Automation Operator

  • Devon Energy
  • Artesia, NM, USA
Electrical Engineering Engineering Engineering and Major Projects Information Technology - ICT

Job Description

Location: Artesia, NM, US

Job ID: 16424

Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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The Automation Operator, under direct supervision, performs routine oilfield automation tasks to provide assistance in the oversight for the optimization of oilfield automation and communications systems.  The position requires the individual to assist field personnel, Automation department and engineering staff to implement and maintain Automation equipment in a field environment. May also provide installation and maintenance support.


• Assist in troubleshooting well site automation and communication equipment
• Assist in determining requirements, specifications and making recommendations for communication and automation equipment
• Assist in configuring Programmable Logic Controllers and Remote Terminal Units
• Assist field personnel on operation and maintenance of automation equipment
• Assist in developing scope of work to assess automation and communication projects for both internal company evaluation and for bidding equipment and services
• Assist in the oversight of automation and communication contractors


• High school diploma or equivalent; associates' degree in Electronics preferred
• Requires a minimum of 1 year of related industry experience in oilfield automation, instrumentation and/or production operations
• Oil and Gas Industry Experience Preferred
• Practice safe work habits at all times
• Demonstrate commitment to Devon Attributes
• Intermediate level computer skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Able to work within a team environment
• General knowledge of oilfield operations including plunger lift, electric submersible pump systems, and gas lift operation
• Able to travel and work extended hours
• Knowledge of Radio Frequency communications systems, conventional and spread spectrum and familiarity with TCP/IP and Modbus networking is preferred
• Familiarization with AC and DC distribution and control systems preferred
• Knowledge of current regulatory requirements
• Strong commitment to safety and environment

Devon Energy is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the Devon Talent Acquisition Team at

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