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Automation & Communications Manager

  • Stang Decision Systems
  • 04/25/19
  • Long Beach, CA
  • 90806
  • $150,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Crimson Midstream seeks an Automation & Communications Manager to join their Operations Team in Long Beach, CA, reporting directly to the Vice President of Operations. This position is responsible for ensuring the Company's compliance with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) communication standards and PHMSA requirements as they relate to Communications and all applicable State and Federal regulations and API Standards. Responsibilities include identifying and mitigating risks related to the Company's Pipeline assets, specifically controlling the automation and control systems. This is a program leadership role that provides day-to-day tactical strategy and direction, training and training requirements for direct reports as well as company standards for Automation.
Coordinate with local Operations Supervisors on the daily assignments of Automation/Communication Technicians in the various local operating regions across California and the Gulf operations.
Coordinate with Electrical Technicians on switchgear maintenance and other electrical requirements for the Automation Program
Supervise and train Automation/Communication Technicians that are responsible for our installing and maintaining instrumentation, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), electrical motors and switchgear, communication and electrical devices.
Support Control Center Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) operations.
Write technical descriptions of pipeline automation processes for the Control Center personnel.
Supervise and carry out PHMSA required calibration and documentation of electronic pipeline safety devices. Write PHMSA required documentation.
Write PLC code for automation processes for program fixes.
Plan and coordinate new SCADA deployments in California and Louisiana. Coordinate and participate in SCADA Standardization Committee for setting Company standards policy. Troubleshoot SCADA communications or electrical issues.
Budget planning and purchasing for all in-house electrical and communication projects. Plan and coordinate the purchase, install, calibrate and maintain of field instrumentation.
Install, maintain and troubleshoot field automation and controls at Crimson Facilities as well as various communication systems.
Coordination of the ATMOS pipeline leak detection system, working directly with ATMOS.
Set and maintain automation standards for equipment compatibility, alarm annunciation, and safety responses.
Participate in periodic Customer Relationship management (CRM) required Alarm Management meetings
Other duties as necessary

COMPENSATION Crimson Midstream puts great value in the Automation & Communications Manager position by offering a starting wage of $105000 - $150000 depending on knowledge and experience, as well as the opportunity for up to 10% annual bonus.

BENEFITS Excellent compensation package including bonus program, medical, dental & vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and PTO.

High School Diploma required
College and/or technical degree preferred
Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and Visio
In-depth knowledge of SCADA Communication standards and PHMSA requirements as they relate to calibration of electronic pipeline safety devices
In-depth knowledge of all state and federal laws as they pertain to automation and SCADA programming
Demonstrated ability to make sound recommendations, decisions and project plans that secure the continuing profitability of the business
Excellent interpersonal skills (training, presentation, team collaboration, and communication) with the ability to influence others
Must be able to successfully complete Haz-Mat training, safety awareness training and any other related required training and certifications
Must be able to successfully pass Drug and Alcohol pre-employment and ongoing screening
Must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record
Willing to take nighttime callouts on a rotating basis


ABOUT CRIMSON MIDSTREAM LLC: Crimson Midstream LLC is a provider of crude oil transportation and storage services in California, Louisiana, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our assets are generally pipelines and related facilities acquired from major oil companies including Shell, Chevron, Exxon, Conoco Phillips, among others. We began initial operations in 2005 in Southern California and we have steadily grown with significant asset acquisitions while continuing to pursue accretive acquisition and investment opportunities. We are led by a management team with deep experience in pipeline operations and management. Learn more at

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