Panel / Wire Technician

The Bergaila Companies

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Panel / Wire Technician with VFD drive system experience for a contract opportunity with a prominent Houston- based manufacturing solutions company. 




Our Client has been providing support for power distribution and instrumentation systems since 1996.  Today, they provide a wide range of products and services primarily for the oil & gas industry, both on and offshore.  Our Client is dedicated to providing the highest quality services and have developed and implemented interna quality control programs to ensure total customer satisfaction.

The Panel/Wire Technician will be responsible for:


- Generating electrical and control system schematics and PLC programming

- New equipment startups, electrical, instrumentation, automation I/O check, cold and hot testing, and some mechanical assembly may be required

- Communicating technical information effectively and help manage controls, instrumentation, and electrical portions of projects, VFD knowledge required

- Providing technical assistance to customers and fellow shop employees in person, over the phone and through email

- R&D for new product & service installs

- Other duties as assigned

- High School or GED required

- Prior experience in customer service areas and working with public

- Electrical system experience (troubleshooting and rebuilding components) preferred.

- Required technical skills (minimum of 5 years of experience of the following):

- Fluent with PLC’s, VFD’s, process controllers, instruments, and other electrical devices

- Ability to service and troubleshoot electrical and controls systems including 480V 3ph, 120V, and DC circuits

- Up to date knowledge of technology including but not limited to electrical, controls and willingness to learn and implement new technology when required

- Familiar with general industrial codes and requirements including but not limited to electrical and controls/instrumentation

- Ability to work efficient and safely independently with little or no supervision

- Ability to identify best practices and recommend solutions for electrical, controls/instrumentation, PLC's, VFD's, Pneumatic, hydraulic etc.

- Ability and willingness to learn new tasks not limited to electrical and controls

- Ability to communicate technical support and scheduling well with customers, colleagues, and management in person, over the phone and through email

- Ability to handle stressful situations, loud environments and working on your feet for a prolonged period of time safely

- Knowledge of general industrial/electrical safety protocols and procedures

- Preferred technical skills:

- Good interpersonal skills/ dealing with people in a positive manner

- Knowledgeable in the operations of PLC’s and VFD’s

- Ability to lift 50-70 lbs.

- Self-starter

- Ability to stay focused while working closely with others

- Excellent communication skills both written and oral

- Working knowledge of Word and Excel

- Must be able to meet minimum DOT requirements.

- Must be able to obtain passport for international travel.

- Must be flexible to work any shift including weekends, and be willing to travel

- Must have and be responsible for own hand tools needed for installations

- Must be organized with good time management skills

- Must be self-motivated and able to work independently

- Legally eligible to work in the US and have or be able to obtain a passport

- Clean driving record

- Ability to lift 65 lbs

- Ability to work offshore