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Control Technician

Trendsetter Engineering designs, builds, maintains, and operates Multiplexed Electro-Hydraulic (MUX) Controls Systems for use on a variety of Trendsetter equipment, including intervention systems. Under supervision, the individual is responsible for the installation and testing of controls systems for subsea equipment in compliance with design and operating procedures and customer requirements. This individual performs advanced mechanical, hydraulic and electrical assembly operations, working from written and verbal instructions. These tasks require the use of electrical and mechanical hand tools, power tools, measuring devices along with review and adherence to Trendsetter job requirements and procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the installation and testing of subsea controls and equipment per specified procedures and quality requirements.
  • Assist in the software and firmware installations, configuration of software for deployment or specific project applications.
  • Assist in the mobilization and de-mobilization process for the Sentinel Control Systems.
  • Operation of an overhead crane and a forklift properly and safely.
  • Assist in the operation of TEI or customer equipment as required.
  • Assist in testing and troubleshooting of Subsea Communication Modules, Subsea Power and Communication Units, Electrical Power Units, Master Control Stations, Subsea Electronics Modules and Hydraulic Valve Packs.
  • Assist with FAT’s (Factory Acceptance Tests), EFAT’s (Extended Factory Acceptance Tests), and SIT’s (System Integration Tests) as required.
  • Perform basic diagnostic troubleshooting on failed electronic, hydraulic, or mechanical equipment of minor to moderate difficulty.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Offshore deployment is required to global destinations possibly totaling up to 180 days per year.
  • Must possess a sound knowledge and application of hand tools.
  • Must possess a sound knowledge and application of electrical circuits and electrical theory.
  • Have a firm understanding of electrical risks and ESD awareness.
  • Understand the proper tools and techniques required to splice, crimp and strip, wire.
  • Some knowledge of soldering is a plus.
  • Must be comfortable with hydraulic assemblies and have a basic knowledge of fittings and HPUs.
  • Must possess a comfortable level of computer literacy.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding one-line diagrams, wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams, electrical schematics, hydraulic schematics, pneumatic schematics and piping / instrumentation diagrams.
  • Possess or obtain a valid US passport is required.
  • The ability to obtain travel visas to global destinations is required.
  • Must be able to pass OGUK physical (or equivalent) as required.
  • Possess or obtain an International Certificate of Vaccination (Yellow Card) with vaccinations compliant with travel to designated global destinations as required.
  • Possess or obtain IADC certification (Well Control, Subsea Completions, Intervention).
Work Environment:
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, listen and speak.
  • Frequent need for manual dexterity – using hands, fingers, and arms to push, pulls, reach, grab, hold, and lift.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Regularly required to sit & stand for long periods of time.
  • Wear steel toe shoes, safety glasses and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed in safety zone areas.