OT Network Administrator Job



This position works a hybrid schedule, spending time remotely and in the office in Minot, ND. The current hybrid schedule provides flexibility to collaborate in the office Tuesdays through Thursdays and work from home Mondays and Fridays. With our 9/80 feature you get time off every other Friday when you work at least 80 hours over the preceding nine days.



Roles & Responsibilities

The Operational Technology Network Administrator is part of the MR&I OT Team supporting field networks and communications infrastructure for both Upstream and Midstream North Dakota Assets.  This position performs day-to-day support and provides high-level design, component selection, and network modeling and analysis. This role is critical to maintaining and improving the field network cyber security landscape. It interacts closely with the Field Automation, Operations, and Cyber Security functions in support of network reliability, availability, and continuous improvement. 


The primary areas of focus for this role include:  


  • Operational Control
    • Drives embedment of Hess safety procedures, best practices and standard work as defined by the expectation of a safety leader.  This includes ensuring compliance with company safety policies and procedures, as well as, lead, perform, and/or participate in 5S, accident investigation, safety audits and related activities  
    • Performs work activities necessary to plan, design, acquire, develop, implement, support, and maintain OT PCD Networks 
    • Implements technology solutions to optimize the effectiveness of the OT PCD environment, and helps develop appropriate procedures and guidelines  
    • Acts as the first line of technical support in problem resolution for a variety of OT PCD network components in support of Hess upstream/midstream operations 
    • 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 
    • Functions as a project lead for small projects 
    • Establishes and implements disaster recovery and business continuity processes, tools, and procedures 
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Learn, embrace, implement, and collaborate with team members with a primary focus being on standard work development, 5-Whys, and Problem Solving A3s to: 
    • Participate in root cause analysis and problem solving for hot spots identified through continuous monitoring of the server and network configurations 
    • Work cross functionally across the asset to identify, assess, and build/improve workflows where cost effective 
    • Reduce process variation and eliminate waste 
    • Reduce unevenness in work (level out through prioritization and scheduling) 
  • Demonstrates strong continuous improvement capabilities and/or ability to learn following skills:
    • Embrace standardized work development; continuously seek to make standardized work more efficient and safer while ensuring work quality
    • Participate in structured problem solving using 5-Whys and Problem Solving A3s to address hot spots identified through continuous monitoring of network configurations and hardware
    • Reduce process variation and eliminate waste


Core Behaviors

  • Demonstrates Leading at Hess Competencies including but not limited to:
    • 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
    • Able to build trusted partnerships with peers & strategic partners to allow for best practice sharing & strong teamwork


Work Environment    

  • Office based role (Tioga/Minot) 5/2 (9/80) work schedule.  Regular travel between Minot and Tioga offices and field locations is required.



  • Demonstrates knowledge of and/or ability to learn following skills: 
  • Strong understanding of Industrial networking practices to include TCP/IP, client/server functions, and hardware/software architectures. 
  • Familiarity with Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking
  • System optimization strategies to provide a reliable, scalable, and sustainable environment to minimize data loss and ensure high data integrity 
  • Familiarity with NAS and SAN technology products 
  • Experience with network management and monitoring tools such as Solarwinds and IP Address Management (IPAM)
  • Expert communication skills necessary to convey the mechanics and technical aspects of network architecture and configuration to system operators and other OT PCD staff as necessary 
  • Ability to effectively analyze the impact of enhancements and product upgrades and implement changes in a process managed manner 
  • Possess strong written and verbal communications skills with ability to lead, coach, and train others 
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work in fast-paced, constantly changing production environment
  • Strong organization, time management, prioritization and planning skills and able to manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines 



  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or related technical field or 3+ years work experience in network administration 
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • 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


Hess provides a comprehensive range of compensation and benefit programs that help you to take care of your health, protect your income, and build savings for the future. Our compensation philosophy is simple – we pay for performance.  The better you and the company perform, the more you can earn.  Here are a few highlights:

Base Salary

  • Base salaries are competitive, and market based, with pay increases based on objective measures and upward moves.

Annual Incentive Plan

  • Every employee participates in our Annual Incentive Plan, which awards a bonus based on how well we fare as a company on our annual performance scorecard and the person’s level of contribution.

All Employee Share Plan

  • All employees are Hess stockholders, so they share in the success they help create for the company. Shares are granted to new employees who do not receive stock as part of their compensation package.


  • Hess cares about your well-being and wants to help you be your best self.  That’s why we offer a compelling benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. Highlights include: medical, dental, and vision coverage; a health savings account; 401 (K) and pension plan; a nationally recognized wellness program; and company paid basic life and disability insurance.

Learn more about our programs at https://hessbenefits.com/.

Learning & Development 

  • We believe in lifelong learning and provide a suite of on-demand and instructor-led learning opportunities, in addition to a tuition reimbursement program, designed to help you achieve your professional goals.  Learning encompasses on-the-job interaction with highly skilled colleagues, self-guided study, training, mentoring and participation in formal networks (e.g., technical and employee resource groups.)



    We aim to be the world’s most trusted energy partner. Modern life and continued human prosperity depends upon access to affordable and secure energy and all forms of energy are required for an orderly and just future. Hess is ideally positioned to provide low-cost oil and gas reliably to help meet the world’s growing energy needs in a way that protects the health and safety of our people, safeguards the environment, and makes a lasting positive impact in the communities where we do business. 


    Everything we do is guided by six core values – Integrity, People, Performance, Social Responsibility, Value Creation, and Independent Spirit, from how we treat our employees to how we interact with our neighbors, suppliers and business partners.  They are the basic building blocks of our culture and represent our company’s collective conscience. While our strategy changes over time based on business conditions, our values are enduring. 


    We are an industry leader in the Bakken shale play in North Dakota, one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a critical natural gas producer and supplier to Malaysia and Thailand. Our exploration and appraisal activities are offshore Guyana, one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as in the Gulf of Mexico and Suriname. 


    We are recognized around the world as an industry leader in environmental, social and governance performance and disclosure. 


    Hess provides 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. Unlike much larger companies, we are agile and every member of the team, regardless of level or position, plays an important role. 


    We invite you to learn more about what makes us a special place to work.  Click here (www.hess.com) 


    Hess is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to MyHR@Hess.com.

    Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | No | 27247



    To apply for this job please visit jobs.hess.com.

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