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Reliability Operator - Oil Gathering Job


Tioga, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Field/Plant Operations
Date:  Apr 30, 2021


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 Hess.com. 



As a member of a multidiscipline team, the Reliability Operator manages the delivery of production targets through competent operation and maintenance of oil and gas production sites. The Reliability Operator 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. The Reliability Operator also provides key oversight, operation, and troubleshooting using LEAN tools of storage tanks, piping, flares, etc. found on production sites. Applicant also must have mechanical skills required for minor equipment repair and computer skills for daily ticket input.  Assist Oil Dispatch with daily Oil hauling supervision and oil quality checks.



  • Relay operating/safety problems or concerns to supervisor
  • Perform preventative (Autonomous) maintenance on oil gathering equipment including Boost Pumps, transfer pump, valve sets, LACTs, Chemical Skids, and 3rd party LACTs
  • Daily operations also include pipeline pigging and oil sampling for VP Compliance
  • Perform minor repairs on failed operating equipment
  • Adhere to written operating procedures for shutdown and startup of equipment
  • Adhere to lockout/ tagout procedures in preparing equipment for maintenance work
  • Actively participate in various elements of process safety
  • Actively participate in tailgate safety meetings, JSA's and monthly safety meetings
  • Participate in emergency response activities as required
  • Participate in HazOp reviews as required
  • Daily review of Theta, XSPOC, and Iconics
  • Assist keeping well locations free of trash, weeds, and general clutter
  • Perform daily SPCC inspections and document results
  • Checking and performing Autonomous Maintenance on RTF pumps, seals, tank levels, making sure everything is running and operating properly, monitor alarms and levels throughout the day




  • 1+ year oilfield field experience required
  • 2+ years of Pipeline Operation/Reliability Operator preferred
  • Willing to accept responsibility and accountability with a positive attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of safety/environmental requirements and practices
  • Must be physically able to climb stairs, operate valves and pumps and perform maintenance work under air supplied breathing equipment
  • Must be willing to work night callouts, weekends and holidays according to the normal operating schedule
  • Proven safety experience/training regarding oil and gas operations including but not limited to, confined space, lock out tag out, H2S, personal protective equipment, etc
  • Must have valid driver’s license


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 2-year Associates of Science in Petroleum, Process or related degree preferred

Core Behaviors

  • Continuous Improvement – 10%
  • Process Execution – 60%
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making –25%
  • Leadership / Coaching – 5%

Work Environment

  • Field Time (“go see”, meetings/collaboration) – 90%
  • Desk Time (admin, data analysis, emails) – 10%


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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Heather Burke | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Tioga | | |  | | No | 25630