Resources for 
Alaska North Slope Jobs

This list of resources for Alaska North Slope jobs
is divided into 2 sections.

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FIRST SECTION

In the first section I list my top 3 Alaska north slope job resources. If you don't have much time to search, then just keep an eye on these 3 and you'll be up-to-date on many Alaska oil pipeline jobs.

SECOND SECTION

The 2nd section is an alphabetical listing of all my job resources. At last count I had over 40 entries with more to be added.

Several people have asked me about Alaska Gas Pipeline jobs. At this time the gas pipeline is still in the planning stages and ground has not been broken. Many of the employers listed here will be major players for the gas pipeline when construction begins.

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Top 3 Alaska North Slope 
Job Resources/Employers

ALEXsys
The Alaska Labor Exchange System
Workplace Alaska
State of Alaska Job Posting Board
http://alexsys.labor.state.ak.us

This board goes by many names. Whenever someone refers to the State Website, State Jobsite, Workplace Alaska…anything about a State of Alaska sponsored job website, then they’re talking about ALEXsys.

Many slope-based employers have agreements with the state to post their openings on this board in a good-faith attempt to hire Alaskans. It is not necessary to register to use this site but if you do you’ll be privy to extra information about the job openings, such as who the employer is. If you establish a profile you’ll also have access to more search options and you’ll be able to search for listings by employer. You can also sign up to receive email alerts when a job is posted in the categories you have selected

To use this board, select Find a Job, then search by Specific Economic Region in Alaska, and then click on the Northern Region.

Positions posted for Barrow are NOT slope-based oil patch jobs. The exception to this is CH2M HILL. For some reason their openings have been showing up on ALEXsys under both Barrow and Prudhoe Bay.

Slope openings are listed under the name of their field location. Watch for openings at the following oil fields: Prudhoe Bay, North Slope, Alpine, Kuparuk, Badami, Endicott, North Star, PS1-12 (PS stands for Pump Station), Milne Point.


Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
www.asrcenergy.com
AK Native hiring preference

Lots of turnover/lots of openings. ASRC, also referred to as AES or APC, is involved in projects across the entire slope. They are the largest contractor on the western slope for ConocoPhillips. ASRC hires everything from warehouse workers, loader operators and roustabouts to mechanics, office aides, fire & gas technicians, HSE workers, plus many, many more entry-level and professional positions.


CH2M HILL
http://careers.ch2m.com

CH2M HILL is an engineering, procurement, and construction firm with over 23,000 employees located in over 170 offices around the world. They provide services to build, upgrade, and support infrastructure, including pipeline integrity work and module fabrication. A major contractor for BP, CH2M HILL typically lists 20-30 openings at any one time. They hire for a wide variety of entry-level and experienced positions. Mechanics, maintenance technicians, drill site operators, drivers, office admins, insulators, welders, pipe fitters…you name it and they’ll eventually advertise for it.


Complete Alphabetical Listing of
Alaska North Slope Job Resources

Acuren
www.Acuren.com 
7911 King Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99518
Office 907.569.5000
Fax 907.569.5005

Acuren provides nondestructive testing (NDT), inspection and materials engineering services for a variety of industries. They’re a good sized firm with over 3,000 employees and 90 offices scattered about the US & Canada. In Alaska, Acuren has offices in Anchorage, Kenai and Fairbanks.


ALEXsys
The Alaska Labor Exchange System
Workplace Alaska
State of Alaska Job Posting Board
http://alexsys.labor.state.ak.us

This board goes by many names. Whenever someone refers to the State Website, State Jobsite, Workplace Alaska…anything about a State of Alaska sponsored job website, then they’re talking about ALEXsys.

Many slope-based employers have agreements with the state to post their openings on this board in a good-faith attempt to hire Alaskans. It is not necessary to register to use this site but if you do you’ll be privy to extra information about the job openings, such as who the employer is. If you establish a profile you’ll also have access to more search options and you’ll be able to search for listings by employer. You can also sign up to receive email alerts when a job is posted in the categories you have selected.

To use this board, select Find a Job, then search by Specific Economic Region in Alaska, and then click on the Northern Region.

Positions posted for Barrow are NOT slope-based oil patch jobs. The exception to this is CH2M HILL. For some reason their openings have been showing up on ALEXsys under both Barrow and Prudhoe Bay.

Slope openings are listed under the name of their field location. Watch for openings at the following oil fields: Prudhoe Bay, North Slope, Alpine, Kuparuk, Badami, Endicott, North Star, PS1-12 (PS stands for Pump Station), Milne Point.


Advanced Supply Chain International
www.ascillc.com
Supply Chain Management Services
Enterprise Asset Management Services

ASCI has evolved over the years. They have incorporated two subsidiaries and now offer both supply chain as well as asset management services.

In addition to employing experienced staff such as software implementation and customization specialists, ASCI employs entry-level warehouse techs, fuelers, expeditors, inventory techs, etc. Entry-level wages are in the range of $18-$24/hour. Health and 401K benefits are available after 6 months.


Alaska Chadux Corporation
www.chadux.com

Alaska Chadux Corporation is a member-funded, nonprofit oil spill response organization headquartered in Anchorage. According to their website, “Chadux provides resources to contain, control, and clean up petroleum spills.” They hire spill response personnel as well as equipment, logistics & warehouse technicians.

From what I understand, Chadux has contracts to provide oil spill response services to several exploratory drillers which means most of their slope openings will be temporary for the winter (ice road) season.

To find Alaska Chadux Corporation job openings, select the NEWS/PHOTOS link on their homepage and then go to CURRENT EVENTS.


Alaska Clean Seas 
www.alaskacleanseas.org

Alaska Clean Seas is another member-funded oil spill responder. They provide response services for BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Pioneer and Eni on the slope and for Alyeska along the first 167 miles of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.

ACS hires spill response & IT personnel, program trainers and admin. assistants as well as equipment, logistics & warehouse technicians.

Do you have commercial marine experience? Are you familiar with marine mechanics? ACS might be a great fit for you.

ACS is considered to be a good company to work for with decent pay, good benefits (sick leave and vacation time) and the potential for advancement.


Alaska Frontier Constructors - Nanuq/AFC
www.akfrontier.com
P.O. Box 224889
Anchorage, AK 99522-4889
(907) 562-5303 Anchorage Office
(907) 562-5309 Anchorage Fax
(888) 565-5303 Toll free
(907) 659-9867 Prudhoe Bay Office
(907) 659-2168 Prudhoe Bay Fax

Alaska Frontier Constructors is also known on the slope as Nanuq/AFC. They are a heavy civil construction company that specializes in remote site development and ice-road construction. Nanuq/AFC hires a mix of union and non-union employees – it all depends on the particular contract. While many of their positions are seasonal (ice-road) or project-based, they also have long-term maintenance contracts with year-round employees.


Alaska Interstate Construction, LLC
www.aicllc.com
601 West 5th Ave Suite 400 (99501) 
P.O. Box 240347
Anchorage, AK 99524-0347
(907) 562-2792 Anchorage Office
(907) 562-4179 Anchorage Fax
(907) 659-2475 Prudhoe Bay Office
(907) 659-2477 Prudhoe Bay Fax
info@aicllc.com

Alaska Interstate Construction is an innovative heavy civil and ice-road construction specialist on the north slope. They’re a busy company involved with building bridges, roads, pads and island construction (lots of gravel hauling).


Alyeska Pipeline
www.alyeska-pipe.com

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company is the operator of the 800-mile-long Trans Alaska Pipeline System. TAPS is one of the largest pipeline systems in the world. It stretches from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. While their headquarters is in Anchorage they also have operations in Fairbanks, Valdez and along the pipeline. They hire people for Spill Response, Maintenance, Construction, Engineering, Computer/Information Technology, etc.

While there are still quite a few remote workers stationed at several of the 11 operating pump stations (they work rotational shifts), their numbers have decreased as the amount of automation has increased.

When advertising an opening, Alyeska used to list the wages being offered. They no longer do this (darn!) but I remember being impressed with the money offered.

Alyeska does not have much turnover so don’t expect to see a lot of postings.


Anchorage Daily News
www.adn.com

Largest newspaper in Alaska. Check the Sunday classifieds.



Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
www.asrcenergy.com
AK Native hiring preference

Lots of turnover/lots of openings. ASRC, also referred to as AES or APC, is involved in projects across the entire slope. They are the largest contractor on the western slope for ConocoPhillips. ASRC hires everything from warehouse workers, loader operators and roustabouts to mechanics, office aides, fire & gas technicians, HSE workers, plus many, many more entry-level and professional positions.


BEACON Occupational Health and Safety Services
www.beaconohss.com
800 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 222-7612

BEACON is a third party provider of medical, safety and training professionals throughout Alaska and they have several North Slope contracts. When it comes to medical staffing, they hire primarily Physician Assistants but I’ve also seen an occasional posting for Nurse Practitioners.

If you’re looking for a Safety position then BEACON is a good resource to keep an eye on. They work with several of the bigger companies and also provide supplemental help for numerous projects.

Some of the jobs are permanent placements and others are project-based. All openings are posted on their website.


Bristol Bay Native Corporation
www.bbnc.net
Kakivik Jobs
AK Native Hiring preference

BBNC owns several companies, two of which perform work on the slope:

CCI, Inc. provides construction, environmental and oilfield services. Look for openings called Spill Responder. Spill responders are hired on an as-needed basis.

Kakivik Asset Management (KAM) Specializes in nondestructive corrosion testing and inspection. With all of the corrosion testing and monitoring being performed across the entire slope, KAM is beefing up its hiring program and increasing the number of trainees they’re running through their corrosion testing and monitoring program.

If you are technologically inclined, I recommend you check out their website and submit an application to KAM for their training program (this is a paid training program). This kind of specialized skill is extremely marketable anywhere in the world there are pipelines, and not just those that carry petroleum. Look for postings titled: NDE Trainee & Non-Destructive Testing Trainee


British Petroleum, Alaska (BP)
www.BPJobsinAlaska.com

BP is one of two owner/operators on the north slope, the other being ConocoPhillips. Several small, independent operators have shown up over the last few years, and Shell & Chevron are back in the game, but none can compare to these 2 giants.

It is difficult to get hired on by BP unless you are an engineer, environmental/HSE specialist, geoscientist, financial analyst, or you have years of oil field experience. Most people start out working for a contractor and then later on get hired by BP. Others take a BP job in Anchorage to get their foot in the door and then apply for a slope-based opening. Both BP and COP practice a policy of hire-from-within as much as possible.

There are perks that come with working for an owner company – vacation & sick leave, decent health insurance and retirement benefits, bonuses and stock purchase programs, nicer housing on the slope (usually), etc.

In addition to posting jobs on their website, BP has a policy of posting all Alaska opening on both ALEXsys and in the Anchorage Daily News.

Jobs with BP and COP are highly sought after so you need to be vigilant and if you want to be considered, make sure your resume and cover letter are top-notch.


Carlile / Kuukpik Carlile
www.carlile.biz
AK Native hiring preference for Kuukpik Carlile positions

Transportation & Logistics

Carlile hires warehouse techs, loader operators, mechanics and drivers for their Prudhoe Bay facility. They also have a joint venture with Kuukpik, the native corporation based in Nuiqsut.

Carlile Transportation is a well known shipper in Alaska. They have many Anchorage based positions. It’s possible to take a job in town and then later transfer to the slope.


CH2M HILL
http://careers.ch2m.com

CH2M HILL is an engineering, procurement, and construction firm with over 23,000 employees located in over 170 offices around the world. They provide services to build, upgrade, and support infrastructure, including pipeline integrity work and module fabrication. A major contractor for BP, CH2M HILL typically lists 20-30 openings at any one time. They hire for a wide variety of entry-level and experienced positions. Mechanics, maintenance technicians, drill site operators, drivers, office admins, insulators, welders, pipe fitters…you name it and they’ll eventually advertise for it.



ChemTrack Alaska, Inc.
www.chemtrack.net
11711 S. Gambell St.
Anchorage, AK 99515-3444
(907) 349-2511
1-800-770-2512
info@chemtrack.net

ChemTrak is an Alaskan owned environmental engineering and construction company with a broad range of employment offerings - geological, chemical, hydrological, regulatory compliance & training, and construction (including asbestos and lead abatement). While ChemTrak is involved in numerous Anchorage-based projects their work also takes them to many remote areas. Check out their homepage for an overview of their project services – it'll give you a good idea of the types of skilled workers they employ.


Chugach Alaska Corporation
www.chugach-ak.com
3800 Centerpoint Drive, Ste. 601
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: (907) 563-8866
Fax: (907) 563-8402

Chugach Alaska Corporation is the regional Alaska Native corporation for the Prince William Sound area. It serves several villages and the cities of Seward, Whittier, Valdez and, my most favorite town in all of Alaska, Cordova. With nearly $1 billion billed out annually, CAC is one of Alaska's top 100 companies.

CAC's Chugach Alaska Services Inc. (CASI) is the arm of the company that provides support to Alaska's oil and gas industry in the form of pipeline maintenance and repair, oil response cleanup and major construction services. For over 15 years their subsidiary, TCC LLC, has been the primary oil spill response contractor for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s Ship Escort/Response Vessel System.


Colville Inc
www.colvilleinc.com
(907)334-9766 - fax number
hr@colvilleinc.com - Human Resources email

Colville Incorporated is an oil & gas services company based in Deadhorse. They are the parent company of Colville Waste Management Services, Brooks Range Supply and the Prudhoe Bay General Store. Colville Inc. also has the local postal contract. The post office and general store are located in the same building as Brooks Range Supply. If you ever visit Deadhorse, the general store is a great place to pick up gifts & souvenirs.

Colville employees are flown back and forth from Anchorage on Alaska Airlines and get to keep their mileage – a nice little perk. I’m also told that their employees receive a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life and a 401k plan. These benefits might be one of the reasons for Colville’s low turnover rate. Entry-level positions with the company are rare but if you ever see an opening for which you’re qualified, I encourage you to apply.

To apply for positions, visit Colville’s website and select the EMPLOYEES link. They have 2 applications, one for CDL Drivers and another for all other positions. Submit your application along with a resume and cover letter via the fax or email address listed in the contact info above.


CompuCom Excell Data
www.compucom.com

Excell Data is a division of CompuCom, a largescale IT provider. This is a good company to keep an eye on if you’re a techie. I know of 4 individuals who worked CompuCom Excell jobs on the slope and were later hired by ConocoPhillips for FT slope jobs.

CompuCom Excell offers the following services:

  • Systems Integration
  • IT Outsourcing
  • Technology Procurement Services
  • Contract Consulting
  • Custom Application Development
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Event Technical Support

CONAM Construction Company
www.conamco.com

CONAM bills themselves as arctic construction specialists and they've been on the slope for quite a while. They hire for everything from entry level construction laborers to electricians, welders, Equipment Repair and Fabrication, materials coordinators, etc.


ConocoPhillips Alaska (COP)
www.conocophillips.com/careers

COP is one of two owner/operators on the north slope, the other being BP. Several small, independent operators have shown up over the last few years, and Shell & Chevron are back in the game, but none can compare to these 2 giants.

It is difficult to get hired on by COP unless you are an engineer, environmental/HSE specialist, geoscientist, financial analyst, or you have years of oil field experience. Most people start out working for a contractor and then later on get hired by COP. Others take a COP job in Anchorage to get their foot in the door and then apply for slope-based openings. Both BP and COP practice a policy of hire-from-within as much as possible.

There are perks that come with working for an owner company – vacation & sick leave, decent health insurance and retirement benefits, bonuses and stock purchase programs, nicer housing on the slope (usually), etc.

Jobs with BP and COP are highly sought after so you need to be vigilant. Also, you need to make sure your resume and cover letter are top-notch if you want to make it through to the interview stage.


Craigslist Alaska
www.craigslist.com


Craigslist Alaska can be a great source of job information, as long as you're careful to screen the fake ads from the real ads. In my experience, real companies will list their company name and provide a company email address and/or phone number.

Fake companies do not list any identifying information. They use gmail/hotmail/yahoo accounts or use the Craigslist provided response address. If replying to one of these types of postings, be careful. Never send money for any type of job information. Real employers will not charge you to apply for a position. Be wary of sending your personal information to an unknown employer.

When I'm looking for slope postings on Craigslist Alaska, I'll select the JOBS link and search separately for "slope" and "prudhoe". Be sure to search ALL JOBS, don't narrow your search to a specific job category. 


Cruz Construction
www.cruzconstruct.com

Cruz Construction is family owned and has been in business in Alaska for over 30 years. They hire a significant number of seasonal employees for the winter ice road season on the slope where they are involved in ice road construction, winter tundra travel, exploration support and heavy civil projects (roads and pads, pipelines, etc.).

I typically see Cruz advertise for heavy equipment operators but have also seen ads for expediters and safety professionals. Their application can be found under the CONTACT link on their site. Look for a small, yellow MENU button along the top border of their webpage. The links provided here will give you some good background information about the company.


Doyon Universal Services LLC
www.Doyon.com/hr.html
AK Native hiring preference

Doyon provides food & beverage, janitorial/housekeeping, equipment operators, remote drilling and security services. There are many entry-level jobs with this company. Jobs on the rigs can be quite lucrative, $30-$45/hr, depending upon your qualifications. Roustabouts work hard but earn a decent wage – or so I’m told. Security officers are starting in the $20/hr range.

Food service, housekeeping and janitorial jobs start at $10-12/hr. These are some of the lowest paying jobs on the slope. Remember though, you’re working 84 hours per week with 44 of those being overtime (1.5 x wage) so this might not be a bad place to start. At the very least it’ll get you on the slope where you can meet & greet and schmooze your way into a better position within Doyon or with another company.


ESS Alaska Support Services
www.essalaska.com/opportunities.htm

ESS Support Services provides foodservice and facility support to clients at remote sites, including offshore oil rigs, drilling & mining camps, construction camps, etc. They hire entry-level workers but prefer their employees have some remote work experience. To see their job listings, select the link OPPORTUNITIES.

While looking through their site I read this on the HEALTH and SAFETY page (lower right-hand corner): “All food worker applicants are required to have a current Alaska Food Worker Card.” A link was then provided to an Alaska State government site where you could take the test online. I recommend you take and pass this test prior to submitting an application. Be sure to mention on your application that you are a certified, card-carrying Alaska Food Worker.


Fluor Corporation
www.fluor.com/careers

Fluor is a major international engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services company. They worked numerous projects during construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline, being responsible for the engineering and construction of the pump stations and the Valdez marine terminal. They later left the state but returned in 2008, opening a new office in Anchorage. Right now most of Fluor’s hires are experienced engineering professionals, but I recommend you keep your eyes on them. As oil & gas work in the state continues to grow, so will Fluor.


Halliburton
www.halliburton.com/careers

Get hired on by HAL and you could travel the world. This monster company is comprised of 2 divisions: Energy Services Group (Oil Field Services) and KBR (their Engineering & Construction division).

On the slope, HAL is involved in reservoir engineering & optimization, directional drilling, wireline work, diagnostics, etc. Both KBR & ESG are present on the slope. Their website gives a good description of their services and has a comprehensive listing of job openings.

I rarely see Halliburton advertising on the ALEXsys so you’ll want to check their website frequently. Don’t count on getting hired by HAL as an unskilled slope laborer – this company does specialized work and as such, requires specialized skills.

That said, because HAL is such a huge company they do offer a wide variety of jobs (HR, IT, document management, etc.) in many locations, including Anchorage. It’s worthwhile to check out their site.

Tip: When you get the search page for job listings, type “Alaska” in the Search For field and select One Word as the Search Method. Make sure the country selected is USA and leave all other fields as Select. This will bring up all Alaska listings under the USA heading.


ICE Services
www.ICEServices.net
2606 C Street
Anchorage, Ak 99503
Tel: (907) 644-0835
Fax: (907) 644-8202

ICE Services is a well-known support services company on the slope. They own and operate The Aurora and Prudhoe Bay Hotels and provide catering, waste management, and water/wastewater services.

I've spent quite a bit of time in the new (as of 2009) Aurora Hotel and I must say, it's a sweet setup. They offer clean, comfortable, private rooms with a bath you share only with your neighbor, flatscreen TVs, free wireless internet and a nice workout facility. Also, the food was good and in addition to breakfast & dinner they serve hot lunch every day.

While the rooms were great, the Aurora employees were even better. Talk about a bunch of nice people – the housekeepers treated us like family and the cooks would go out of their way to provide us with whatever we were looking for.

The staff told me that the Aurora Hotel offers the best paycheck on the slope for housekeepers and cooks. Plus, the staff gets the best rooms.

If applying for a job, emphasize your dedication to providing quality service with a smile.


Intertek
www.intertek-etlsemko.com

Intertek bills themselves as “…the world's largest independent testing, inspection and certification partner”. They provide petroleum & chemical testing services as well as electrical safety testing, product testing and performance testing.

I usually see Intertek advertising for chemists and lab personnel. If you have a science background you'll want to check their site for these, and related, positions.


Kuukpik Arctic Services
www.kasvcs.com
AK Native Hiring Preference

Previously known as Kuukpik Arctic Catering (KAC). They provide food services to remote campsites as well as logistical and communications services. KAC has the food service contract for Alpine and Pioneer as well as on several rigs


Lynden Logistics, Inc.
www.lynden.com

Lynden Logistics is just one of a number of Lynden Companies that does work in AK and in the lower 48. They operate a warehouse in Prudhoe Bay that does freight consolidation, shipping, warehousing & distribution. They also have numerous Anchorage jobs and from what I hear, their slope jobs are often filled-from-within.

I occasionally see openings posted on the ALEXsys, CareerBuilder.com and in the Anchorage Daily News.

If you want to make direct contact, I was given the following name and contact info and was told that Art is involved in hiring all AK based personnel. I have not called Art to verify this. Art Delaune (907) 450-2510 artd@lynden.com


Nabors Industries - Nabors Alaska Drilling
www.nabors.com

Nabors Alaska operates many drilling rigs across the slope (and elsewhere in the Alaska), as well as in the lower 48 and around the world. These rigs hire experienced and entry-level crew. The work is hard but the rig crews that I’ve talked with seem to enjoy their work. They tell me there’s a lot of opportunity to advance from within if you prove to be a go-getter who also works safely. Nabors has a good safety record and they work hard to keep it that way. I’m also told that they feed you pretty darn well in the rig camps. There’s a kind of competition between the kitchen staff on the different rigs to see who can earn the best reputation for tasty meals – not a bad perk for such remote work!

Nabors operates several business units, including Peak Oilfield Services which builds ice roads. I’ve found that their job openings are not consolidated; you’ll need to search on both the Nabors and Peak websites (see my Peak Oilfield Services listing). They also list many openings on ALEXsys.

If you look on the Nabors webpage under the Business Units tab, you’ll see Nabors Alaska and Peak Alaska. If you select these you’ll then get another link called Career Opportunities. Unfortunately, they list very few openings here, but they do provide a link to submit a resume directly to their Houston HR office for general processing. Complete contact information for this HR office is given which might prove useful.

TIP: When searching for jobs on the Nabors website do not go to the specific business unit as mentioned above. Instead, go to the Career Center tab shown on the main website and then select Job Search. Leave the selections for Desired Location, Company and Position to ALL. Many of the jobs list multiple locations and for some reason when you select Alaska, those positions are not pulled in. The list is not too terribly long and it’s easy to see which ones show Alaska as an option.


NANA Development Corporation (NDC)
www.nana-dev.com
AK Native hiring preference

NANA Development Corporation is the business arm of NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. – one of the state's largest and most successful Alaska Native Corporations. They provide a wide variety of services: construction, engineering, logistics, camp services, (housekeeping, food service, etc.), fuel/chemicals management, drilling, security, IT, environmental, and more.

NANA companies involved in oil and gas operations include:

  • DOWL HKM
  • NANA Construction
  • NANA Lynden Logistics
  • NANA Major Drilling
  • NANA Oilfield Services
  • NANA WorleyParsons
  • NANA Management Services
  • WHPacific

NDC provides a comprehensive listing of all advertised openings from each of their companies on their Employment webpage. While you can visit each subsidiary website separately to look for jobs, it really isn't necessary. Don't you wish every corporation was this organized when it came to providing employment information?

Note: You can sort by column on the Employment page by clicking on a white header (Position, Location, Company, Department). Jobs on the slope have been listed under North Slope and Prudhoe Bay. When in doubt about a job's location, read the description.


NANA Management Services
www.nana-dev.com

See NANA Development Corporation for more information

NMS is another business unit of NANA Corporation. This unit works in the areas of facility management, Food & Beverage, Janitorial/Housekeeping, Lodging/Accommodations, some administrative work and Security. They hire entry-level as well as experienced workers.

Their Jobs List link allows you to search separately for jobs with NMS and with Purcell Security, which is another business entity.

When you get to their listings, be sure to scroll all the way down and look for the NEXT link to take you to the rest of the listings.


NANA WorleyParsons (formerly NANA/Colt Engineering)
www.nanaworleyparsons.com/careers.asp

See NANA Development Corporation for more information

NANA WorleyParsons is one of NANA Corporation’s joint ventures. They hire for a wide variety of positions including all disciplines for engineers, designers, drafters, project controls, procurement, documentation/vendor data, and support personnel. NWP frequently has openings for engineering aides and document control specialists, so if you have any experience or knowledge in document control, retention or recordkeeping, keep an eye out for these openings and be sure to apply. If you have a steady work history they are also willing to train hires for these positions.

Anchorage area residents might be interested in getting a foot-in-the-door by applying for local positions. NANA WorleyParsons is very willing to transfer town-based employees to the slope.

In 2007 NANA/Colt Engineering merged with WorleyParsons, a well-respected international firm with over 20,000 employees worldwide.


NORCON
www.norcon.com

NORCON has been around for more than 30 years and is the union construction company operated by CH2M HILL. They are a full-service industrial construction company providing the following services:

  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Trades Contracting
  • General Contracting
  • Design/Build

Opti Staffing
www.optistaffing.com

Opti Staffing is an employment firm in Anchorage that hires people to work in town and on the slope. Opti posts their openings on their website and on ALEXsys, the State of AK website (see the 1st listing) – but they often list them as ANC based jobs. You have to read the job description to see if the positions are really slope jobs. Their most common openings are for warehouse techs and expeditors.


Pacific Environmental Corp. (PENCO)
www.penco.org
www.amarinecorp.com (parent company)
6000 A Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99518
Tel: (907) 562-5420
Fax: (907) 562-5426
rick@penco.org

PENCO has offices in Anchorage and Deadhorse and is heavily involved in spill response and environmental services on the slope. They also provide inspection and facility maintenance specific to Alaska's petroleum and energy industries.

The PENCO site has a link to job openings at the very bottom of the screen. Scroll down and look there for an EMPLOYMENT link.

PENCO most commonly has openings for HAZWOPER Technicians – here's the job description from their website:

PENCO HAZWOPER Technicians perform oil and hazardous material spill response and other scheduled duties including: Spill Response, Waste Manifesting, Packaging, Labeling, and Transportation, Well Cellar Maintenance, Fire-watch, Gravel Crews, Boom Crews, Containment Construction, Dewatering, Oil-Water Separation, Tank Cleaning, and routine oilfield and industry related activities including painting and maintenance.


Parker Drilling Company
www.parkerdrilling.com
1420 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
phone 907-339-4000
fax 907-339-4001

With the opening of their new office location in Anchorage (Spring 2009), Parker Drilling has returned to Alaska. What brought them back after a 10 year absence? A contract with BP to build and operate the world’s largest and most powerful land-based drilling rig.

Parker has a contract with BP to build, deliver and operate at least 2 rigs. Liberty, the behemoth rig being installed on the North Slope at SDI, is currently the largest rig in the world. BP will use this Ultra Extended-Reach drilling rig to tap reserves over 8 miles away.

Parker Drilling hires for all rig-related positions as well as safety personnel and office support staff. Parker employees tell me that if you live out of state Parker will buy your RT plane tickets to Alaska. This is a great perk as most companies do not provide your transportation to Alaska – they only provide you with transportation from Anchorage or Fairbanks to the slope.

For those of you familiar with Anchorage, PD offices are in the old Tony Roma’s off of Tudor & Old Seward.


Peak Oilfield Services
www.peakalaska.com/jobs.html

Peak is the primary builder of ice roads and ice pads on the slope. They also are involved in various construction projects, the movement of drilling rigs and rig support services.

Peak has a permanent 200 man camp facility at Prudhoe Bay which includes housing and office facilities, equipment repair and maintenance shop, welding shop, fabrication shop, carpenter shop/sand blast shop, materials warehouse, tire repair shop, steam cleaning and wash facility, fueling facility, and portable buildings for off-site work.

Peak is one of Nabors many business units – please see the description of Nabors for info about them.

When you arrive at Peak’s HR page, you’ll want to scroll down to the end of the section titled Career Opportunities. Look for the words CLICK HERE – that’s where you click to get taken to their job listings.

TIP: Once on the page Available Positions, be sure to scroll all the way down and look for a small link called something like SEE MORE JOBS. Sometimes it’s there and sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes it’s right under the last posting and sometimes it’s further down the page. Instead of listing all of their openings on one page, Peak will put up a 2nd page that you have to click this link to reach.


Pioneer Natural Resources
www.pioneernrc.com

The first independent operator to produce oil on the slope, Pioneer’s island drill site called Oooguruk began producing oil midyear 2008.. The Oooguruk site is a man-made gravel island almost 6 miles offshore in East Harrison Bay in the Beaufort Sea. In addition to developing their north slope field, Pioneer is also exploring development of the Cosmopolitan field located in Cook Inlet, in the south central Alaska.

Pioneer has need for engineers, geoscientists, financiers, human resources and safety professionals, administrative help, etc.

When you get to Pioneer’s page of job listings, you’ll want to scan the science & engineering jobs for Alaska positions. “Other” positions are listed by location. Scroll all the way to the bottom to get to the Alaska listings. Locations are not listed in alphabetical order.


Purcell Security Services
www.nanamanagement.com/career_center.php

See NANA Development Corporation for more information

Purcell is one of NANA Management Services business units. They work indoor and outdoor patrols, public reception security, switchboard operations, badging, alcohol and drug control and emergency medical support. Purcell occasionally has administrative/reception openings for which you do not need to be a trained security specialist.

This link for Purcell will take you to NANA Management Services. When you select the Current Job List link the results will be separated by company, Purcell Security being one of them.


Schlumberger
Alaska specific site:www.slbak.com
Corporate site: www.slb.com

Alaska specific site: www.slbak.com Corporate site: www.slb.com/content/careers/jobs/index.asp

Another world class company, SLB hires people for multiple trainee positions, well site operations, all engineering disciplines, subsurface mapping of reservoirs and rock formations, health & safety, logistics, administrative functions, etc.

Schlumberger runs a separate site for their job openings in Alaska. Here are a few details regarding the Alaska application process:

You are required to submit your motor vehicle report with your application and you must submit a separate application for each position. Due to DOT regulations, employees must be at least 21 years of age. A functional capacities test is required prior to employment. Applicants should bring a copy of the job description with each application and return their completed application(s) to the Receptionist or mail to the address listed on the application.

Their corporate office has an interesting application process; you are allowed to submit 1 resume every 2 years. A recruiter looks at your resume and if they determine that there is a potential position for you, you are contacted and given instructions on how to proceed. You do not apply for any specific, advertised position.

With only 1 opportunity every 2 years to impress the recruiters at Schlumberger, you’d better make sure your resume/curriculum vitae is the best in the business.


SOS Employment Group (formerly Adams & Associates) 
http://www.sosemploymentgroup.com/

SOS Employment Group is a staffing firm just like Opti Staffing. They list their openings on their site and on ALEXsys, the State of AK jobs website – but they often list them as ANC based jobs. This means that in addition to searching under the Northern region, you’ll also want to search under Anchorage.

And if you see a job that sounds like it might be with the oil industry, read the description to determine exactly where the position is located.


Spartan Offshore Drilling
www.spartanoffshore.com
1374B Petroleum Pkwy.
Broussard, LA 70518
Tel: (337) 367.9377
Spartan has been advertising their Alaska openings in the Anchorage Daily News (see link in resources above). Apply for these jobs through the link provided by ADN - the jobs have not been listed on the company website.

Spartan Offshore Drilling is a rig and drilling services provider operating primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. They have been hired by Escopeta Oil Company to drill several wells in Alaska. Their base of operations will be at the Arness Dock on the Kenai Peninsula.

Escopeta is buying the Spartan 151 jack-up rig and shipping it to Alaska in early 2011. Their plan is to use the rig to drill their own wells beginning in April 2011. Following that, they intend to lease it out to other Cook Inlet operators. Spartan will maintain control of the rig staffing and operations.



Udelhoven Oilfield Systems Service
www.udelhoven.com/employ.html

Construction, Electrical, Engineering & Oilfield Services, QA, Functional check out for Maintenance and capital projects, etc.

UOSS is a big name in the oil game and if you scroll down on their job site you’ll see where you can apply for international positions. Scroll all the way to the bottom and you’ll see a list of positions for which UOSS is always accepting applications. With the oil industry booming, the competition for workers if getting more and more fierce. Don’t hesitate to submit an application for one of these general listings.


Check back often for updates to my list of
Alaska North Slope job resources