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Sr Electrician Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Field/Plant Operations
Date:  May 13, 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 


Position Summary


As a member of a multidiscipline team, the Senior Electrician operates and maintains the process and utilities systems in a safe and competent manner. The Senior Electrician is self-motivated, managed and engaged in the planning process. They demonstrate to peers and the Operations Lead ownership of the facility equipment and systems. The role assures minimum impact on the facility operations and demonstrates good environmental stewardship in order to assist with the delivery of production targets, and maintain compliance with Group Practice as defined in Hess Operational Excellence Expectations.



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



Roles & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding around Personal and Process Safety.
  • Strive every day to ensure any work undertaken personally or by co-workers is done with a driven purpose to eliminate or reduce risk from the workplace.
  • Ensure operations are completed in accordance with regulatory requirements, company controls and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the safe and efficient operations through competent operations and maintenance of process systems and associated equipment.
  • Maintain the capability to operate and maintain safety and control systems and equipment which includes:
  • Low Voltage Power Distribution Equipment (LV circuit equipment, motor controls, batteries, UPS, control systems cables and wiring).
  • High Voltage Power Distribution Equipment (HV circuit equipment, motor controls, control systems, cables and wiring).
  • Power Utilization Equipment (lighting, HVAC, medium/low voltage motors).
  • Electrical Protection Equipment (fuses, overload protection, relays, grounding).
  • Power Generation Equipment (generators, voltage regulators, power management equipment, synchronization equipment).
  • Rotating Equipment (AC motors).
  • Firefighting Equipment (lifeboat electrical components, emergency lighting, horns, call stations, strobes).


EHS & Regulatory Compliance


  • Comply with the Bureau Safety Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and United States
  • Coast Guard (USCG) regulations.
  • Demonstrate personal leadership in process and occupational safety at all times.
  • Review, understand and utilize the GoM Safe Practices Manual to identify the hazards risk assessment level:
  • Identify Sources of Energy and all hazards associated with them.
  • Understand how to identify hazard risk assessment levels.
  • Put controls in place to eliminate or mitigate the hazards associated with work tasks.
  • Ensure compliance with Hess Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) standards and practices as defined within the Hess EHS & SR Management System.
  • Understand and manage work related risk, in order to prevent accidents and harm to people, to reduce damage to the environment and protect the facility, achieve competitive performance.
  • Perform the duties of an Issuing Authority (IA) and/or Performing Authority (PA) in compliance with Hess Permit to Work system and according to competency level.


Production and Technical Integrity Performance


  • Day to day management of operational priorities, taking direct instruction from the
  • Production Team Leader on maintaining integrity of the facilities and production optimization.
  • Carry out maintenance activities as directed by the MSV.
  • Maintain main and auxiliary generation equipment, medium and low voltage distribution protective devices and transformers, plus all support equipment, heating, cooling and lighting systems, AC/DC motors and workshop tools.
  • Provide electrical input to projects and turnaround (TAR) preparation as required.
  • Ensure shift and crew-change handovers are recorded in the appropriate log and are clear, concise, accurate and in compliance with the Guidance on Shift Handovers.
  • Comply with WIN PCS as required, for all maintenance work prior to operation.
  • Discuss plant operation with functional support, as required, to highlight potential process safety issues.
  • Understand and comply with the Management of Change (MoC) process for all procedural, equipment or process changes as needed.



Operations Excellence


  • Actively participate in the Hess Lean Continuous Improvement (CI) process, striving to improve operating and run-time efficiency.
  • Participate in root-cause failure investigations as required to prevent re- occurrence and help identify “trigger events” as failure cause.
  • Ensure the technical integrity of electrical equipment and maintenance standards, recommending changes to the maintenance strategy, policy and procedures as required and in compliance with the Management of Change (MOC) process.
  • Fully engage and comply with the System Ownership plan.
  • Participate in root-cause failure investigations as required to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Inform supervisors of any maintenance activities that could potentially have a negative impact on production.
  • Be aware of, and challenge, all maintenance and consumable costs incurred within the operations team activities.
  • Actively engage in coaching and sharing of technical knowledge with team members.




  • Regularly review personal performance objectives and progress with your MSV.
  • Jointly agree upon personal performance objectives with the MSV and implement / maintain management and career development to improve and enhance contribution to the overall team and safety of the facility and operation.


Training and Competency


  • Become familiar with and demonstrate understanding of the Hess Competency
  • Management System for GoM. (Refer to the E&P Competence Assurance & Training
  • Standard as well as the GoM Technician Competency Matrix.)
  • Understand and comply with BSEE GoM regulatory requirements of Elements 6 & 7 as defined by Hess for competence requirements within this role/discipline.
  • Review competency profile for the role and training requirements, with agreement to work with qualified competency assessor(s) to determine capability measured against the Hess Standard for GoM.
  • Maintain ownership and tracking of personal training / learning and career development.


Emergency Response


  • Understand assignment and act as member of the emergency response team and comply with the responsibilities assigned as defined in the Emergency Response Plan (ERP).
  • Participate in emergency response exercises to ensure a full understanding and demonstrated capability of the ERP process and procedures.
  • Follow the orders of the Incident Commander in the event of any emergency onboard the facility.




  • Essential Requirements
    • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
    • Good teamwork and leadership skills
    • Independent/ autonomous, requiring little day-to-day guidance
    • Strong Knowledge of Industry Regulations Codes and Standards, including NFPA 70 National Electrical Code, API codes
    • 3-5 years’ experience in a Process related Industry
    • Experience with 480VAC Distribution Equipment including switchgear and Motor Control Centers
    • Experience with Rotating Electrical Equipment
    • Experience with DC Battery Systems
    • Understanding of Hazardous Areas Electrical Equipment and Protection techniques
    • Basic Electrical Theory


  • Desirable Requirements
    • Lock out Tag out systems for Electrical Isolation
    • Previous experience with Medium Voltage Equipment
    • Strong SAP-PM Experience
    • Strong PC application skills (esp. Excel, Word)
    • Strong planning, scheduling, and organization skills
    • Strong Knowledge of API 14F and API 500
    • Associates Degree Electrical highly desired



Leading at Hess 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

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26116