Senior Automation and Controls Technician

Cynet Systems   •  

Bel Air, MD

Industry: Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted Yesterday

  by    Anne Lee

Job Title: Senior Automation and Controls Technician - Direct Hire / Full Time / Perm

Job Location: Bel Air, MD

Job Type: Full Time / Perm / Direct Hire + Benefits

"US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time."

Job Description:

  • MDAW has a "Major" SCADA project in 2019 – upgrading and integrating the SCADA systems throughout the various locations.
  • The incumbent must be able to run with the project.
  • Must be able to work with the new technology.
  • The incumbent should be able to assist in identifying way that MDAW can become more technically independent.
  • Managing software and hardware projects will allow MDAW to operate the plants independently if needed.
  • These are 24/7 plant operation

Primary Role:

  • Responsible for performing and/or assisting in the design, installation integration, configuration, diagnosis, security, and commissioning of process control & monitoring equipment in automation & process control systems related to water treatment and distribution and wastewater treatment and collection.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Educating company employees on process control systems, ensuring compliance to Company process control standards and practices.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist in construction projects.
  • Participate in engineering design review, information gathering, inspection, and commissioning or startup of projects that include electrical, instrumentation and process control equipment or systems.
  • Assist in factory witness testing.
  • Assist or perform with guidance minor changes in software programs such as adding or modifying system signals, graphic displays, alarms and trending and functional operation of all instrumentation systems.
  • Diagnose and resolve automation & process control system issues, with guidance.
  • Keep current with hardware and software updates and improvements.
  • Perform and or direct diagnostic procedures on installed mechanical, electrical or instrumentation and process control equipment or systems following American Waters Best Operating Practices (BOP).
  • Advise and assist local maintenance personnel on installation, operation or diagnosis of automation & process control systems.
  • Assist in the technical training of company personnel to enhance technical knowledge and skills.
  • Perform advanced instrumentation validation.
  • Review existing control logic with the Controls Engineer / Level III Technician and assist in control logic changes
  • Develop and maintain relationship with Controls Engineer and Level I and III Technicians and other stakeholders such as operational leads, engineering, integrators, contractors, etc.
  • Assist local operations with the creation of automation & process control budgets

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Assist with planning, scheduling, and implementation phases of Capital Projects.
  • Basic understanding of automation, instrumentation and process control equipment & systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard instrumentation validation procedures and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve process control issues related to water / wastewater equipment & systems, with guidance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform diagnostic procedures on data communications systems, wired and wireless network systems, Ethernet and radio telemetry, with guidance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to edit and maintain HMI systems, with guidance.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret P&IDs, control drawings, ISA instrument specifications, and loop diagrams.
  • Knowledge of process control computers and data collection methods.
  • Understanding of PC networking technology and telemetry methods
  • Strong working knowledge of business applications such as Microsoft Office products and productivity tools.
  • Strong working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and instrumentation & process control equipment and systems.
  • Good planning, time management and organization skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate strong client relations and customer service.
  • Demonstrate ability to assess options and likely consequences when making decisions or solving problems.

Experience / Education:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of automation & process control equipment & systems (SCADA).
  • Experience with data communications systems, protocols, wired and wireless network systems, and radio telemetry.
  • Minimum two (2) year Associates degree or equivalent.
  • Additional experience and/or certifications or other education and training may be substituted for formal education.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel, including overnight, as required

Work Environment:

  • Operating Facilities – Multi District State Coverage Area. Requires "on-call" out of hours support during evenings, nights, holidays and weekends.