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Field Automation Specialist Job

Date: Sep 29, 2017

Location: Keene, North Dakota, US

Company: Hess Corporation




Hess is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.


We have a world-class portfolio of assets with industry-leading margins and visible growth in areas where we have proven technical capabilities: Asia Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, onshore U.S. and the West Africa conjugate margin. We are a leader in the production of shale oil and gas, and one of the largest operators in the Bakken formation, North Dakota. We are also known for our expertise in the development and production of projects in deep water offshore.


Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth.  We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.


For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at




  • Supports Automation Engineer/Specialist and Operations with automation/instrumentation designs and implementations.
  • Performs technical support for Instrument & Electrical staff and contractors.
  • Maintains and delivers improvements to SCADA/DCS systems.
  • Maintains integrity of control network including licensing.
  • Assures compliance to corporate automation and control standards (e.g., PCD cyber security standards).
  • Supports Exception Based Surveillance work philosophy and associated systems.
  • Reviews and approves Cause & Effects, Management of Change documentation, P&ID and Automation & Controls-related Standard Work Instructions and procedures.
  • Reviews and Approves Work Orders, Scopes of Work and Invoices.
  • Manages project delivery through the use of standard tools such as MS Project, Excel, Word, email,etc).
  • Provides technical expertise to Root Cause Analyses.




  • Industrial / Oilfield experience
  • Knowledge of industry-specific and regulatory safety requirements and practices
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office), SAP
  • Fundamental understanding of databases, SQL, Virtual server environments
  • Industrial control system design and programming experience (Rockwell / Honeywell preferred)
  • Wide Area SCADA experience design and implementation
  • Industrial control networks, including, but not limited to Ethernet, Serial, Cell, Wireless technologies
  • Industrial protocols including, but not limited to Allen-Bradley Ethernet IP, DH+ and RIO, Emerson HART, and Modbus RTU and TCP. Experience with MQQT/AMQT protocols a plus.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Embraces LEAN philosophy




Leading at Hess refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.


  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance




  • College degree, industry-related certification, or equivalent required
  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Self-starter and able to lead teams


Core Behaviors                 


  • Continuous Improvement – 25%
  • Project Management – 30%
  • Problem Solving – 15%
  • Leadership / Coaching – 30%


Work Environment            


  • Field (“go see”, meetings/collaboration/GEMBA) – 70%
  • Office (admin, invoices, data analysis, emails) – 30%



Hess 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.


Posting Notes: Eugenio Alemany | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Keene | | |  | | Yes