Rotating Equipment Craft Supervisor Job



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
The Gas Gathering Rotating Craft Lead Specialist is part of the Midstream Maintenance Execution Team supporting continuous improvement in rotating equipment availability and productivity for the ND gas gathering assets. 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 rotating equipment maintenance activities for the gas gathering system conducted by both Hess and contract workforce.  This role interacts closely with the Maintenance, Operations, Reliability Engineering, Supply Chain, and EHS functions in support of equipment maintenance planning, scheduling, coordination, execution, and continuous improvement.


The primary areas of focus for this role include:  
Operational Control

Leads safety culture including ensuring the embedment of Hess safety procedures, best practices, and standard work.  This includes but isn’t limited to strong pre-job planning, recognition and management of hazards introduced from evolving job scopes, daily after-action reviews, strong safety meeting participation, recognition of positive safety behaviors, accident investigations, safety audits and related activities
Provides daily leadership in support of Reliability and Maintenance in areas such as:
Oversees all rotating equipment troubleshooting, predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance activities for gas gathering performed by both Hess and contractor personnel
Stewards work management practices including maintenance execution, planning, scheduling, and ensures all closure / reliability data is promptly input for each job
Leads and directs mechanics by scheduling of assignments, monitoring progress, providing direction, guidance and coaching.  Ensuring assignments are completed safely, timely, and with quality
Participates in the development of the daily and weekly maintenance work schedules
Coordinates maintenance work with maintenance and operations specialists to provide continuity of maintenance planning and leads to the least possible down time
Coordinates with reliability engineering and operations / maintenance leadership in preparing PM programs for the facility and ensure that the programs are functioning properly and that required records are kept
Ensures that the department is equipped with the proper tools, instruments, work space, and other necessary implements to perform all work safely and with quality
Responds to breakdown, emergencies or any abnormal operating conditions to expedite repairs
Ensures workforce has the required information & specifications to complete work with a high degree of quality and precision
Works with Craft Logistics Specialist to ensure the management of spare parts and bills of material
Works with operations and maintenance leadership with developing the annual budget and monthly forecast
 Accountable for cost tracking and performance against budget and forecast; responsible for driving tool time efficiencies
 Accountable for contractor performance against contract terms
 Ensures all regulatory records are kept as required by agencies and that requirements are adhered to through PM scheduling 
 Provides assistance in the field during facility startups, shutdowns, or upsets
 Monitors and tracks staffing conditions, work hours and overtime, job rotation, and absenteeism
 Accountable for maintenance activities outside normal working hours including safety, cost, and productivity
 Performs other duties related to this function to help ensure the ongoing reliability of rotating equipment
Continuous Improvement
Collaborates with maintenance specialists, condition monitoring, reliability engineering, planning, and leadership to ensure proper priorities are placed on deficiencies and continuous learning/improvement process is fostered
Collaborates with operations personnel to assist in troubleshooting, identification of gaps in operating practices which impact equipment reliability, improve maintenance effectiveness (i.e. equipment readiness, permitting robustness), and commissioning support
Provide feedback to maintenance planning, operations, scheduling, and supply chain to ensure continuous improvement with maintenance 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 5-Whys and Problem Solving A3s
Supports operations and maintenance leadership with developing / maintaining key maintenance KPIs 
Develop robust kaizen culture through direction setting and empowering team members to look for ways to make their jobs easier
Leadership / People Development
Ensure further development of all team members through performance evaluation, development of training plans, feedback, and coaching.  Work with Competency Assurance and Learning (CAL) and the Craft Logistics Specialist to update training matrices, schedule any needed training, and assure training is effective and corrects sub-standard performance.  
 Works with Craft Logistics Specialist to identify, develop, and deliver routine technical training to maintenance and operations   personnel
 Assign tasks and training considering each mechanics development and career goals
 Develops mentor/coach relationships to ensure development of embedded mechanics and contractor support
 Participates in the development of troubleshooting, repair, and inspection instructions for rotating machinery
 Provide direction to team members emphasizing quality, efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, environment/health/safety, and   morale.
 Develop and maintain 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 daily kaizen to address improvements/gaps identified through observation of work performance, work planning / scheduling feedback, and various team SQDC and/or YTT 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 rotating equipment 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 for machinery (ASME, API, ANSI)
Troubleshooting and repair of rotating equipment including centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, pumps, blowers, fans, motors, gearboxes, mechanical seals, and associated support systems
 Machinery component 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 (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


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


Hess is 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: Derek Sutton | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Tioga | | |  | | No | 26532



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