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Automation Technician III - Allen Bradley PLC / HMI Programmer - East Texas

companyVanzandt Controls
locationSan Augustine, TX 75972, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description:

VanZandt Controls and Eagle Automation together are a complete lifecycle solutions and services provider. Headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, VanZandt Controls and Eagle Automation has over 250 employees in 14 locations in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma. VanZandt Controls is a premier distributor of valve automation, flow measurement, instrumentation and controls products with unmatched capability in valve production and machining. Eagle Automation is a world class systems integrator, services, application engineering, panel shop and board repair provider. We win together with a purpose. Faith, family and diversity are our foundation. Safety and integrity are our pillars. Maintaining these priorities allows us to serve our customers, hire and retain top talent, and have great manufacturer partnerships on a long-term basis. We take pride in our Brand Promise - 1st to Quote, 1st to Deliver, Reliable Service. We are a rapidly growing organization with endless potential for career growth.


VanZandt Controls and Eagle Automation has an opening for a skilled Automation Technician -Allen Bradley PLC/HMI Programmer to expand our efforts in the fast paced, and growing oil and gas market in East Texas. The candidate will be responsible for programming automation and controls systems involving PLC's, HMI's and RTU's in an oil and gas field or plant setting, as well as interfacing and communicating with customers on project work. Candidate would work with customers to identify desired automation and controls functionality and then deliver such programming. This would include designing, planning, managing, installing, performing start-up, commissioning and related documentation of such automation and control systems. Other duties may include instrumentation calibrations, loop tuning, troubleshooting, communication installations, and SCADA integration.

The ideal candidate would be a self-starter, reliable, demonstrate a desire to learn and can adapt quickly across job functions and responsibilities. Projects include well-pad installations, commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting, compressor stations, salt-water disposals (SWD's), and plants. We are looking for a candidate that wants to grow and advance within our business.

Ideal candidate would have experience in the following:

  • ROC 107 and Totalflow
  • Allen Bradley Micro 850 PLC and connected components
  • Redlion HMI, Signalfire, and Modbus communications
  • Plunger lift applications
  • At least two-years' experience in an Oil & Gas environment
  • Must be willing to enthusiastically engage in assignments and take ownership in the work that is performed.
  • Work closely with the Engineering Manager and other senior engineering personnel to complete design work to specifications


  • At least 5 years' experience programming PLC's / HMI's / RTU's. Previous experience managing projects required.
  • Experience in O&G field automation, instrumentation, process controls, or field engineering preferred.
  • A two-year associate degree in industrial & electrical instrumentation, or process controls is also preferred.


Compensation is based on experience level and capabilities. We offer a competitive benefit package including health insurance, 401(k) with company match, life and disability insurance, company incentive plan, paid time off and holiday pay.


VanZandt Controls and Eagle Automation provides ongoing hands-on equipment training and personal development plans.

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