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Field Automation Specialist Job


Tioga, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Field/Plant Operations


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 Hess.com. 


  • Performs technical support for I&E and field automation and control
  • Maintains and delivers improvements to SCADA/DCS systems including licensing
  • Maintains integrity of control network including licensing
  • Ensures automation and control standards are adhered to (e.g., PCD cyber security standards)
  • Proficient in PLC programming techniques and execution (specific experience in Rockwell Logix Platform is required)
  • Proficient in specification, installation, operation and troubleshooting of PLCs including system communications, hardware and software
  • Proficient in specification, installation, operation and troubleshoot of input and final element instrumentation
  • Maintains field automation systems to approved standards and assures proper software patching/revisions are applied
  • Maintains obsolescence awareness on field automation systems
  • Assures standards adherence for field automation systems
  • Reviews applicable A&C standards and assures adherence
  • Reviews and comments on proposed standards when requested
  • Awareness of codes and standards applicable to field automation systems (i.e. wiring practices, hazardous location practices, etc.)
  • Awareness of ISA84 application to automation systems (i.e. SIL, SIF, IPF, etc.)
  • Understands and applies business objectives to field automation work
  • Provides feedback to designs
  • Works with and/or directs automatin contractors
  • Proactively seeks opportunities for continuous improvement of processes and equipment
  • Provides automation expertise and support to other teams




  • Industrial / Oilfield experience
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft)
  • Fundamental understanding of databases, SQL, windows server admin
  • SCADA/DCS experience (Iconics preferred)
  • PLC programming / automation and control systems (Rockwell preferred)
  • Industrial control networks
  • Industrial communication protocols (Ethernet IP, Modbus, etc.)
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of safety requirements and practices
  • Proficient SAP/Work Management skills



  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • SAP or equivalent


Core Behaviors

  • Continuous Improvement - 25%
  • Process Execution 10%
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making - 50%
  • Leadership/Coaching - 15%


Work Environment

  • Field Time ("go see", meetins/collaboration) - 40%
  • Desk Time (admin, invoices, data analysis, emails) - 60%



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 | Tioga | | |  | | No | 25299