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This week’s Top 5 Bakken Jobs

Searching for a job in the oilfield? You won’t want to miss these opportunities to work in North Dakota’s beautiful Bakken. Here are a couple of our favorites for March 7, 2017:

Field Operator III:

Located in Stanley, North Dakota, just west of Minot, the position of Field Operator for Enbridge is responsible for checking the merchantability of crude oil to be received into the pipeline system at various producer/shipper connecting points. This job requires only a high school diploma or GED and no more than two years of employment experience. If you only have limited oilfield experience, this might be a position for you!

One year in pipeline operations or maintenance or equivalent is required in addition to basic computer skills and a valid driver’s license. You’ll also need to understand the basics in regards to determining acceptability of crude oil from producer/shipper facilities per API & BLM guidelines and the Petroleum Quality and Measurement for Gathering Systems manual. You’ll need to create reports, prepare tickets and run and pull pigs as scheduled to allow for the safe and efficient operation of the pipeline system. Read more about this job and apply at the Enbridge website.

Mechanic Technician I:

Halliburton in Williston, North Dakota operates in the heart of North Dakota’s oil country. This position offers competitive compensation that is based on your experience. As a Mechanic for Halliburton, you’ll maintain, diagnose and repair a variety of industrial equipment, including diesel engines, transmissions, drive train components, winches, high pressure pumps, centrifugal pumps, sand conveyor systems, generators and more. You’ll need to understand and practice preventative and predictive maintenance on all Halliburton’s equipment and ensure safe operations every step of the way. To qualify for this position, you’ll need skills acquired through a technical school or equivalent related experience. Halliburton has several jobs available in the Williston area. Apply for this one or search for other company jobs by visiting their website here.


An oilfield company is searching for a roustabout who lives within 100 miles of Dickinson, North Dakota. This position requires only one year of employment experience and requires a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. A roustabout position requires physical labor, including being able to lift 50 to 100 pounds. You’ll need good communication skills and need to follow all safety rules. Hurry! This job won’t be available long! As a roustabout for this company, your job will include the following:

  • General labor
  • Loading and moving heavy oilfield equipment
  • Installation of flowlines, pumping units, treaters, and other essential oilfield equipment
  • Cutting and threading pipe
  • General maintenance
  • Full-time work

Pumper/Lease Operator:

White Rock Oil & Gas in Belfield, North Dakota is looking for a Wellhead Pumper. In this position, you are responsible for overseeing all oil and gas well operations, well testing, operating and maintaining field equipment and facilities, surveillance of general field operations and maintenance of various databases regarding production and operations. You must be able to perform mandatory paperwork and reports, perform general housekeeping and maintenance, and understand how to operate and maintain all equipment involved in this process. You’ll need a valid driver’s license and be able to lift up to 75 pounds. For all the details and requirements, visit the North Dakota Job Service webpage. You’ll need to sign in and create a profile to view or apply for this position.


Schlumberger in Williston is searching for a Welder. This position is responsible for weld preparation, welding and weld finishing operations to manufacture products per drawings, specifications, or other forms of instruction. You’ll need to understand mig welding have some experience in manufacturing welding or training. Read all the requirements on the Schlumberger jobs web page.

If Schlumberger interests you, but you’re not a welder, don’t fret! The company is having a job fair in Williston on Thursday March 9 from 12 to 4 PM at Williston Job Service North Dakota. The address is 422 1st Ave W. The company is also hiring for equipment operators, bulk plant and HR Administration, and Maintenance Mechanics. Bring your resume and get hired!

The Job Service North Dakota web page often lists energy industry jobs in North Dakota, so be sure to check there often for updates! Good luck!


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