Reliability Engineer Job - Minot - job 635448

Hess Corporation

Date: 02/22/2021

City: Minot, North Dakota

Employment type: Full-time


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry's largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with 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. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at

Roles & Responsibilities

This role will be responsible for leading all efforts for Reliability Engineering with regards to the repair, refurbishment, re-use, and preservation of equipment in order to support maximizing equipment reliability at the highest NPV for the asset. This role will work across numerous organizational boundaries such as Operations, MRI, Infrastructure, and GSC to develop the tactics and work processes required to optimize these four process streams for all equipment types.

The primary areas of focus will include leading the following processes:

  • Repair / Refurbishment

  • Determine what components can be economically rebuilt and reused; maintain the prioritization of implementation for the remaining equipment types

  • Work with Global Supply Chain (GSC) to expedite the implementation of the remaining equipment types

  • Equipment Re-Use

  • Determine what equipment can be economically re-used once the location it is installed is uneconomic to continue operating (temporarily or permanently)

  • Work with relevant Reliability Engineers to ensure equipment selection and maintenance strategies for this service promotes equipment re-use where economically justified

  • Work with Infrastructure and Reliability Operations to gain alignment on opportunities for repurposing equipment and build out associated workflows with key stakeholders

  • Equipment Preservation

  • Develop and implement preservation strategies with MRI Surface Execution for short term and long-term downtime of field-based equipment (rotating, static, and electrical)

  • Develop and implement preservation strategies with MRI Surface Execution and GSC for critical spare equipment and parts that are stored on-site, or in a warehouse for extended periods of time

  • Develop and implement with Global Supply Chain (GSC) a shelf life strategy for any parts in the warehouse with a "use by" date

Core Behaviors

  • Strong Lean knowledge and/or demonstrates ability to learn following skills:

  • Teach/coach: 5-Whys, Mistake Proofing, 5S

  • Lead/facilitate: Standard Work Instruction, Structured Problem Solving (A3), Leader Standard Work, Spaghetti Diagrams, Swim Lane Mapping, Dashboards and Operating Rhythm, and Conditions of Satisfaction

  • Participate/use: Rapid Improvement Events, Value Stream Mapping, Business Planning (A3)

  • Demonstrates Leading at Hess Competencies including but not limited to:

  • Able to influence without authority across organizational boundaries

  • Able to lead change with various stakeholders

  • Able to lead a team to deliver results

  • Focus for and capability to coach/mentor/develop team members (e.g. MRI technicians, Reliability Operators, Foundation Engineers)

  • Robust problem-solving skills that focus on delivering data driven solutions

  • Able to quickly gather and rationalize data

  • Utilize structured problem solving to formulate solutions

  • Holds safety, environmental, health, social and corporate responsibility as paramount

Work Environment

  • Office based role (Minot or TBD) 5/2 (9/80) work schedule with field visits as needed


  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment both fixed and rotating

  • Demonstrated history of utilizing Reliability Centered Maintenance tools to optimize asset performance / lifecycle desired

  • Experience in root cause failure analysis and FMEA desired

  • Basic knowledge of electrical systems

  • Field operations experience (e.g., process engineer, facilities engineer)

  • Proficient computer skills / business system knowledge (Microsoft, SAP)

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong analytical and technical skills with attention to detail and process improvements

  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision in a diverse, multidiscipline team environment

  • Strong prioritization skills


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or equivalent

Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Chris Dobo | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | | | | No | 25545

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