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Logistics Specialist - I&E Craft Upstream Job


Tioga, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Field/Plant Operations
Date:  Jan 24, 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 


Roles & Responsibilities
The Craft Logistics Specialist is a subject matter expert experienced and knowledgeable in the maintenance of instrumentation and electrical (I&E) equipment.  This role is part of the Upstream Maintenance Execution team supporting continuous improvement in I&E equipment availability and productivity for the ND Upstream Asset (wells & pads). Working in a team environment, it carries responsibilities for implementing reliability best practices, developing maintenance tasks and repair scopes, and supporting maintenance activities in accordance with relevant site, company, and industry standards and procedures.  This role interacts closely with the Maintenance, Operations, Reliability Engineering, and Supply Chain functions in support of equipment maintenance planning, scheduling, coordination, execution, and continuous improvement.


The primary areas of focus for this role include:  

Operational Control
Supports safety culture including ensuring the embedment of Hess safety procedures, best practices, and standard work.  This includes but isn't limited to strong pre-job planning, recognition and management of hazards introduced from evolving job scopes, daily after-action reviews, strong safety meeting participation, recognition of positive safety behaviors, accident investigations, safety audits and related activities
Leverages technical expertise in support of the Reliability and Maintenance functions in areas such as:
Management of spare parts and bills of material
Work with planning for the development of detailed scopes of work and task lists for major repairs 
Support activities leading up to major maintenance events and provides assurance on the execution and quality of the I&E work performed
Supports company and contract instrument and electrical crafts personnel during repairs to ensure they have the information needed to complete work with a high degree of quality and precision
First responder that helps to identify and rectify equipment performance problems; works closely with reliability engineering team to solve issues real-tim  Monitors equipment repair for quality including, when needed, performing quality assurance on outside shop repairs
Drives scheduling of repairs through ownership of notification quality and required work scope
Provides assistance in the field during facility startups, shutdowns, or upsets
Ensures quality of as-found / as-left documentation and maintains quality of master data input to SAP 
Works closely with maintenance and reliability engineering teams to drive reliability improvement of assets, identification of current or future reliability bad actors, optimization of preventative and predictive maintenance plans, and overall technical oversight of equipment
Performs other duties related to this function to help ensure the ongoing reliability of I&E equipment


Continuous Improvement
Collaborates with other maintenance specialists, condition monitoring, reliability engineering, planning, and leadership to ensure proper priorities are placed on deficiencies and continuous learning/improvement process is fostered
Provide feedback to maintenance planning, scheduling, and supply chain to ensure continuous improvement with maintenance planning, scheduling, and execution processes and procedures
Demonstrates strong continuous improvement capabilities and/or ability to learn following skills:
Support standardized work development; continuously seek to make standardized work more efficient and safer while ensuring work quality
Lead structured problem solving using 5-Whys
Develop robust kaizen culture through empowering team members to look for ways to make their jobs easier
Leadership / People Development
Defines craft competency and training needs
Identifies, develops, and delivers routine technical training to maintenance and operations personnel
Develops mentor/coach relationships to ensure development of embedded and contractor support
Participates in the development of troubleshooting, repair, and inspection instructions for I&E equipment
Develop and maintain positive team member relations centered on mutual trust, dignity, respect, fairness, consistency, two-way communication, teamwork and harmony.


Core Behaviors
Demonstrates Leading at Hess Competencies including but not limited to:
Able to build and maintain a positive and safety-based team culture
Able to coach/mentor/develop team members including ability to respectfully hold personnel accountable for their daily duties and resolve conflict as it arises
Able to influence without authority across organizational boundaries
Able to lead change with various stakeholders
Able to set direction and lead a team to deliver results
Able to drive daily kaizen to address improvements/gaps identified through observation of work performance, work planning / scheduling feedback, and various team SQDC and/or YTT meetings
Able to build trusted partnerships with peers & strategic partners to allow for best practice sharing & strong teamwork
Able to teach individual contributors in fundamental skills and facilitate job instruction training


Work Environment    
Field based role (Tioga / Keene) 5/2 (9/80) work schedule.


8+ years refining, petrochemical, oil and gas industry experience or equivalent industry related experience such as energy, military maintenance, mining or other heavy manufacturing with troubleshooting and repair of electrical, instrumentation, and controls equipment such as motors, PLCs, motor control centers, UPS, and process instrumentation (transmitters, valves, controllers, etc.).
Basic proficiency in the following areas with the ability to develop into a subject matter expert in particular areas:
Knowledge of industry codes and standards (IEEE, ISA, NFPA, NEC, API)
Instrumentation and controls technology
Power distribution and controls
PLC maintenance, troubleshooting, and programming
Failure analysis
RCM based Predictive and Preventive Maintenance strategies
Strong knowledge of work management system, corrective/preventative maintenance planning, and equipment master data utilization
Strong knowledge of applicable EHS procedures/practices such as Permit to Work, Energy Isolation, Respiratory Protection, PPE, Emergency Response
Proficient computer skills / business system knowledge (SAP, Microsoft Suite)
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
Able to work in fast-paced, constantly changing production environment
Must be available outside normal working hours for technical support if needed
Strong organization, time management, prioritization and planning skills and able to manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines for self and team


High school diploma or equivalent required
Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred
Master electrician licensure preferred but not required


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: Derek Sutton | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Tioga | | |  | | No | 26545