Lead Maintenance Specialist Craft I&E Job



This position works a hybrid schedule, spending time remotely and in the office in Tioga, 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 Midstream Gathering Instrument and Electrical (I&E) Lead Specialist is part of the Midstream Gathering Maintenance Execution Team supporting continuous improvement in I&E equipment availability and productivity for the ND Midstream gathering asset (oil/water/gas gathering). Working in a team environment, it carries responsibilities for implementing reliability best practices, drives maintenance execution, stewards the maintenance work management system, and oversees all I&E maintenance activities conducted by both Hess and contract workforce.  This role interacts with Maintenance, Operations, Reliability Engineering, Supply Chain, and EHS to support equipment maintenance planning, scheduling, coordination, execution, and continuous improvement.

The primary areas of focus for this role include: 

Operational Control

Leads safety culture ensuring embedment of Hess safety procedures, best practices, and standard work.  Includes strong pre-job planning, dynamic risk recognition and mitigation, daily after-action reviews, safety meeting participation, recognition of positive safety behaviors, accident investigations, safety audits and related activities.

Provides daily leadership in support of Reliability and Maintenance:

  • Leads I&E craft personnel:  schedules work assignments, monitors progress, and provides direction, guidance, and coaching.  Ensures assignments are completed safely, timely, and with quality.
  • Monitors and tracks staffing conditions, work hours and overtime, job rotation, and absenteeism.  Takes action to address any gaps.
  • Oversees equipment troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance of I&E equipment performed bHess and contractor personnel.  Coordinates with other craft, area, and operations specialists to ensure equipment is safe for maintenance and to optimize equipment down time.
  • Assists, as needed, in the field during facility startups, shutdowns, or upsets.
  • Stewards work management practices including planning, scheduling, permitting, execution, and prompt work closeout/documentation.
  • Actively participates in daily and weekly work schedule development, backlog revies, 30/60/90 forecasting, station outage optimization, weekly cost reviews, and monthly forecasting and accrual reviews.
  • Coordinates with reliability/maintenance engineering and operations / maintenance leadership in preparing PM programs, ensures programs are functioning properly and required records are kept.
  • Ensures I&E team is equipped with proper tools, instruments, workspace, and other necessary implements to perform work safely and with quality.  Ensures workforce has required information & specifications to complete work with a high degree of quality and precision.
  • First point of contact for I&E craft for breakdown, emergencies, or abnormal operating conditions to expedite repairs.  Coordinates/directs after-hours call-out responses from I&E.  Accountable for maintenance activities outside normal working hours including safety, cost, and productivity.
  • Works with the Global Supply Chain team and Master Data to ensure the management of spare parts and bills of material.
  • Provides detailed input and support for annual budget submissions, monthly forecast updates, and accruals.
  • Accountable for cost tracking and performance against budget and forecast. Responsible for driving tool time efficiencies and managing team member workloads to avoid unnecessary overtime labor.
  • Accountable for contractor performance against contract terms

Continuous Improvement

  • Collaborates with internal and external business partners and key stakeholders to ensure proper priorities are placed on deficiencies and continuous learning/improvement processes are fostered.
  • Participates in the development of troubleshooting, repair, and inspection instructions for I&E equipment.
  • Collaborates with Operations to assist in identification of gaps in operating practices which impact equipment reliability, improve maintenance effectiveness, and improve commissioning support.
  • Provides feedback to maintenance planning, operations, scheduling, and supply chain to continuously improve planning, scheduling, and execution processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrates strong continuous improvement capabilities and/or ability to learn following skills:
  • Lead standardized work development; continuously seek to make standardized work more efficient and safer while ensuring work quality.
  • Lead structured problem solving using various tools/aids.
  • Supports operations and maintenance leadership with developing / maintaining key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Develops a robust process improvement culture through direction setting and empowering team members to look for ways to make their jobs easier.

Leadership / People Development

  • Develops team members in their technical and professional competence through performance evaluation, development of training plans, feedback, and coaching.  Works with Competency Assurance and Training (CAT) to update training matrices, schedule training, and assure training is effective. 
  • Identifies, develops, and delivers routine technical training to maintenance and operations personnel.  Assigns tasks and training considering each technician’s development needs and career goals.
  • Develops mentor/coach relationships to develop embedded craft personnel and contractor support. Provides direction to team members emphasizing quality, efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, environment/health/safety, and morale.
  • Develops and maintains positive team member relations centered on mutual trust, dignity, respect, fairness, consistency, two-way communication, teamwork, and harmony.

Core Behaviors

  • Demonstrates Leading at Hess Competencies including but not limited to:
  • Able to build and maintain a positive and safety-based team culture.
  • Able to coach/mentor/develop team members including ability to respectfully hold personnel accountable for their daily duties and resolve conflict as it arises.
  • Able to influence without authority across organizational boundaries.
  • Able to lead change with various stakeholders.
  • Able to set direction and lead a team to deliver results.
  • Able to drive continuous improvement to address gaps identified through observation of work performance, work planning / scheduling feedback, and various team operating rhythm meetings.
  • Able to build trusted partnerships with peers & strategic partners to allow for best practice sharing & strong teamwork.
  • Able to teach individual contributors in fundamental skills and facilitate job instruction training.
  • Work Environment          
  • Field based role (Tioga / Keene) 5/2 (9/80) work schedule.  Expectations for this role include a heavy field presence to ensure jobs are being performed safely and the workforce is trained properly.


  • 5+ years of I&E maintenance experience in refining, petrochemical, oil and gas industry experience or equivalent industry related experience such as energy, military maintenance, mining, or other heavy manufacturing. 
  • 2+ years of leadership experience as formal people leader in production environment preferred.

Basic proficiency in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of industry codes and standards (IEEE, ISA, NFPA, NEC, API)
  • Troubleshooting and repair of electrical, instrumentation, and controls equipment such as motors, PLCs, motor control centers, generators, and process instrumentation (transmitters, valves, controllers, etc.).
  • Failure analysis
  • RCM based Predictive and Preventive Maintenance strategies.
  • Strong knowledge of work management system, corrective/preventative maintenance planning, and equipment master data utilization
  • Strong knowledge of applicable EHS procedures/practices such as Permit to Work, Energy Isolation, Respiratory Protection, PPE, Emergency Response
  • Proficient computer skills / business system knowledge (CMMS, Microsoft Suite)
  • 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.
  • Must be available outside normal working hours for technical support if needed.
  • Strong organization, time management, prioritization, and planning skills and able to manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines for self and team.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred


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: Vanessa Bridgeford | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Tioga | | No | 27266



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