Instrument Commissioning Technician

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Position Type
Fixed Term
Professional & Technical

Overview / Responsibilities


Wood is currently recruiting for an Instrument/Controls Commissioning Technician with extensive experience in the oil and gas industry.


The position is located in Loving, New Mexico.


“Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required”


  • Inspect, commission, maintain and troubleshoot control instrumentation and fire & gas equipment
  • Complete all relevant project documentation including knowledge of completion systems
  • Perform highly skilled commissioning, testing, maintenance and repair on control, metering and recording instruments, control apparatus, data logging and display equipment, communications/ telemetering systems and Fire & Gas equipment
  • Perform commissioning duties on, control circuits, level control devices, flow control devices, temperature control devices and pressure control devices
  • Install, calibrate, commission, troubleshoot and repair of input sensors such as flow meters, level transducers, pressure transducers, fire & gas equipment and other monitoring equipment
  • Support the execution of commissioning procedures for assigned electrical tasks
  • Acceptance of Mechanically Complete Sub system packages from Construction
  • Punch List management and responsibility of offered Sub systems / Systems
  • Complete all relevant project documentation including knowledge of completion systems
  • Read, interpret and work from vendor documentation, project drawings, schematic diagrams and equipment manuals
  • Maintain and repair of low, medium and high voltage switchgear
  • Install and maintain cathodic protection, corrosion control and associated equipment
  • Commission lighting systems and associated control systems
  • Inspect and set safety switches
  • Maintain records and prepare regular and special reports on electrical and electronic systems
  • Analyze work problems and make corrections when will facilitate the completion of system assignments
  • Maintain equipment records and parts inventory
  • Coordinate activities with other departments and staff
  • Establish positive working relationships with immediate supervision and personnel from other departments
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and written. Be able to follow oral and written instructions
  • Read, understand and follow Permit to Work procedures
  • Other duties may be assigned or requested

Skills / Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Instrument/Electrical theory, work methods, tools and testing equipment used in the commissioning of Oil/Gas Facilities
  • Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P&ID’s), telephone, telemetry equipment
  • Fire & Gas equipment
  • Valve Positioners
  • DC Power Systems
  • Analog and Discrete Signals
  • Pneumatic Systems
  • Hart Protocol
  • Proficient in Control Logic Schemes
  • Experience with various PLC, DCS, and Fire & Gas control systems
  • PLC logic controls
  • Process Automation
  • Report writing and records maintenance
  • Permit to work System
  • Cause and Effect logic relationships of equipment
  • Report writing and records maintenance
  • Permit to work System
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures


Education and Experience:

A combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Typically, 10 years of responsible experience in commissioning a variety of instrumentation and automation systems common to Oil/ Gas or Petrochemical Industry. Preferably with Offshore Deepwater experience.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Relevant Instrumentation Technician certificates are required and/or Higher National Certificate (or equivalent) in a primary Engineering discipline.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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