Expanse Energy Solutions

  • Automation Programmer

    Job Locations US-ND-Dickinson
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The AUTOMATION PROGRAMMER is responsible designing and programming the new Automation systems as well as existing systems utilizing the latest technologies and trends in Oil & Gas PLC and SCADA systems.Candidate must have a sound working relationship with all management, supervisory positions, foremen, and electricians in their designated area. 


    • Ambition to use the latest trends in Automation designs and equipment for the Onshore Oil & Gas industry
    • 5+ years of experience in Indysoft, PLC and HMI programming, testing in the shop and field start up experience.
      • PLCs (Modicon, ScadPack, Idec, Allen Bradley)
      • SCADA & HMI systems (Wonderware, Indusoft, RSView, Cimplicity, Ignition)
      • HMI Panels & Panel PCs (Red Lion, PanelMate, Eaton, Allen Bradley, Schneider)
      • Radios and Cell Modems (MDS, Freewave, Sierra, Ubiquiti)
      • Communication Protocols (Modbus, TCP/IP, HART, OPC)
      • Panel design and layout using AutoCAD
      • Can generate Bills of Materials for Automation systems and panels
    • Establishes and implements project plans, ensures staff has the necessary skills and expertise required for the tasks on larger projects
    • Prepares monthly status reports, manpower loading reports, and close-out notices
    • Compares customer order with original quotation to determine variances and ensures that necessary contractual revisions are made before acceptance of order (includes but not limited to, all terms and conditions, technical specifications, delivery commitments, and any other requirement expected by the customer)
    • Ensures timely and accurate preparation of all engineering documentation and specifications required for the successful implementation of the projects and to meet the documentation needs of the customer as agreed to in order of acceptance
    • Establishes and maintains project communications with the customers
    • Establishes procedures for performance testing and demonstrations culminating with formal customer acceptance; ensures adherence of all concerned on these procedures
    • Institutes post order service support and training requirements as well as initiates spare parts recommendations


    • Safety-minded and follow safety regulations
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Ability to read electrical diagrams, schematics and blueprints.
    • Willing to submit to pre-employment, random and for-cause drug testing


    About Expanse Electrical

    Expanse Electrical Offers an Excellent Compensation Package that includes a competitive salary and enrollment into our comprehensive benefits package.


    Expanse Electrical is a leader in professional services, specializing in oilfield electrical construction & maintenance; industrial electrical supplies (serving the oil & gas industries); natural gas pipeline automation; utility distribution & transmission lines; and power substations.


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