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Control System Communication Technician

Location: Kearny
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Communications Technician is responsible for the proper operation of servers/workstations and network infrastructure for the Ray Process Control Department including documentation, projects, preventive and corrective maintenance, work scheduling, and replacement/spare parts management as assigned by the supervisor. The Communications Technician will work closely with the Operational Systems Technician. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for the proper operation of network infrastructure, including systems running wireless, fiber optic, and copper, used by the Ray Process Control systems.
  • Configure, troubleshoot, and maintain firewalls, routers, and domain controllers used by the Ray Process Control systems.
  • Configure, troubleshoot, and maintain managed and unmanaged switches used by the Ray Process Control systems.
  • Configure, troubleshoot, and maintain Windows and Unix servers and workstations, including hardware and software upgrades and security patches, used by the Ray Process Control systems.
  • Manage data backups for all Process Control systems' servers and computers.
  • Responsible for creating/updating documentation of network infrastructure used by the Ray Process Control systems.
  • Plan, implement, and document network improvement projects.
  • Manage equipment specifications and replacement/spare equipment and parts.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Asarco Information Technology (IT), Ray Operations staff, maintenance, production, and management to ensure reliability and effectiveness of the Ray Process Control systems' network.
  • Coordinate safety issues with Ray and Hayden safety departments. ADDITIONAL DUTIES
    • Assist Operational Systems Technician and cross-train in their duties .
    • Assist Corporate IT with copper and fiber optic cable installation and maintenance. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Knowledge of networking technologies used in LANs including Ethernet and Wireless.
      • Ability to troubleshoot system failures and identify and eliminate bottlenecks to ensure long term efficiency of network.
      • Knowledge of Microsoft server and workstation hardware and software.
      • Strong background in server management and software installations and upgrades.
      • Ability to organize upgrades, patches, and other scheduled maintenance activities to minimize disruption of process control system and plant operations.
      • Ability to use test/calibrating equipment, hand tools, and power tools.
      • Ability to read plant, network, and equipment drawings.
      • Familiarity with computerized control systems such as distributed control (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
      • Ability to work with vendors and suppliers.
      • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
      • Ability to write routine reports and maintenance records.
      • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
      • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist.
      • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
      • Ability to solicit input from other employees. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
        • One year of college or Technical School or equivalent experience.
        • Two (2) years of related experience.
        • Certification in MCSE, CCNA, or equivalent preferred. ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY
          • The job requires training or instruction in the area of Environmental Awareness.
          • This job requires training or instruction in the area of Safety & Health Awareness including completion of the appropriate MSHA training. A core value of ASARCO LLC is "Safety First." The Company is committed to help employees continuously improve their efforts to work in the most safe, inclusive, socially and environmentally responsible manner practicable. Employee safety and health, both on and off the job, are critically important to the Company. Therefore, ASARCO LLC requires employees to have and effectively demonstrate good working knowledge of modern safety systems. Each employee will take prime responsibility for ensuring that s/he works within all required safety procedures and processes.

            ASARCO LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must possess a current and valid driver's license. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

            ASARCO LLC offers an excellent low cost benefits package for medical/prescription/ dental/vision, disability coverage, life insurance and other optional coverage, and 401(k) plan with company match.

            The Ray mine is located 64 miles southeast of Phoenix and 70 miles northeast of Tucson. We have a robust carpool / vanpool program and encourage employees to participate. Employees save more than 50% of their commuting costs while reading, sleeping or just enjoying the view.


Keywords: ASARCO LLC, Gilbert , Control System Communication Technician, Professions , Kearny, Arizona

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