Sr Technician Field Automation - Programming Job


Tioga, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Field/Plant Operations
Date:  Jul 6, 2024


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 




This role will be charged with performing field automation support and maintenance to include server and network support for Upstream and Midstream Assets, to include the Tioga Gas Plant (TGP) and associated facilities. This position will provide a strong focus on standardized processes, continuous improvement, safe delivery of project and maintenance activities, and adherence to the  Hess Process Control Domain (PCD) cyber security standard. Development of integrated workflows with key stakeholder groups is required, including but not limited to Operational Technology, I&E, Cyber Security, and Operations.




The primary areas of focus will include the following:

  • Operational Control
    • Acts as the first line of technical support in problem resolution for a variety of Automation/DCS systems 
    • Provides technical knowledge, leadership, and skill in support of special projects
    • Implements a variety of security and compliance related controls for the OT PCD environment to protect against cyber threats
    • Helps prepare, as necessary, accurate and complete documentation for end-user products and systems including instructions, processes, and procedures
    • Supports disaster recovery and business continuity processes, tools, and procedures
    • Maintains obsolescence awareness on field automation, network, and DCS systems
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Learn, embrace, implement continuous process improvement with a primary focus being on standard work development, 5-Whys, and Problem Solving A3s to:


Core Behaviors

  • Demonstrates Leading at Hess Competencies including but not limited to:
    • Demonstrates motivation to push himself/herself for higher results
    • Able to contribute a positive attitude and full engagement to team efforts
    • Willingness to raise concerns and express personal opinions appropriately
    • Encourages self and others to find the positive during challenges and changes
    • Able to work effectively with others outside of the line of normal authority to accomplish organizational goals
    • Cost conscious approach by treating company resources and finances as his/her own
    • Demonstrate ability to gain others trust and respect
    • Able to influence without authority across organizational boundaries


Work Environment    

  • Field based role (Tioga) 5/2 (9/80) work schedule. Some holiday and weekend on-call coverage is required. 



  • Demonstrates knowledge of and/or ability to learn following skills:
    • Basic knowledge/experience with SAP work management tool
    • Working knowledge of IP addresses schema, user account set-ups, permissions and policies and emerging technologies
  • Familiarity with Process Control Domains (PCD), Allen Bradley, and Honeywell Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Safety Manager System
  • Familiarity with network data communications including TCP/IP, client/server functions, and hardware/software architectures
  • Ability to effectively analyze the impact of enhancements and product upgrades and implement changes in a process managed manner
  • Working knowledge of field automation components including but not limited to PLC and HMI hardware and software (Honeywell Safety Manager, RS Logix, FactoryTalk), system communications, and troubleshooting techniques
  • Strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organization, time management, prioritization and planning skills and able to manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines for self and team



High school diploma or equivalent required.
Associates or technical degree in related field, preferred.
Must have valid driver’s license.


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

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Tioga |  | No | 27188