Mechanic Midstream - Rotating Equipment Technician Job


Keene, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Field/Plant Operations
Date:  Jan 27, 2024


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

This is a field mechanic role responsible for performing mechanic duties for rotating equipment maintenance within midstream gas compression / gathering assets. This includes working on various equipment types such as pumps, compressors, engines, motors, blower, and fans.  Responsibilities include interaction with technical specialists, engineering, planning, scheduling, and supply chain to support continuous improvement of equipment reliability and minimizing equipment downtime.

The primary responsibilities for these roles include:

  • Maintains and repairs: gas compressors, air compressors, pumps, IC engines, Condenser fans, gear boxes, electric motors, valves, and basic system controls.
  • Inspects equipment for signs of vibration damage, leaks, unusual noise, excessive wear, damage from foreign objects in fluid, and corrosion damage.
  • Completes preventative and predictive maintenance per PM schedule on: Gas compressors, air compressors, pumps, IC engines, fin fans, gear boxes, electric motors, valves, and basic system controls.
  • Troubleshoots performance issues on the following equipment: gas compressors, air compressors, pumps, Internal combustion engines, fin fans, gear boxes, electric motors, valves and basic control systems.
  • Maintains and inspects pumps, compressors, gas engines, electric drivers, and steam drivers.
  • Repairs and/or replaces compressor valves.
  • Completes alignment activities on pumps and compressors.
  • Replaces packing on positive displacement pumps.
  • Replaces lube oil and air filters.
  • Completes overhauls on equipment per manufacturer recommendations on hourly usage.
  • Completes pump repairs: replace mechanical seals, packing, seals, gaskets, bearings, inspection of vanes, alignment, and inspection of clearances.
  • Completes vibration monitoring of plant equipment, including compressors, pumps.
  • Completes bearing inspections, repair or replace valves and packing, and checking of alignment.
  • Completes lubrication sampling, analysis, and proper reporting to reliability program contacts.
  • Completes condenser fan inspections, inspecting/repairing/replacing fan bearings, vibration monitoring, and inspection of condition of belts.
  • Greases, inspects, and replaces bearings of electric motors.
  • Conducts and/or participates in defect elimination meetings.
  • Demonstrates basic computer skills including efficient management of email and calendars.
  • Demonstrates competency to read and interpret: P&IDs, PFDs, schematics, blueprints, an isometric drawing.
  • Skilled in gas processing, terminology, and concepts relevant to work activities (e.g., hydrostatic pressures, pressure ratings, torque).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of key process equipment operation, components, and related concepts.
  • Comprehensive understanding of valve and piping construction, pressure ratings, and piping specifications applicable to job role. Comprehensive knowledge of plant processes and terminology.
  • Skilled at executing safe work practices.
  • Skilled at coaching others on safe work activities during daily meetings and on location.
  • Demonstrates appropriate tool selection, use, and care.
  • Instructs others on correct tool selection, use, and care.
  • Demonstrates ability to set new equipment, including pumps, filters, filter housings, compressors, and process equipment.
  • Demonstrates ability to purge facility pipe, pumps, compressors, and other process equipment.
  • Demonstrates competency when installing and removing blinds.
  • Demonstrates competency to complete and submit all permits tied to work activities to the appropriate EHS representative.
  • Demonstrates competency to complete assigned work orders, including clear long text and TECO.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and skilled execution of mechanical work activities, including: “bolt-up” procedures, line of fire, and energy isolation. Document work order history to include all relevant documentation including as-found / as-left data.
  • Provide feedback to maintenance planning, scheduling, and supply chain to ensure continuous improvement with maintenance planning, scheduling, and execution processes and procedures.

Core Behaviors

  • Demonstrates strong continuous improvement capabilities and/or ability to learn.
  • Support standardized work development; continuously seek to make standardized work more efficient and safer while ensuring work quality.

Work Environment

  • Field based role (Keene) with 9/80 work schedule.


  • Perform millwright functions in inspection, repair, troubleshoot, overhaul, setting up, and maintaining equipment such as gas compressors, air compressors, pumps (centrifugal and positive displacement), natural gas engines, fin fans, gear boxes, electric motors, valves, and basic control systems.
  • Types of equipment include:
    • Pumps: (Goulds, Clyde Union, Viking, Moyno)
    • Positive Displacement Compressors: (Ariel, Dresser- Rand, Newmann and Esser, Howden, Sulliar, Frick)
    • Centrifugal Compressors: (Elliott, Solar, Atlas Copco, Quincy)
    • Natural Gas Engines: (Caterpillar, Waukesha)
  • Proficient use of precision machinist tools and able to operate a forklift, bridge crane, JLG, or other motorized equipment.
  • Strong SAP skills (e.g., able to plan work orders, search materials, review work schedules).
  • Able to work overtime and rotating call-out support.
  • Must be willing and able to work in North Dakota operations locations, both indoors and outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable EHS procedures/practices such as Permit to Work, Energy Isolation, Respiratory Protection, PPE, Emergency Response.
  • 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.


  • Industrial / Oilfield experience.
  • 3 + years of mechanical experience on reciprocating and centrifugal gas compressors, internal combustion engines and pumps.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Knowledge of safety requirements and practices.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates or technical degree preferred.


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 equal opportunity employer; we welcome diversity in all forms of expression and thought.

Posting Notes: Hina Patel | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Keene |  | No | 27031