Control & Automation Specialist


The Control & Automation Specialist is responsible for all aspects of operation and maintenance of Client’s control and safety system to ensure both short and long term safe, reliable, and cost-effective production in accordance with company policies and relevant government standards and codes.

This position will be based on the Client’s SAGD facility in Fort McMurray, AB.

Rotation: 14 days on, 14 day off


·       Control and safety system configuration, commissioning and startup including BPCS, SIS, PLC, SCADA Pack, OPC and PI.

·       Operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of control and safety system.

·       Oversee control and safety system performance and responsible for routine maintenance and optimization of control network.

·       Troubleshooting and maintenance of DeviceNet, Modbus and wireless system.

·       Provide technical support and coordination to plant operators, other tradespeople, and professionals.

·       Review control and safety system service contracts to ensure they provide the services and support required to keep the system meeting the plant need.

·       Maintain a filing system for all the vendor drawings, manuals etc.

·       Participate in ongoing improvement of preventive maintenance plans to improve plant reliability.

·       Support maintenance team with control system and safety system upgrades and expansions.

·       Support system recovery plan and disaster recovery plan.

·       Respond to emergency calls as required.

·       Ensure that all work done complies with the Client’s Sustainable Development Requirements.

·       Reports to Control and Automation Lead.

·       Other duties as assigned.



·       Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Computer, or Chemical Engineering, or other related discipline and relevant Technologist Diploma.

·       Minimum 10 years’ experience in supporting plant O&M activities;

·       Experience in instrumentation and control technology, control, and safety system software applications: BPCS, SIS, PLC, HMI, SCADA, Data Historians and Alarm Management Systems.

·       Experience with control and safety system hardware and software design, configuration, and system support:  Honeywell Experion PKS, Allen Bradley PLC, Matrikon OPC, OSI soft PI, Schneider SCADA Pack and Honeywell one wireless would be an asset.

  • Knowledge of Virtual machine environments, Cisco switches, DeviceNet, Modbus and radio communications will be also an asset.

·       Experience working in a SAGD facility.

·       Valid driver license and clean abstract required.

·       Current confined space entry, First Aid, WHMIS, H2S Alive, Fall Protection, CSTS-09 and OSSA certifications.

·       Strong problem-solving skills.


To Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your application to CPECC. Please quote: Control & Automation Specialist in the subject line.

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Company Vision:

To become a first-rate petroleum engineering company in the world and customers' favorite service provider.

Company Mission:

To provide a quality, safe and environment friendly services and products for users through advanced technology, efficient management and unique culture, to increase investment value of users' projects.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in the position, however only those who are being considered for the interview will be contacted.

CPECC Canada is an equal opportunity employer, hiring qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, place of origin, gender, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, source of income or sexual orientation. We are committed to consultation with our local and Aboriginal communities in order to better understand issues of mutual concern and benefit. We value the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating a culture of mutual respect.

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