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I&C Automation Sr Technician

Work Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
ID: 3212
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 50% All local to Oahu

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


We have an exciting opportunity for an instrumentation and controls (I&C) automation technician who programs industrial control systems (HMI and PLC) with experience in design to join our growing team. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a technician to leverage their skills, do challenging and meaningful work, and protect the earth’s resources at the same time. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in the potable water, wastewater, infrastructure and environmental arena on both the public and private side, with the potential to gain new knowledge, skills, and relationships in a collaborative, innovative and supportive environment, let’s talk.


Job Expectations:

For the right candidate, this position offers the opportunity for significant professional growth and the potential to collaborate with local and national teams. In this role, your responsibilities will include developing industrial automation programming solutions for Rockwell Automation HMIs and PLCs, conducting control system startups for industrial and municipal projects, and collaborating with client development teams with the goal of supporting proposal development. This candidate will have the opportunity to practice or develop the skills as a designer providing instrumentation and controls designs (specifications, wiring diagrams, and P&IDs). We are looking for candidates who have a proven track record of programming, testing, and starting up industrial control systems for municipal water/wastewater work. The role requires the ability to integrate and apply Brown and Caldwell’s service offerings and talent to help our clients solve their most challenging issues. Primary responsibilities include:


  • Develop, modify/improve, test, and startup automation programs (HMI and PLC) for industrial projects for municipal, industrial, and federal clients
  • Develop control strategies that will be used to configure the control system
  • Perform submittal reviews from contractors and other system integrator developed automation programming acting as owner’s advisor
  • Troubleshoot automation programs for industrial projects for municipal, industrial, and federal clients
  • Develop or expand upon design skills to prepare P&IDs, wiring schematics, network and control system architecture designs.
  • Work under general supervision and problem solve somewhat independently
  • Work and communicate effectively with other disciplines, task leaders, and project managers
  • Produce effective and accurate written documents, reports, and technical memorandums
  • Perform in technical role for value engineering and QA/QC or review of sub-consultant work


Position Requirements:

  • Post high school education, trade school curriculum, or direct experience to include electronics, electricity, solid state, motor controls, and industrial computing subjects such as HMI and PLC programming
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, or other engineering degree relevant to process automation control system work desired
  • Knowledge of Rockwell Automation HMI and PLC software and hardware platform
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as an automation systems programmer providing services for government, municipal, and/or industrial water and wastewater projects, or industrial private-sector clients such as pharmaceutical, chemical, food products, petrochemical, or pulp and paper industries
  • Experience in industrial process automation systems design, Fieldbus technologies, instrumentation installation, cybersecurity, or network design is a plus.
  • Travel away from the home office is anticipated given the nature of the programming responsibilities on Oahu, HI
  • Comfortable and effective with clients and contractors as direct interface 

Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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