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Senior Reliability Technician Job

Date: Jul 6, 2017

Location: Minot, North Dakota, US

Company: Hess Corporation




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


We have a world-class portfolio of assets with industry-leading margins and visible growth in areas where we have proven technical capabilities: Asia Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, onshore U.S. and the West Africa conjugate margin. We are a leader in the production of shale oil and gas, and one of the largest operators in the Bakken formation, North Dakota. We are also known for our expertise in the development and production of projects in deep water offshore.


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




  • Design artificial lift systems (rod pumping, ESPs, gas lift) using associated programs
  • Prepare workover job packages by performing well history analysis and creating procedures and cost estimates (based on standards) for artificial lift installation, maintenance, and offset frac preparation jobs
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot underperforming or down wells through Exception Based Surveillance (EBS) from wells handed over by Reliability Operators by shooting fluid levels, interpreting dynamometer cards, and reviewing other artificial lift setpoints and parameters
  • Request ‘Check-out Crew’ processes to perform standard work such as tag and space, load cell cable replacement, etc.
  • Provide technical support and coaching to onsite workover Rig Supervisors and Reliability Operators
  • Document artificial lift failure root cause analysis within WellView
  • Participate in well optimization evaluation and implementation with Production Engineers
  • Identify and document Subsurface Reliability workflow problems and improvement opportunities
  • Create and maintain well setup in XSPOC system
  • Provide direct support to and share accountability with area teams
  • Perform Behavior Based Safety observations
  • Review over/underspent work orders
  • Provide input on standard work instruction development and implementation
  • Support pilot/project initiatives to increase reliability of artificial lift systems
  • Participate in the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process with the Subsurface Reliability Engineers
  • Provide direct support to and share accountability with Area teams




  • Industrial / Oilfield experience
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft)
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic understanding of Workover rig operations
  • Advanced artificial lift equipment and operational knowledge
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of safety requirements and practices




  • High school diploma or equivalent required


Core Behaviors                 


  • Continuous Improvement – 30%
  • Process Execution – 20%
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making – 40%
  • Leadership / Coaching – 10%


Work Environment            


  • Field Time (“go see”, meetings/collaboration) – 60%
  • Desk Time (admin, invoices, data analysis, emails) – 40%



Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


Posting Notes: Eugenio Alemany | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No