and resolve any issues identified.

  • Proactively monitor and manage overall health of SCADA system including: system consistency, communication, performance, data relevance, and basin user support. Notify other groups within the company of additions,

subtractions, and/or changes to: automation equipment in the field and data layout within the SCADA systems. This may include: notification of project completions, project handoffs, service outages.

  • Provide technical support and help manage specialty and pilot projects in conjunction with well and lease operations. Assist with monitoring project/operational costs in order to ensure value of purchased

products and services.

  • Work with equipment vendors and service companies to ensure product and service consistency. Direct communication with vendors concerning product issue and functionality; and with service companies concerning

procedures and techniques.

  • Create and compile technical documentation, including: service manuals, equipment diagram, installation procedures, commissioning procedures, equipment location documentation and configuration information,




  • Ability to troubleshoot, identify, diagnose and resolve gas

flow measurement, flow control issues.

  • Ability to identify and correct safety hazards to provide

a safe working environment.

  • Ability to identify, troubleshoot and repair RF communications


  • Ability to work safely and effectively with hand tools.

  • Understand and be able to analyze production equipment related


  • Ability to climb stairs with automation equipment, repair

and replace such equipment.

  • At least two years of experience in an automation related role in the oil or natural

gas industry is preferred.

  • Associate's Degree in an Automation/Electronics discipline is preferred.

WPX Energy Inc is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. EOE including Disability/Veteran.

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