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Compressor Engineer

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Company Profile

Detechtion Technologies™ is the market leading Industrial IoT and mobile application provider enabling the digital oilfield. Detechtion offers solutions for chemical injection, compression, and other production operations. Their products and services span telematics, monitoring, control, predictive analytics, visualization and integration with other systems. Over 100 customers and thousands of users depend on Detechtion Technologies to monitor and manage over 10,000 assets worldwide.

Position Title

Compressor Engineer

Reports To

Director, Engineering Services

Location

Calgary, AB

Key Responsibilities

  • Become technically competent in the responsibilities of the Engineering Account Managers (EAMs), including:
    • Compressor theory, operation and optimization
    • All facets and applications of Detechtion’s web-based application
    • Client communication methods and skills
    • Compressor field activities
  • Under the direction of mentors:
    • Understand fully the clients’ needs and desires for using the Detechtion application, and support the EAM in the most efficient way possible
    • Conduct field audits for new equipment being added to the Detechtion application. Assist in providing training to field staff in new areas
    • Build strong long-term relationships with users of the Detechtion application
    • Provide engineering and field support for clients in a timely and efficient manner, following the recommended Project Guidelines
    • Generate optimized graphical compressor loading curves as required by the clients
    • Ensure client databases remain active and up-to-date in terms of users / access, as well as hardware updates
    • Review Enalysis reports and proactively assist EAMs in the identification of machines and/or facilities where production, efficiency and maintenance gains could be realized
    • Meet or exceed all assigned metrics goals
  • Meet Detechtion intra-company qualification testing and standards
  • Maintain the highest of safety standards in accordance with Detechtion policy

Required Training (will be provided and /or requires proof of competency)

  • H2S Alive
  • Defensive Driving
  • Petroleum Safety Training
  • Detechtion’s Natural Gas Compression Courses

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Degrees in Mechanical or Petroleum Engineering are preferred)
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • High energy, attention to detail, strong work ethic and determination to deliver results and add value
  • Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Class 5 Driver License

Start Date

Immediately

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Detechtion Technologies Included in Gartner’s 2018 Market Guide for Asset Performance Management Software

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HOUSTON, TX (August 21, 2018) – Detechtion Technologies, the market leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider to the oil and gas industry, was included in Gartner’s June 2018 Market Guide for Asset Performance Management Software. Detechtion delivers Asset Performance Management (APM) for upstream oil & gas enabled by algorithms, predictive analytics, cloud software, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and mobility.

Gartner’s APM Market Guide is intended to assist CIOs in asset-intensive organizations gain insights on APM offerings and understand market direction in order to better support asset management strategies. “APM systems help organizations achieve higher levels of operational reliability, safety and efficiency,” Gartner reports. The guide continues to say that, “interest in asset performance management (APM) is being accelerated by the realization that a key use case of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is equipment reliability, which is a fundamental capability of APM.”

Designed around the needs of upstream oil & gas companies, Detechtion’s product portfolio helps companies implement the full APM lifecycle starting with the collection of operational asset data using its Enbase™ Hub IIoT edge device. This data is sent to the cloud-based Enbase™ Dashboard, which in turn feeds Enalysis™. Enalysis™ is the heart of Detechtion’s APM offering and provides algorithms to both optimize asset performance as well as identify predictive maintenance opportunities. These optimization and maintenance opportunities are sent to field workers to implement via Fieldlink™, Detechtion’s mobility software platform, closing the digital loop on the APM lifecycle.

“Detechtion competes against companies who provide basic asset monitoring solutions or mobility software,” advises Chris Smith, CEO of Detechtion, “but none of them leverage IIoT, mobility and analytics into a complete APM solution that offers asset optimization and predictive analytics, including advanced analytics at the edge. We share Gartner’s vision for the APM software market and appreciate Gartner’s recognition of Detechtion in this market.”

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Associate Automation Specialist

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Company Profile

Detechtion Technologies™ is the market leading Industrial IoT and mobile application provider enabling the digital oilfield. Detechtion offers solutions for chemical injection, compression, and other production operations. Their products and services span telematics, monitoring, control, predictive analytics, visualization and integration with other systems. Over 100 customers and thousands of users depend on Detechtion Technologies to monitor and manage over 10,000 assets worldwide.

Position Title

Associate Automation Specialist

Reports To

Automation Services Manager

Location

Odessa, TX (covering Permian Basin customer sites)

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for installation and repair of electrical, instrumentation, and control components on gas compressor units and other well site equipment.
  • Set up and troubleshoot Modbus protocol (e.g., RS-485, TCP).
  • Troubleshooting of electrical control panels.
  • Inspect existing panels to insure proper function and application.
  • Apply advanced analytical skills to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently.
  • Display a high level of critical thinking in bringing successful resolution to high impact, complex, and/or cross-functional problems.
  • Adhere to all safety rules and regulations in carrying out work.
  • Report on time spent, work carried out, materials used and any further action required for each job undertaken in a timely, complete, and accurate manner.
  • Maintain inventory and inventory records for parts used on equipment installations and repairs.
  • Maintain good housekeeping at work site and ensure that maintenance tools and equipment are kept in good, safe operating condition.

Personal Characteristics

  • High energy, attention to detail, a strong work ethic and a determination to deliver results and add value
  • Positive attitude and a passion for customer service, including staying cool under pressure
  • Quick learner with ability to understand complex technical issues and facilitate focused corrective actions to make the customer successful
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability, especially related to deadlines
  • Excellent personal presence and communication skills
  • Ability to travel to other Basins as needed based on customer activity
  • Ability to work flexible work schedules including weekends (e.g., 2-3 weeks on, 1 week off), particularly when working outside of the Permian Basin

Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology or related program
  • Basic Windows computer proficiency including email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.
  • Understanding of proper safety protocols
  • Clear driving record and drug test required
  • Previous I&E experience in gas compression desirable
  • Experience with and ability to troubleshoot annunciators and PLCs (including Murphy and Altronic) desirable

Compensation Package

  • Competitive hourly rate plus bonus plan eligibility
  • Paid drive time plus OT
  • Company provided truck and paid travel expenses
  • Standard company benefits such as 401K, health insurance, etc.
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Detechtion Appoints Tammy Tapp-Gentry as CFO

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HOUSTON, TX (May 15, 2018) – Detechtion Technologies, the global leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider in the oil and gas industry, today announced that Tammy Tapp-Gentry has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Tammy will be based out of Detechtion’s Houston office.

Chris Smith, President and CEO of Detechtion, said, “We are excited to welcome Tammy on board as our business continues to grow during the oil and gas recovery. Her diverse experience will be of immense value to our team and her contributions are going to play a key role in shaping a bright future for Detechtion.”

Tammy is a highly accomplished financial executive who brings a vast array of financial experience to Detechtion. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Agribusiness from Texas A&M University and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Asked about joining the company, Tammy commented “I’m thrilled to join a team that will fuel our company’s growth and performance in the energy industry.”

Previously, Tammy was CFO for Rand Group, a professional services firm that delivers overall business process improvement and business management software solutions. Before Rand Group, Tammy was the Finance Director for Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products.

Detechtion Technologies to Speak at Produced Water Conference

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HOUSTON, TX (March 27, 2017) – Detechtion Technologies, the global leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider in the oil and gas industry, will be speaking this week at the 8th Annual Cost-Effective Produced Water Management conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Britt Spencer, a Director in Detechtion’s Professional Services organization, was invited to speak on how oil & gas producers are using Mobility solutions to improve the effectiveness and cost efficiency of produced-water management in the Marcellus Shale. A case study will be offered to show how a Mobility solution was used to automate electronic water management run tickets.

Electronic water management run tickets are just the beginning. Water management in Detechtion’s Fieldlink™ Mobility product provides date, time and geo-stamping on all hauling activities to ensure complete accountability for arrival, departure, load and unload events. Source and destination information is captured as incurred including such things as vehicle check-in, custody signatures, and integrated phone functionality. In addition, the Fieldlink™ based, water-management solution also provides scheduling and dispatching, fully integrating with accounting and invoicing systems, to manage the process from start to finish. The solution also includes an automatic pricing module and streamlined invoice approval process between the producer and water hauler.

The new electronic process now generates approved invoices for payment in 2-3 days compared to the several weeks it used to take, resulting in more accurate, auditable data for the producer and more timely payment (and reduced DSO) for the water hauler.

“Water management is a great example of how Fieldlink™, the leading field automation & mobility platform for upstream oil & gas, can drive efficiencies in the oilfield,” advises Eric Neason, Senior Vice President of Products & Services at Detechtion. “But it’s just one of many applications our customers have successfully deployed to automate their production operations including site construction, pumper duties, chemical management, preventative maintenance, and health, safety & environment.”

Detechtion Extends the First IIoT Edge Device in Oil and Gas to Incorporate Optimization

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HOUSTON, TX (November 17, 2017) – Detechtion Technologies, the global leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider in the oil and gas industry, today announced that it has successfully integrated its Enalysis™ software, which provides predictive analytics for compressors, with its Enbase™ Hub creating the first IIoT edge device to incorporate optimization.

Designed specifically for oil and gas, the Enbase™ Hub defines the new paradigm for managing field assets in remote, hazardous environments. Designed to go beyond simple monitoring, the Enbase™ Hub empowers users to monitor, protect, control, and optimize critical assets.

The initial release will be targeted at natural gas compressors. The Enbase™ Hub now has the capability to use the predictive models from Enalysis™ to calculate metrics such as high rod loads and low rod reversals so they may be included in the parameters monitored and used in safety shutdown systems for compressors, preventing catastrophic, costly equipment failures. Moreover, the KPIs calculated in Enalysis™ can also be used to update setpoints as part of a compression control strategy to ensure that a compressor is operating at its peak efficiency. All the direct measurements as well as analytics are available for display locally via the Enbase™ Hub Control Panel. They are also communicated back to the Enbase™ Dashboard for use across the organization.

“This achievement completes our vision of creating a single edge device that can monitor, protect, control and optimize a compressor.” said Virgil Haney, Chief Technology Officer of Detechtion, “We are working with our customers and existing and potential partners to leverage this IIoT platform for other applications in Oil and Gas.”

“Other solutions require customers to procure and integrate several pieces of hardware and software to achieve what we can now offer in our single edge device,” said Chris Smith, President and CEO of Detechtion, “This creates a more cost-effective solution in the short term and a much lower total cost of ownership over the lifetime of a fleet of compressors.”

Detechtion Delivers First Commercially Available Dual Communications Telemetry Device

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HOUSTON, TX (September 20, 2017) – Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression fleet optimization, today announced that it has delivered its first Enbase™ Hub with both satellite and cellular communications.

Designed specifically for oil and gas, the Enbase™ Hub defines the new paradigm for compression monitoring, protection, control, and optimization. The Enbase™ Hub mounts inside an existing compressor control panel and connects instantly to controllers, annunciators, pyrometers and sensors to provide all the information from these devices remotely through the Enbase™ Dashboard.

“Detechtion has taken advantage of the ubiquity and relative affordability of cellular networks in North America for connectivity to our edge devices.” said Virgil Haney, Chief Technology Officer of Detechtion. “This has created the opportunity for our customers to have visibility to a much denser set of data for decision making. There are, however, still areas where cell coverage is not adequate to ensure essential callouts are received immediately when an incident occurs.”

The new dual communications Enbase™ Hub utilizes satellite communications for callouts like compressor shutdowns or other events that need immediate attention, while still using the cellular network to backhaul data to the Enbase™ Dashboard that is stored on local memory when cellular connections are available.

“Our mission is to create value by bringing connectivity and automation to remote and hostile environments”, said Haney, “and while we are still able to deliver that density of data at a price point that is not cost prohibitive utilizing the cellular network, essential callouts are not missed by relying on our satellite communications.”

Services Manager – Houston, TX

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Company Profile

Detechtion Technologies™ is the market leading Industrial IoT and mobile application provider enabling the digital oilfield. Through its Enalysis™, Enbase™ and Fieldlink™ product lines, Detechtion offers solutions for chemical injection, compression, and other production operations. These products and services span telematics, monitoring, control, predictive analytics, visualization and integration with other systems so that the vision of the digital oilfield will finally be achieved. Over 100 customers and thousands of users depend on Detechtion Technologies to monitor and manage over 10,000 assets worldwide.

Position Title

Services Manager

Reports To

VP, Services

Location

Houston, TX

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop thorough knowledge of customer organizations, needs and plans
  • Foster relationships with key contacts representing field, corporate and IT sponsors
  • Gather requirements, scope, and estimate / quote / propose new work with existing customers around mobile software platform
  • Work with customers to establish implementation plans and work effort involved for all levels of software implementation of mobile application and integration
  • Develop configuration specifications for screen and workflow design
  • Implementation of specifications to enhance existing workflows or create new workflows
  • Lead planning and implementation of individual customer projects
  • Project Manage customer projects, at times multiple projects simultaneously
  • Identify customer risks and issues and work in a timely fashion to provide proactive mitigation and remediation as necessary to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Work with Support as necessary to assist with customer related support items that require more in depth knowledge of customer.
  • Work with Product Management on road map of Fieldlink™ application by providing and championing specific customer feedback.
  • Ensure consistent, high quality implementations of Fieldlink™ application and related processes that meets customer needs and Detechtion best practices
  • Work with Detechtion Services team to ensure required resources are well understood
  • Work with Services to assist in account plans for existing customers and support sales efforts (including pilots) for new customers

Personal Characteristics

  • High energy, attention to detail, a strong work ethic and a determination to deliver results and add value
  • Strong experience, maturity and common sense
  • Positive attitude and a passion for customer service, including staying cool under pressure
  • Quick learner with ability to understand complex technical issues and facilitate focused corrective actions to make the customer successful
  • Ability to learn and work independently
  • Interested in customer, company and personal success
  • Flexible and able to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances and priorities
  • “Can do” attitude with a willingness to dive into details and be “hands on”; should be comfortable managing a project or evaluating a piece of code
  • Ability to lead a team towards shared goals & objectives, including leading by example
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability, especially related to deadlines
  • Excellent personal presence and communication skills
  • Highly ethical with unquestionable integrity
  • Low ego and collaborative style

Qualifications

  • 3 + years working experience
  • Previous experience in technology or software professional services
  • Previous oil & gas industry experience
  • Previous project management / team leadership experience
  • Technical understanding of relational databases, noSQL databases, JavaScript a plus
  • Degree in Business, Engineering or Science
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time (primarily in the US and Canada)
  • Possess US work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa

Compensation Package

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus plan eligibility.
  • Standard company benefits such as 401K, health insurance, etc.
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Detechtion Technologies Establishes Preferred Service Provider Program with Alitek, Exile Automation and Techneaux Technology Services

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HOUSTON, TX (March 10, 2017) –  Detechtion Technologies, the world leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider in the oil and gas industry, today announced the launch of its Preferred Service Provider Program, designed to ensure customers receive unparalleled service and allow Detechtion to scale its business as demand for its solutions rapidly grows. The company also announced it has added its first three service providers to this program: Alitek, Exile Automation and Techneaux Technology Services.

Houston-based Alitek offers a variety of services to help clients identify, plan, implement, deploy, and support solutions that improve business processes, increase efficiency and reduce risk through better management of information. To date, Alitek has focused on projects implementing Detechtion’s Fieldlink™ mobility solution.  “We have a strong track record partnering with commercial software providers to deliver their solutions in a way that enables customers to use their technology, information, and employees more effectively and efficiently, which is why Detechtion’s offerings are such a great fit for us,” said Tod Knight, Alitek Partner and CTO.

Exile Automation, based in Calgary, Alberta, manages, designs, and maintains a variety of high-quality process control, measurement and automation projects. Exile has capabilities to install Enbase automation products as well as complete compressor control panel retro-fits.  Dean Blahut, Managing Partner with Exile Automation said, “we have worked with Detechtion Technologies for years helping clients get compressor data into Enalysis™ and are excited for the opportunity to help bring the new Enbase™ products to the Canadian market.”

The team at Techneaux, with offices in Lafayette, Houston, and Denver, helps customers design, implement, and maintain solutions to solve their process control and monitoring needs. Techneaux is primarily focused on projects deploying Enbase™ Hubs, the edge devices serving as the backbone of Detechtion’s Industrial IoT platform.  Shannon Landry, who leads the Industrial Controls team at Techneaux Technology Services, said, “we are excited to be part of the new Preferred Service Provider Program with Detechtion, to help customers implement the Enbase™ product line to gain better transparency and control of their oilfield assets.”

“We selected Alitek, Exile and Techneaux for our Detechtion Preferred Service Provider Program based on our past history working with these companies, their strong technical capabilities, and our shared commitment and passion for customer success,” said Eric Neason, Senior Vice President of Products & Services at Detechtion Technologies. “While we will retain and grow our own dedicated field and implementation services teams, partnering with these three companies allows us to scale as demand for our offerings continues to grow.”

Quality Assurance Manager – Houston, TX

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Company Profile

Detechtion Technologies™ is the market leading Industrial IoT and mobile application provider enabling the digital oilfield. Through its Enalysis™, Enbase™ and Fieldlink™ product lines, Detechtion offers solutions for chemical injection, compression, and other production operations. These products and services span telematics, monitoring, control, predictive analytics, visualization and integration with other systems so that the vision of the digital oilfield will finally be achieved. Over 100 customers and thousands of users depend on Detechtion Technologies to monitor and manage over 10,000 assets worldwide.

Position Title

Quality Assurance Manager

Reports To

Senior Vice President, Software Development

Location

Houston, TX

Key Responsibilities

  • Design a comprehensive testing approach and plan for our software products.
  • Work with the development teams to execute the testing plan.
  • Work with the software teams to design and deliver a continuous integration testing environment.
  • Design stress / load tests.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose unexpected software behaviors reported by customers.
  • Effectively communicate error conditions to software development team and how they differ from expected functionality.
  • Manage the workflow of the QA process within an agile development method.
  • Report QA activities and key performance indicators to management.

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to patiently and scientifically analyze problems and determine their root causes.
  • High energy, attention to detail, a strong work ethic and a determination to deliver results and add value.
  • Quick learner with ability to understand complex technical issues and facilitate focused corrective actions to make the customer successful.
  • Interested in customer, company and personal success.
  • Flexible and able to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability, especially related to deadlines.
  • Low ego and collaborative style.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years working experience.
  • Experience creating and running software testing programs in an agile environment.
  • Technical ability to run automated tests and work with test environments.
  • Experience with html5, javascript and web applications.
  • Understanding of automated testing and test frameworks.
  • B.S. in Engineering or Science.

Compensation Package

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus plan eligibility.
  • Standard company benefits such as 401K, health insurance, etc.
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