Maintenance Engineer – Upstream Rotating 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.



Maintenance Engineering is a critical role in our Reliability and Maintenance strategy for driving operational excellence.  This role is part of the Upstream Reliability Engineering team supporting continuous improvement in rotating equipment availability and productivity for the ND Upstream Asset (Wells and Pads).  This role interacts closely with Operations, Maintenance, Reliability Engineers, Condition Monitoring, Master Data, and Supply Chain functions in support of equipment surveillance, maintenance, troubleshooting, materials management, and continuous improvement.



The primary areas of focus for this role include: 

  • Maintenance Strategies
    • Develop, maintain, and assure Maintenance Strategies are evergreen including Operations’ Autonomous Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Repair and Spares strategies
    • SAP Master Data oversite including driving quality of SAP data
    • Work with Supply Chain on spare parts stocking levels and preventative maintenance for spare parts
  • Support Reliability Engineer with optimization of preventative, predictive, and condition-based maintenance based on failure and inspection history
  • Provide expertise on failures and repair techniques during investigations and root cause analysis
  • Support Operations and Maintenance on troubleshooting failures, repairs, and evaluating whether equipment is designed to meet its intended or existing service conditions
  • During repairs, closely follow jobs to ensure that repair details such as clearances, tolerances, materials of construction, welding procedures, etc.. are provided and documented.  Provide technical support and involve asset subject matter experts and suppliers/vendors as needed
  • Ensure repair techniques, repair procedures, and equipment specific training are documented and made available
  • Provide technical support for specification, identification and purchasing of needed parts
  • Serve as a technical resource to the maintenance planners on work packages
  • Oversees and performs Quality Assurance on OEM or outside shop repairs as needed
  • Provide equipment surveillance to assure performance as expected or impending issues are recognized and acted proactively. Work closely with Condition Monitoring team to assure equipment health is monitored and when actions necessary works closely with Condition Monitoring, Maintenance, and Operations to develop effective mitigation actions
  • Coordinate and assure MOC requirements
  • Identify projects to improve reliability and maintenance; may lead small project execution


Core Behaviors

  • Learn, embrace, implement, and teach/coach team members on Lean principles such as standard work / process development, structured problem solving, mistake proofing, dashboards, and conditions of satisfaction
  • Demonstrates Leading at Hess Competencies including but not limited to:
    • Able to influence a positive and safety-based team culture
    • Focus for and capability 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 daily kaizen to address improvements / gaps identified through observation of work performance and various team SQDC / YTT meetings
    • Able to build trusted partnerships with peers, vendors, suppliers, and contractors to allow for best practice sharing & strong teamwork
    • Able to work with a dynamic team and demanding customers while ensuring standards are always upheld

Work Environment

  • Field based role (Tioga) 5/2 (9/80) work schedule.  The expectations of this role include a heavy field presence where the work is being done.



  • Preferred 3+ years refining, petrochemical, oil and gas industry experience or equivalent industry related experience such as energy, military maintenance, mining or other heavy manufacturing
  • Experience in a progressive reliability organization with strong maintenance and operations experience a plus
  • Basic proficiency in the following areas with the ability to develop into a subject matter expert in particular areas:
    • Knowledge of industry codes and standards (i.e. ASME, API, ANSI)
    • Fixed equipment (piping, flange make-up, pressure vessels, heat exchangers)
    • Rotating equipment (pumps, compressors, engines, turbines, motors, blowers, fans)
    • Electrical systems including low and medium voltage motors, VFDs, control systems
    • Failure analysis
    • Project management
    • Knowledge of work management system, corrective/preventative maintenance, and equipment master data
    • RCM based Predictive and Preventive Maintenance strategies
  • 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 (SAP, 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

Education & Training

  • Bachelors of Science degree in engineering
  • Industry certification in reliability processes and methods is 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.

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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 ( 


    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

    Posting Notes: Catherine Denise Nichols | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| North Dakota | Tioga | | No | 27181



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