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Operational Technology Network Administrator Job

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: Minot, North Dakota, US

Company: Hess Corporation


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

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

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 


  • Implementation of PCD network projects for review by system administrator
  • Core hardware installation and configuration or maintenance within PCD or virtualization
  • Define, document and enforce network standards for implementation of new projects
  • Secure Network infrastructure by establishing and enforcing policies.
  • Report systems operational status by gathering data and monitoring activities
  • Prioritizing information and new installation activities
  • Troubleshooting network problems or outages, collaborating with group on changes
  • Current project examples:
    • IT/OT network segregation to meet operational requirements
    • Manage OT system IP address appliances
    • Data center PCD management strategy to accommodate SCADA needs
    • Support new project or data center facilities design needs
    • System segmentation, high availability implementation
    • Existing and new network management
    • Network assessment, and asset data collection
    • Varies obeisance and improvement projects




  • Highly motivated self-starter willing to accept responsibility and accountability.
  • Able to recognize and solve problems.
  • Actively participates in safety programs and initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work or mentor trades preforming installation work including Electrical staff.
  • Willing to mentor and teach skill necessary to maintain equipment after installation.
  • Work effectively with others to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Ability to interpret various documentation and drawings for electronic, instrumentation and process data. Including blueprints, schematics, Loop drawings, P&ID's
  • Understanding of SCADA and XSPOC systems.
  • Strong understanding of Industrial networking practices.
  • Knowledge of radio, fiber optic, wired or wireless Ethernet for SCADA systems.
  • Required knowledge of OSI Layer 1-4 networking practices.
  • Experience with installation and management of fiber optic systems or related devices.
  • Must have experience with network systems (switching, routing, firewalls) and in a client facing support role
  • Experience with client/network hardware and software troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of virtualization technologies including VMWare and Microsoft
  • Must have experience with NAS and SAN technology products
  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper, Hirschman network equipment highly desired
  • Understanding of domain security requirements and techniques including antivirus and firewall rule definition
  • Experience in process control/critical systems and supporting technologies preferred
  • Familiarity with typical process control system components and associated end devices – PLC’s, DCS, real time processes recommended
  • Must have attention to detail and provide quality workmanship.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 5+ years of experience in network administration
  • Formal training or networking certification combined with experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred
  • CISSP or other Cybersecurity certifications recommended


Work Environment

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



The Hess Way of Working 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

Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Jordyn Makell Gustafson | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No | 25020