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Automation Technician - Nisku, AB #352965

Company: MRC Global

Date: 10/19/2019

Category: Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals

City: Nisku, AB

MRC Global serves the oil and gas industry across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors as well as the chemical and gas distribution market sectors worldwide. We have an immediate opening for an Automation Technician.


Job Purpose: Responsible for performing technical duties related manufacturing, assembly, and testing of electrical and pneumatic automated valve assemblies.


Individual must be able to perform the essential duties with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • Pull stock and buyout items for assembly and shipment of customer orders or transfers;


  • Inspect all fabricated and purchased materials to ensure that customer specifications and industry codes and standards are met;


  • Document non-conforming material and subsequent required corrective action;


  • Document and maintaining files as required to permit certification of compliance with product specification;


  • Assemble and test mechanical, electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic automated assemblies;


  • Perform assembly on various types of electric or pneumatic assemblies;


  • Perform pre-installation inspections to assist the project team;


  • Serve as point of contact for technical/quality issues for local sales representatives;


  • Report customer concerns and technical issues to local sales representatives;


  • Coordinate communication between the sales office and the warehouse to assure efficient and timely deliveries to customers;


  • Establish a friendly and effective working relationship with manufacturers and internal and external customers using written; correspondence, proper phone etiquette, and other effective interpersonal skills


  • Maintain 24-hour availability as needed in order to lend assistance to Branch Manager;


  • Mount actuators to valve;


  • Perform modifications to actuators (seals, spring changes);


  • Mount and calibrate basic accessories (Limit Switches, Solenoids, Quick exhausts).


  • Build panels to mount accessories;


  • Ability to read schematics;


  • Basic understanding of electrical wiring;


  • Ability to read wiring diagrams.


  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned;


  • Take reasonable care for the safety and health of yourself and others; report workplace hazards, injuries, or illness immediately.

Any combination of requirements, which provide knowledge and abilities necessary to perform essential duties and responsibilities, will be considered.


  • High school diploma or a GED (General Education Degree) or equivalent combination of education and work experience that provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work;


  • One-year mechanical experience;


  • Two years of related industry experience, either with MRC Global or with a similar work environment;


  • Strong knowledge of, or ability to learn, products and processes;


  • Basic mechanical knowledge of gearing, bearings, and moving assemblies;


  • Basic knowledge of electrical and pneumatic type equipment usage (e.g., pneumatic and electric tools, fixtures and test equipment);


  • Basic knowledge of electricity and electrical components;


  • Knowledge of and ability to use basic hand and power tools;


  • Ability to learn and operate material handling equipment;


  • Ability to establish working rapport with local management, technical inside and outside sales representatives, warehouse associates, and other branch personnel using proper phone etiquette and other effective interpersonal skills;


  • Typing and computer skills, including MS Office (Outlook);


  • Knowledge of or ability to learn MRC Global warehouse business processes and software;


  • Knowledge of operating standard office equipment;


  • Ability to learn and be proficient in working with mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic valve automation assemblies;


  • Ability to read and translate schematics and P.I.D.s.

Additional Qualifications:


  • Must have the ability to provide documentation verifying legal work status;


  • Ability to read and speak the English language proficiently in order to communicate with others, understand and interpret safety instructions, and to respond to inquiries;


  • Ability to understand and comply with MRC guidelines and expectations, to include Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest guidelines.

Working Conditions:


For position-specific details regarding the physical and mental demands and working conditions, contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform essential functions.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Requisition ID: 2019-2207


Street: 502 - 25 AVENUE


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