bakken, North Dakota,
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SCADA Technician- North Dakota


Marathon has significant assets in the Bakken operations area in North Dakota.  Production is from two different areas and over 500 wells and a number of production facilities. This SCADA Technician position is located in Dickinson / Dunn Center, North Dakota, and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Bakken Asset SCADA system (Remote HMI, Communications, and Facility Controls).   This will be a field-based position and will require travel to field locations. The SCADA Technician works closely with production operations, I&E technicians, and the SCADA Administrators. The position reports to the Bakken Construction and Engineering organization. 

Job Responsibilities:

·         New Production Facilities with function check outs (FCO)

·         Responsible for modifying the RTU and HMI program from a master template program

·         Lead the commissioning of new production facilities

·         Ensure proper calibration of all measurement instruments and end devices

·         Be familiar with the C&E document and ensure the program has proper set points and ranges

·         PSSR’s on all new facility and equipment installations and major maintenance work

·         SCADA Freewave Radio System Communications Support

·         Prepare radio path study information for all new facility designs

·         Monthly review of communication reports from Freewave radio tool suite

·         Assist with communication tower inspections and maintenance, including generators, UPS, and transfer switch

·         Maintaining Oil / Water pipeline systems and control platforms

·         Mentor for I&E technicians on all field instrumentation and control systems

·         Work closely with Facility engineering for the design and testing of programs in the SCADA Lab prior to deployment in the field

·         Assist SCADA Administrators with routine tasks and provide backfill support for them when needed.

·         Work with Maintenance and operations teams to troubleshoot and repair any SCADA and Communications issues in timely manner to optimize facility and pipeline uptime and data accuracy.

·         Knowledgeable about Autosol and Wonderware SCADA systems

·         ABB XRC G4 & G5 /ROC800 & Emerson products, /Allen Bradley RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, Studio5000/HMI programs including factory talk view.

·         Crimson Software and related red lion products

·         Ability to Program and monitor all facility control systems in the asset.

·         Instrumentation Repair/Support and Troubleshooting – Misc. Equipment

·         Lufkin SAM Unit setup and programming

·         ESP setup and programming  assist with startup

·         Lufkin Well Manager Support and Troubleshooting

·         Ability to use different styles of testing equipment to perform troubleshooting

·         General understanding of proper low voltage control wiring



·         Experience with programming RTUs, HMI’s, PLCs and Flow Computers is required.  Experience with Allen Bradley Control Logix, Emerson/Fisher 800 series, FloBoss 107, FB3000 and ABB Totalflow is preferred.

·         Experience with programming HMI systems is a plus.

·         Familiarity with Artificial Lift Systems

·         Experience with installation, troubleshooting, and commissioning of Radio Communication Systems

·         Experience with control systems industry standards

·         High school diploma or equivalent

·         3-15 years’ experience with similar job responsibilities

·         Oil & Gas Industry experience is preferred



Communication – Ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively with others in a timely manner.

Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills - Achieving a satisfactory level of technical and professional skills in several areas of expertise and keeping abreast of current developments and trends in same.

Drive for Results - Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

Trust and Integrity - Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's and the organization's intentions, follows through on commitments, straightforward in actions and behaviors.

Teamwork - Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitating the completion of goals