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Control/Automation Specialist

Control/Automation Specialist

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CA-Calgary, Alberta
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Established in 1997, Tarco is a forward-thinking EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) company specializing in Industrial Automation & Rotating Equipment Controls. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, we have extensive experience providing client focused, cost efficient and technologically advanced control solutions to industries around the world and in our own backyard. Our industry leading turbine and rotating equipment expertise set us apart from the competition and allows us to engineer integrated total control solutions for our clients.


The following is required:

  • 8 + years Industrial Control System programming experience in the oil and gas industry
  • PLC programming experience with one or more of the following platforms: AB, GE, Siemens, Horner, etc.
  • HMI/SCADA programming experience with one or more of the following platforms: Rockwell, Schneider, GE, Telvent, etc.
  • Experience with on-site commissioning and startup
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess a valid Canadian Driver’s License
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on full-time basis
  • Ability to travel and work internationally without restrictions


Personal Skills:

  • Strong troubleshooting, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Works independently with minimal supervision
  • Quick learner; able to adapt to new technologies rapidly
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and work under pressure to meet set deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully both individually and within team environments
  • Highly motivated & ability to conduct themselves in a professional manner
  • Focus on client service


The following would be an asset for the position:

  • Gas Turbine control system design experience
  • Rotating equipment controls design (recips, compressors, turbo-expanders, etc.)
  • Presentation and training experience
  • Electrical and controls design experience
  • Technical proposal experience
  • B.Sc. degree in Engineering or diploma in related field
  • Membership with APEGA or eligible


  • PLC/HMI/SCADA program development and testing
  • PLC/HMI/SCADA FAT testing, commissioning and field service
  • Creation of technical documentation (control logic, programming narratives, test procedures, user manuals, installation/commissioning manuals, etc.)
  • Provide support to project managers and project team


To apply submit cover letter and resume, please indicate salary expectations. We thank all applicants for their submissions, but only those deemed qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted. No phone calls or office visits please.