The Weir Group PLC

  • 2017-15135

    Posted Date 7 days ago(7/13/2018 4:03 PM)
    Sr. Control Systems Engineer
    Job Location
    US-OK-El Reno
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Weir Pressure Control is a part of Weir Oil and Gas, which designs, manufactures and provides technical support and field services for products used in the upstream pressure pumping, upstream pressure control and downstream refining operations. As part of the broader Weir Group, we have a small, highly-technical local engineering team backed by over 200 engineers globally in more than 70 countries, all dedicated to creating innovative engineering solutions which make our global customers more efficient.

    The Control Systems Engineer is involved in the development of control and monitoring systems, including sensor specification and selection, hydraulic control system design, control software development, and testing for the oil and gas industry. 

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Design and test new products and control systems that meet safety and performance requirements, adhering to API, NFPA, ASME, and ASTM standards
    • Manage multiple engineering projects, including product improvement, analysis, testing, and design modification while maintaining product development schedules
    • Manage design improvement and performance advancement projects for existing products involving National Instrument Controllers, VFDs, servos, actuators, and instrumentation
    • Develop and debug National Instruments LabVIEW programs locally and remotely
    • Compile and analyze requirements to specify control and monitoring equipment. Produce functional requirements, document specifications and performance objectives, identify and recommend new technologies
    • Process and analyze operational, test and research data to establish performance standards for equipment and control systems
    • Use appropriate engineering tools to create equipment models, wiring and block diagrams, system layouts and schematics
    • Interface and collaborate with manufacturing, quality, field operations and sales for design inputs and performance evaluation
    • Interface and collaborate with key vendors, perform vendor selection based on specifications, technical expertise and engineering support capability
    • Collaborate with broader, global Weir engineering, which includes design analysis, product knowledge, additive manufacturing and control systems expertise

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:

    Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering or related field required; Control Systems emphasis is preferred. 3 to 5+ years of automation and control systems engineering experience; in any industry; 2+ years product development and testing are preferred.

    • Experience developing and testing control systems involving PLCs, VFDs, sensors, motors, servos, and actuators.
    • Experience with National Instruments hardware and software (LabVIEW), or other programming experience with PLC/Software environments.
    • Familiarity with industry best practices in industrial communications and hazardous location (e.g. Class I, Div. II) requirements for electrical systems and instrumentation.
    • 2+ years of experience in oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing processes and/or expertise in managed pressure drilling or well completions and testing is preferred.
    • Capable of managing project objectives across diverse, cross-functional teams at multiple geographic locations.
    • Ability and willingness to travel. Travel up to 10%.


    Language Skills:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


    Computer Skills:

    Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; demonstrated ability to use technology effectively to meet business needs


    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to stand for the entire workday.  Must be able to use hands to finger, handle or feel.  Must be able to reach with arms.  Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Must be able to talk, hear and smell.  Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds independently.


    Work Environment:

    Moderate noise, with intermittent loud noises.  Conditions may be wet or humid, and involve working around moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places.  Work environment may intermittently involve fumes, airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.  Some work with electrical equipment is required. Will be exposed to outside weather conditions and a non-air conditioned environment.

    Core Competencies

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


    Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


    Delegation - Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.


    Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.


    Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.


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