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Date: Nov 5, 2022

Location: Dunn Center, ND, US, 58626

Company: Marathon Oil




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


Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. With a material position in four of the best oil-rich U.S. resource plays in different stages of development, we offer a variety of career opportunities, whether you're a recent college graduate or an experienced professional. You'll have the tools to develop and refine the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

Posting Notes: ||  Dunn Center  ||  ND   ||  United States (US)  ||  Not Applicable; SF:DI; SF:GH; SF:LI; SF:MN; SF:RZ ||  Field and Drilling Operations  || Field and Drilling Operations  || || 31006  ||





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