Marine Automation Technician – Houston, TX

Mackay Communications, Inc. is a well-established and profitable marine electronics service company that employs over 325 people worldwide and has 35 service depots in thirteen (13) countries including every major port in the USA and Canada. For over fifty (50) years Mackay has sold, installed, and serviced navigation and communication equipment onboard commercial and naval ships. We sustain our industry-leading position by hiring only the most skilled candidates, investing in their continuous factory training, and providing them with the administrative and technical support needed to be successful in their jobs.  The goal is to provide superior results to our customers and in turn, superior careers for our employees.

We currently have an opening for skilled and experienced Marine Automation Technician for Houston, TX location.

Marine Automation Technician Description:

The Marine Automation Technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of all instruments and control systems onboard ships and rigs. This position performs highly skilled work in the inspection, calibration, repair, testing, adjusting, installation, and removal of all electronic/pneumatic equipment and systems.

  1. Works with automation team to define and safely implement field automation solutions.
  2. Able to work on new automation projects; including the installation and troubleshooting of automation equipment and systems.
  3. Proven to be self-motivated with the ability to originate and adapt to new ideas.
  4. Proven ability to work with limited supervision.

Marine Automation Technician Experience Requirements:

  1. 4+ years of experience working on offshore rigs or on ship automation.
  2. Experience with PLC and HMI (Scada Pack, Allen Bradley), transmitters (1-5v, 4-20mA, Rosemount, Wika, etc.), and with pneumatic actuators and positioners.

Marine Automation Technician Education/Work Requirements:

  • Completed Higher Education, preferably with Instrumentation Degree
  • Willing to work 40 – 60 hours per week and be available for shipboard and offshore attendance.
  • Intense focus on ensuring a safe working environment at all times
  • Frequent travel at short notice will be required.

Mackay offers a competitive salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the USA and pass a thorough background check.  

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