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Instrumentation, Automation & Robotics (IAR) Engineer


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


The ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (URC) in Spring, Texas is seeking an Instrumentation, Automation, & Robotics (IAR) research engineer with a focus on the development of technologies in industrial instrumentation, automation and robotics.  The incumbent will be responsible for staying abreast of current market innovations and seeking potential applications to the oil and gas business.  The role will leverage the relationship with industry partners and search for opportunities to add value between upstream companies.   


The  position requires the incumbent to:

  • Review, investigate and understand current market trends and available products in the area of instrumentation, automation and robotics
  • Create, develop and implement field applications with innovative solutions

Job Role Responsibilities


  • Perform state-of-the-art research in robotics, instrumentation, and control systems
  • Develop, adopt, adapt and deploy new robotic and automation systems with minimum supervision
  • Execute and manage projects and field research programs through team collaborations
  • Communicate and present research internally and externally
  • Provide technical support to production units
  • Develop vision statement and drive upstream IAR technology development

Qualifications and Experience


  • A post-graduate degree in Robotics, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience
  • Experience with unmanned vehicles (aerial, ground, water), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Distributed Control Systems (DCSs), instrumentation, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA) preferred
  • Experience in coordinating and managing industrial projects preferred, but not required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of technical and non-technical individuals in a diverse community



 United States : Houston, Texas 


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Instrumentation, Engineer, Electrical, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Research

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