GE Automation Technician Helper in Odessa, Texas

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GE Oil & Gas

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Oil & Gas Surface

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Posted Position Title

Automation Technician Helper

Career Level




Function Segment

Field Services

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces



Odessa, Midland

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Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

The Automation Technician Helper will service and maintain Lufkin Automation equipment under the direct supervision of the Field Services leader.

Essential Responsibilities

In the role of Automation Technician Helper you will:

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose electrical / electronic equipment

  • Perform on-site installation of electrical / electronic equipment, conduit, etc.

  • Use various electronic equipment and tolls including auto cranes, stud guns, etc.

  • Recognize and assess a variety of well optimization issues, either on own or by calling other technical specialists


  • High School Diploma / GED from an accredited school or institution

  • Minimum 6 month of experience in automation, instrumentation or field service

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to obtain a Licensed Electrician (Apprentice)

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, weekends and holidays, as required

  • Ability and willingness to work in a constant pushing, pulling, lifting, stretching, bending and other physical activities

  • Ability and willingness to be in the shop environment a minimum of 8 hours per day, primarily standing and sitting, as required

  • Ability and willingness to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability and willingness to be subjected to extreme heat for extended periods of time

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Electrician Apprenticeship required

  • Troubleshooting skills, basic computer skills such as experience with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

  • Ability to work independently Oilfield experience

  • Experience working with variable speed drives, automation and instrumentation experience

  • Experience working with SAP

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