Controls Engineer

Select Water Solutions
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Apr 11, 2024
Apr 30, 2024
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Controls Engineer

Job Details

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Business Unit: Corporate

Reports to: Director of Engineering

Travel Requirement: Yes - 30%

Job Description

This position provides industrial automation expertise and leadership to support Select Water Solutions operations. This position will work with other Technology personnel to drive continuous improvement of Select's operations.

The essential job functions include, but are not limited to
  • Developing and designing scalable technology solutions
  • Implementing and maintaining automated equipment
  • Troubleshooting existing automated assets
  • Training automation and field personnel on operating equipment
  • Working across service lines for seamless automation operations
  • Support the Director of Engineering regarding technological development, operations, and solutions used in the company
  • Functions as PLC programmer and system expert for PLC based automation; designing, building, testing, and implementing automation solutions for Select.
  • Maintains excellent written communication stakeholders about developments and plans
  • Lead testing and implementation in the field for new products and projects
  • Maintains and strives to improve established automated systems and installations
  • Provides all aspects of support and work with a professional and positive attitude.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks with team or independently.
  • Protects operations by keeping information confidential
  • Manages data collection infrastructure from device to PLC.
  • Maintains workflow and programming documentation for all work by writing and updating procedures.
  • Builds and maintains cause and effect matrixes for both existing and new PLC programs.
  • Manages the creation and maintenance of wiring diagrams
  • Works with Project Managers and the application development team to create a Functional Requirements Document for new projects
  • Understands the complexities of data collection both online and offline to ensure integrity of historical data to be communicated to Ignition SCADA and front-end databases.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
  • 3+ years of documented PLC programming/Automated systems/SCADA integration experience
  • Expert understanding of industrial automation processes, including hardware software and electrical aspects of such systems
  • B.S. in Engineering or equivalent or demonstrable Engineering/PLC Programming experience
  • Required Experience in the following areas:
    • Industrial automated process control
    • PLC programming
    • HMI design/programming
    • Problem solving/troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical systems
    • Advanced I&E knowledge and skillset
    • Allen Bradly-RS Logix 5000/Studio 5000
  • Preferred Experience in the following areas:
    • Project Management
    • Oil and Gas
    • SCADA programming
    • Problem solving/troubleshooting mechanical and electrical systems
    • Electrical system standards and safety standards

Beneficial Skills:
  • Ignition SCADA, Industrial communication networks, CIP/Ethernet IP communications protocols, MODBUS protocol, CANbus protocol, Siemens PLCs, TIA Portal, FactoryTalk View Studio, Cybersecurity and Industrial Network Design

  • References and work examples will be expected prior to a formal interview. An evaluation of required skills will be completed prior to hiring.

  • A - Accountability: Take ownership of actions and outcomes.
  • C - Continuous Improvement: Embrace the necessity for change and commitment to continual growth and progress.
  • T - Teamwork: Encourage and support a collaborative, safe, and engaged work environment.

Compensation Information

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Top Tier Benefits
  • Medical, dental, vision, coverage in addition to life and disability insurance plans
  • Paid Vacation Days and Paid Holidays
  • Retirement and Savings (401K) Plan

Physical Demands and Exposures
  • Work is regularly performed in outside weather conditions, including rain and extreme cold and heat, near moving mechanical parts; exposure to high wind, ice, snow, wet and/or humid conditions, vibration, and dust is expected.
  • Exposure to noise levels requiring the use of hearing protection
  • Prolonged sitting, standing, walking
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to individually lift: Maximum 50 lbs

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

Select is an equal opportunity employer. It is Select's policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any protected class, status, characteristic, or activity. All employment decisions, including decisions regarding recruitment, selection, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, advancement, discipline, discharge, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment are made without regard to any lawfully protected class, status, characteristic, or activity.

Clean Air Act

Select requires all employees whose jobs may involve environmental compliance to understand and comply with the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency's Clean Air Act that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. A copy of the Clean Air Act can be provided to you upon request from Human Resources.