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Process Specialist - Workover Engineering Job


Minot, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Field/Plant Operations
Date:  Mar 11, 2023


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 



This position will be for a Process Specialist in the Minot, ND office.



  • Monitors process metrics to drive stability; implements countermeasures and suggests improvements
  • Provides coaching / drives work accountability downward
  • Facilitation and/or heavy participation in risk assessment process
  • Leads and executes lean and continuous improvement (including EBS)
  • Responsible for rig supervisor (contractor) competency and skills (in collaboration with Competency Assurance and Training team)
  • Works with Reliability Engineering team to identify improvement opportunities
  • Represents the operation in RCAs
  • Responsible for Safety Quality Delivery Cost Morale (SQDCM). Develops and implements rig supervisor standard work
  • Establishes and manages priority for complex work and when competing priorities exist
  • Manages analytic model for rig scheduling
  • Accountable for daily cost review / budget burn rate monitoring
  • Engage contractor community to build trusted partnerships & sense of ownership
  • Facilitates contractor management, monitor contractor KPI’s and metrics and drive vendors for improvement opportunities
  • Manages Rig Forecast Model
  • Maintains Rig metrics through Spotfire (Wellview Query)
  • Maintains EBS Rig Backlog sheet
  • Wellview Bot Management




  • Industrial / oilfield experience
  • Knowledge of subsurface equipment; awareness of surface equipment
  • Formal understanding of LEAN principles and tools
  • Strong process flow (P&ID) knowledge; detailed understanding of operating procedures and standards
  • Detailed understanding of operating procedures and standards
  • Work / project coordination
  • Supervisory / leadership experience recommended
  • Highly Competent computer skills (Microsoft, SAP)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong analytical and technical skills with attention to detail and process improvements
  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision in a diverse, multidiscipline team environment
  • Spotfire experience recommended
  • Coding experience recommended
  • Reliability/Production engineering background


Education, Training & Certifications

  • Associates Degree Recommended


Core Behaviors

  • Continuous Improvement – 45%
  • Process Execution – 10%
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making – 30%
  • Leadership / Coaching – 15%


Work Environment

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



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 | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No | 26589