Control Systems Engineer

About the role

The Control Systems Engineer will act as the subject matter expert on end-to-end field technology.

Odessa, TX
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Company Overview:

Total Sand Services, LLC (TSS) has Sand Solved! As a privately held proppant and logistics company, TSS goes beyond providing reliable, safe, and efficient solutions – we are dedicated to fostering excellence and safety at well sites, on the road, and throughout the supply chain.


We are actively seeking individuals who are driven by a passion for exceptional customer service, possess the drive to eliminate inefficiencies on location, and are committed to personal and professional career growth. At TSS, we prioritize establishing robust safety protocols and offer high-level rewards to recognize and appreciate your contributions.


Through a relentless commitment to teamwork between leadership and personnel, we are on a mission to become a leading service provider in the oilfield industry, surpassing our competitors. Joining TSS means embarking on a rewarding career with opportunities for growth as we expand our network of locations and services.


Whether you aspire to be a top-notch individual contributor or a groundbreaking leader, TSS provides the infrastructure to support your journey. We are on the lookout for innovative, driven individuals who are ready to achieve, grow, and lead.


The Control Systems Engineer will act as the subject matter expert on end-to-end field technology.  The ideal candidate will be local to Odessa, have experience in programming and troubleshooting, installing various industrial control systems, with a focus on ABB Proflex and Yaskawa VFDs, Omron NX1P2 PLC, and Motion Controller, as well as familiarity with networking technologies.


Schedule:  Monday – Friday


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


·       Design, develop, and implement control systems for manufacturing processes, ensuring optimal performance, efficiency, and reliability.

·       Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand process requirements and develop control strategies to meet operational goals.

·       Conduct system testing, troubleshooting, inspection, and optimization to ensure proper functionality and adherence to specifications.

·       Develop and maintain standards and documentation, including control system design specifications, functional descriptions, and operating procedures.

·       Collaborate with maintenance and field operations teams to diagnose and resolve control system issues, ensuring minimal downtime and efficient repairs.

·       Stay updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and regulatory changes related to control systems, and proactively implement necessary changes to improve processes and ensure compliance.

·       Provide technical support and training to maintenance and field operations teams to ensure effective operation and troubleshooting of control systems.

·       Collaborate with external vendors and contractors to procure control system equipment, software, and services, ensuring compliance with project requirements and budget constraints.

·       Provide on-call and escalation support for field electronics for issues exceeding abilities of the team.




·       Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field preferred.

·       Minimum of 5 years of experience in industrial automation and control systems

·       Experience with troubleshooting and installation tasks for low voltage (12-24VDC) and mid-voltage (240-480VAC) systems, including contactors, relays, and breakers.

·       Ability to program, install, and troubleshoot Omron NX1P2 PLC and Motion Controller within the Sysmac Studio environment.

·       Experience with programming, troubleshooting, and installing ABB Proflex VFDs and Yaskawa VFDs.

·       Proficiency in at least one programming language from C, C++, Java, or Python.

·       Knowledge of networking principles and experience with WAN and LAN configurations.

·       Experience with remote connection tools like OpenVPN, Ignition, or Snowflake.

·       Experience with groov Epic PLC and Node-Red or CODESYS is a plus.

·       Proficiency in reading and interpreting electrical and control system schematics.

·       Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills to diagnose and resolve control system issues.

·       Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

·       Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.

·       Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and quality in all aspects of work.

·       Must be able to read, write, and speak English.




·       Competitive salary and benefits.

·       401(k)retirement savings plan with company contributions.

·       Paid time off and paid company holidays.

·       Opportunities for advancement and professional development.

Plus all these amazing benefits

Short & Long Term Disability
Medical & Dental
401K Company Match
Paid Time Off
Life Insurance
Vision Insurance
Paid Parental Leave