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Advisor Facilities Engineering - Mechanical Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Facilities & Projects
Date:  Sep 7, 2022


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


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.



The Mechanical Reliability Engineer will provide a range of engineering, technical, and operational support to the asset to optimize static and rotating mechanical equipment reliability and availability for the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) asset. This position will work closely with the Asset Technical Authorities to provide understanding of the critical mechanical/rotating equipment and associated reliability processes to provide asset operations with subject matter expertise they do not have otherwise.


The Mechanical Reliability Engineer is critical to enabling the GOM asset to achieve maximum value to the corporation, focusing on system reliability and availability. Core responsibilities include bad actor analytics, root cause analysis, and asset strategy management for static equipment, pumps, and other mechanical equipment.



  • Analyze/troubleshoot abnormal operating equipment and equipment failures, to establish and monitor reliability bad actors across the asset.
  • Facilitate/perform Root Cause Failure Analysis with focus on reliability bad actors with travel to vendor shops and offshore facilities as required. Report findings and failure cause, while identifying remedial and preventative actions.
  • Collaborate with Technical Authorities to steward asset strategy for static equipment, pumps, combustion engines, and other mechanical equipment:
    • Develop and optimize maintenance strategies and routines for equipment groups/packages, examples include preventative, predictive, condition based maintenance, and evaluation of run to failure case.
    • Develop and optimize equipment repair and spare strategies as well as equipment standards based on value.
    • Develop and optimize reliability operating envelopes for equipment groups/packages, perform regular audits of envelopes, and seek out equipment/process optimization
  • Routinely monitor equipment health databases (i.e. Solar InSight, Bently Nevada System 1, Polaris Laboratories Fluid Analysis data, FLIR data, etc.)
  • Adhere to LEAN work management processes to ensure work flows are efficient and waste is eliminated (i.e. SAP Notifications, etc.) and prioritize customer engagement through focused GEMBA visits.




  • Targeting 10-15 years engineering experience supporting oil/gas production operations with heavy emphasis toward mechanical discipline
  • Experience leading reliability programs and projects
  • Working knowledge in system surveillance and condition monitoring of rotating equipment
  • Experience coordinating/collaborating with mechanical vendors
  • Experience applying statistical tools to data analysis to identify "Bad Actor" equipment (i.e.: Reliability Modeling, SAP, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), etc.)


Education, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Working knowledge and use of regulatory compliance and engineering standards (ASME B31.3 & Section VIII Div. 1, API 510/570/610/etc, ASTM, OSHA, CFR, BSEE)
  • Willing and able to travel to offshore locations (platforms) for onsite support, when and as needed.



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance


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: Catherine Denise Nichols | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26358