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Terminal Automation Specialist

Location: 

Sugar Land, TX, US, 77479

Req ID: 364834 

 

BASIC PURPOSE: Primarily responsible for design and configuration of Terminal automation systems for terminal and transload operations. This includes the development of Terminal Automation Systems (Toptech), PLC programming, development of supporting HMI and SCADA systems in terminal automation systems. Typically resolves routine problems or problems that have straightforward solutions. Operates under the supervision of more senior staff as appropriate. Has insight to design and implement automation requirements by either coding and testing an application or installing a purchased package and developing interfaces to other existing systems with guidance as required. Provides ongoing support and enhancements to these systems as necessary. Works individually or in a team environment and follows formal software development processes.

 

MAJOR  RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the design and configuration of Terminal automation systems including. Toptech, HMI, SCADA.
  • Solves problems by designing and customizing computer applications that will meet the business requirements by utilizing best practices, corporate standards and available technology.
  • Determine and outline multiple approaches and recommend best option to management.
  • Provide ongoing support and enhancements to computer applications or packages which includes: diagnosing problems, researching possible solutions, determining effects on the entire system, coding, thoroughly testing, documenting, and implementing.
  • Proactively monitor and enhance performance of applications.
  • Independently analyze routine problems by communicating with leaders, employees and customers.
  • Document findings and communicate findings through written documents and models.
  • The analysis tasks include: Understanding and researching functionality and applicable technology of both new applications/packages and new releases of existing   applications/packages.
  • Engage other areas in initial analysis phases to identify infrastructure and support needs. This involves supporting multiple environments for 24/7 operations.
  • Interacts in a constructive manner with co-workers to create a synergy to develop business solutions.
  • This position requires regular involvement with petroleum offloading terminals which are geographically dispersed.
  • This position will require 25% - 50% travel.
  • Manage daily priorities, support efforts, tasks related to projects and phases of small projects utilizing project management tools.
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate response to support calls as required:
    • This includes business hours and after hours calls on a rotating basis or as business needs require
    • Travel to sites as required for installations and issue resolution

 

EDUCATION  AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • HS Diploma or equivalent and 8+ years demonstrated, commensurate experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience:
    • 1+ years supporting Toptech Systems TMS6 or other terminal automation system (preferred)
    • 1 - 3 years’ experience participating in small projects or phases of small projects.
    • 1 - 3 years reading and interpreting electronic schematic drawings.
    • 1- 3 years programmable logic controller (PLC) ladder logic programming
    • 1 - 3 years’ experience in all application development concepts including analysis, design, programming, and testing.

 

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL  DEMANDS:

  • Skills:
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Excel, and ability to learn new software applications and computer programs.
    • Build & Sustain Relationships- Uses appropriate interpersonal skills and communication methods to build constructive relationships with customers, business units, service organizations and other stakeholders to meet shared goals and objectives.
    • Contribute to Team Success; Demonstrates cooperation and collaboration while participating in a group or team.
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping.
    • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
    • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer.
    • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

 

Job Function(s): Operations 

 

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert

 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.


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