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Automation Technician

Company: Powell Industries
Location: Galena Park
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to be a part of our growing Powell Automation Division (PAD). This exciting position allows the ability to not only grow professionally but also fuel the future presence of PAD in the automation space! As a member of PAD you will work and collaborate with diverse professionals to apply innovative and creative solutions to solve problems for our clients. Key responsibilities include testing, maintaining, and supporting automation solutions as well as being a subject matter expert (SME) of Powlsmart intelligent products for MV/LV switchgear applications.


  • Become proficient in PAD solutions and offerings
  • Become a SME in Powlsmart products/technologies used to provide thermal monitoring of electrical equipment, circuit breaker monitoring, partial discharge, and circuit breaker onboard racking.
  • Opportunity to deploy automation solutions using various manufactures such as SEL, GE, Siemens and Beckwith.
  • Become conversant in various software systems such as WonderWare InTouch, Allen Bradley Factory Talk, Copa-Data Zenon, SEL AcSELerator software package for relay, HMI and RTU configuration.
  • Become conversant in common industrial communication protocols such as Modbus TCP/IP, IEC61850, and DNP 3.0.
  • Opportunity to assist Automation Engineers with the deployment Automatic Transfer Schemes, protection relays, and control systems used to monitor and control electrical system.
  • Participate in and develop documentation for factory and on-site acceptance testing (FAT and SAT respectively), as well as perform start-up and commissioning activities as required
  • Ensure that the company's Health, Safety & Environmental policies and procedures are constantly adhered to all aspects of Site Services.
  • Provide technical guidance to internal and external stakeholders, including after sales support.


    • Associate degree in electrical engineering or equivalent technical certification from an accredited institution with two (2+) plus years of experience or five (5+) plus years of relevant industry work experience.
    • General knowledge of at least one of the following:
    • Automation and Control systems
    • Power Systems
    • Protective Relaying
    • Previous experience in automation, PLC control systems, or protective relaying a plus
    • Working knowledge of advanced electrical industry manufacturing standards & electrical systems, working knowledge of both factory testing standards and NETA MTS & ATS standards
    • The ability to meet the expectation of both internal and external customer, clients and suppliers through a sound understanding of their requirements, being responsive to their needs and exceeding their requirements.
    • The ability to think through and adopt a clear, sensible approach to planning, prioritizing and organizing tasks and activities to meet deadlines and targets.
    • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability the use varied approaches and consideration all relevant factors and options before making a decision/taking action.
    • Proactive in approach, resilient under pressure, ability to maintain clarity and vision, and possesses a strong results orientation.
    • To execute the work in the most cost-effective manner and provide the best possible commercial return.
    • Able to work effectively in a team setting or independently, adapt to change, self-motivated, innovative, and willing to make a difference
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Customer service oriented
    • Experience in producing technical documentation and technical reports
    • Willingness to travel locally at least 10% to 15%
    • Must have reliable transportation

      Physical Requirements

      • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
      • Ability to continuous standing, walking 50-300-foot distances for and stand for extended periods of time
      • Able to maintain body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.
      • Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner continuously
      • Able to frequently look over shoulders, work with both arms above shoulders and use both arms at full length frequently.

        About Us

        In our 70+ year history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in all parts of our organization. As a manufacturer, we recruit and hire experienced and knowledgeable applicants to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated and assembled to customer specifications!

        Powered by Innovation - Powell's culture has and will always be founded in our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it. Become a part of our story, and let us help you write yours. Hard work pays off in all of our teams, with opportunity for advancement and promotion without sacrificing work-life balance. Successful candidates must have a legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis, with only those candidates selected for interview contacted.

        We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

        If you need an accommodation in the hiring process, you may contact . Application status inquiries will not be accepted in this manner.

Keywords: Powell Industries, Houston , Automation Technician, Professions , Galena Park, Texas

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