• Field Specialist, Automation

    Job Location(s) US-CA-Lost Hills
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/4/2019 10:26 AM)
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  • Company Overview

    Seneca Resources Company, LLC, the oil & gas exploration and production subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) explores for, develops and produces natural gas and crude oil reserves in Appalachia and California.  Most of Seneca's investment activity is in the Marcellus and Utica Shales in Pennsylvania, where the company controls approximately 785,000 net prospective acres.  Seneca's California operations remain a steady contributor to the overall portfolio, in which this division currently manages nearly 16,000 acres and has more than 1,100 wells.  The Company is furthering its delineation efforts in the Utica Shale, and acquired properties in California that will increase, and further diversify, the Company's oil production footprint.  As an active exploration and production company in the northeastern U.S. for more than 100 years, Seneca Resources Company, LLC is committed to safety, environmental stewardship, increased productivity and maximizing shareholder value.

    Job Responsibilities

    The Field Specialist, Automation will serve as an integral member of the Information Technology team with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Work with the facilities department during the design, installation and testing phases of new projects as related to automation, control and electrical.
    • Evaluate and review, technical and process documentation/designs related to process automation and electrical.
    • Program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) utilizing ladder logic for automation processes, field equipment and instrumentation
    • Program Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens for displaying real time process data, acknowledging alarms, controlling set points.
    • Configure and program industrial automation protocol translators and data loggers to communicate with various types of PLCs and RTUs.
    • Manage SCADA software systems as they pertain to capturing field data measurements from production related assets (i.e. Wells, Water Tanks, RTUs, Compressors, Generators, Gas Processing Facilities, etc.)
    • Program, configure, deploy and maintain SCADA objects in SCADA system that model field assets.
    • Troubleshoot automation and communication problems in the field related to Ethernet and Serial radios, instrumentation, measurement devices, network equipment and automation systems.
    • Program, configure and maintain alarm management systems which monitor and report status on field assets.
    • Comply with Seneca’s EHSQ policies, standards and procedures while taking a proactive role in managing environmental, health, and safety for assigned areas of responsibility.

    Job Qualifications

    • Successful candidates must possess a High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience in automation and/or electrical field.
    • Proficient in reading electrical drawings is required.
    • Ability to troubleshoot electrical instruments and circuit knowledge is required.
    • Basic skills in using Allen Bradly PLC programming software required.
    • Must be familiar with National electric code, NFPA 70E and supporting codes.
    • Knowledge of electrical theory and perform electrical calculations is desired.

    The successful candidate must be authorized to work in United States of America with a valid driver’s license with no restrictions to operate a company vehicle.


    This position is a DOT-covered function and must comply with all applicable DOT requirements.


    Seneca Resources offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. This position is not eligible for relocation.


    Seneca Resources Company, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


    Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Seneca Resources jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.


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