SCADA Administrator

  • Location: Dickinson, North Dakota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #554

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  • Full Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • 401k Retirement Plan with 7% match
  • Pension Plan
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays

Job Type: Permanent – Full-time
Pay: $110,000-$130,000
Location: Dickinson, ND
Shift: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, 2 days remote


We are seeking a SCADA Developer to support the Wonderware SCADA systems within the onshore unconventional Oil & Gas assets. This role is responsible for performing SCADA system administration for the Bakken Resource Basin. In addition, this role will work with the Houston SCADA Technical Team and Solutions Architect to provide thought leadership and shape the direction and policies around its SCADA environment. 

The position requires high self-direction and motivation, excellent verbal/written communication skills, organization, computer proficiency, and the ability to work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment.  


  • Design, develop and deploy Wonderware SCADA system based solutions for new and existing Oil & Gas well sites and production facilities including SCADA system databases, alarming and control strategies (ArchestrA System Platform).

  • Develop reusable templates, well-behaved object scripting, components that enhance monitoring and controls, and custom toolkits

  • Work closely with asset Instrumentation and control personnel to ensure all new facility designs follow cause and effect matrix.

  • Support maintenance and construction activities including the addition and removal of artificial lift systems including gas lift compression, rod pump, ESP, and plunger lifts.

  • Work closely with asset Data management team and Houston data team to ensure SCADA data is being fed accurately into downstream PI system and accounting systems (ProCount)

  • Provide support for capital construction projects.

    • Develop and deploy new site objects and graphics that adhere to facility cause and effect documentation.

    • Establish link to new facility telemetry using ACM (AutoSol Communication Manager) and gas and oil measurement devices are mapped correctly for accurate data propagation to FlowCal system.

    • Assist in lab testing facility programs  

    • Conduct FCO (Functional Check Out) with asset SCADA technicians to ensure RTU programming and SCADA system programming are correct and adhere to facility C&E documentation.

  • Develop multi-level graphics (overview, process, graphics, trending, alarming, user management, etc.…) with proven OMI apps and HMI integration.

  • Must be driven to constantly improve SCADA end user experience by developing and implementing enhancements.

  • Deliver reporting requirements (production, exceptions, communications).

  • Must be able to prioritize work and communicate effectively with all members of the team often working on multiple projects at once.

  • Field Support

    • Assist field personnel with the installation and testing of hardware interfaces to the HMI system (Field Controllers, Remote Terminal Units, Network Devices)

    • Provides first level support with installation and testing of Local Networks and Protocols to ensure communications is successful from the wellsite to the Historian.

    • Provides guidance to field personnel with the SCADA equipment field checkout (HMI integration) 

  • Operational Support

    • Work closely with asset control centers to continuously improve processes to improve operational support.

    • Troubleshoot SCADA issues when they arise.

  • Mentor SCADA and I&E technicians on all field instrumentation and control systems.

  • Working knowledge or ability to learn:

    • ABB XRC G4 & G5, ROC800, FB3000 & 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  

    • Lufkin Well Manager Support and Troubleshooting 

  • Ability to use different styles of testing equipment to perform troubleshooting.

  • Provide Freewave Radio troubleshooting support to field technicians. 

Minimum Requirements:

Education:  High School Diploma or Equivalent.  


  • 5+ years Oil and Gas experience required.

  • 10+years Oil and Gas experience preferred.

  • Experience with WonderWare programming is preferred. 

  • 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 Red Lion HMI systems is a plus. 

  • Experience with control systems industry standards

Computer Skills:   Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, ROC Link, Wonderware, SAP PM and FlowCal

Other Skills: Must possess excellent Leadership, Communication, Teamwork, Planning, and Organizational Skills

Possess working knowledge of current API and AGA standards.

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