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Sr Specialist Technical Reliability Job

Date: Jun 28, 2019

Location: Tioga, North Dakota, US

Company: Hess Corporation


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 


  • Main focus will be on Managing Relief Device testing schedules and testing documentation throughout North Dakota (ND) within Plant Condition Monitoring Software (PCMS) as well as PCMS database management for the Mechanical Integrity program.  Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensure monthly KPI reviews.
  • Monitor testing intervals in accordance with industry standards, current regulations, as well as Hess Standards for all Relief Device throughout ND’s midstream and upstream assets.
  • Front line accountability for Relief Device testing and inspection compliance (PSM, DOT, etc.).
  • Provide guidance on Relief Devices testing requirements throughout the asset.
  • When Relief Devices are suspected to be problematic, conduct root cause analysis (RCA) according to business rules, and confirm implementation and effectiveness of countermeasures.
  • Provide input and advice for Management of Changes when Relief Devices are involved.
  • Provide leadership and/or guidance as required to deliver major interventions and countermeasures for non-routine, reactive activities.  Liaise with Production Engineering, Process Engineering, Integrity Engineering, Reliability Engineering, and Reliability Operators to ensure alignment with affected systems.
  • When there are PCMS inspection or testing schedule changes, advise on yearly and monthly budgets. 
  • Provide 'boots on the ground' support when needed to gather failure data and ensure appropriate countermeasures are taken.
  • Review/approve Relief Device testing reports provided by contract inspectors or testing companies.
  • Redirect contract inspectors/testers as required for additional data capture.
  • Audit contract testing crews for safety, quality, and delivery as needed.
  • Audit contract testing crews’ certifications and document qualifications.
  • Manage all PCMS data and ensure alignment between SAP and PCMS. PCMS data to be managed is inclusive of the risk based inspection program that is underway at the Tioga Gas Plant. Support any needed PCMS master data corrective work that is required.
  • Support the Integrity Engineering Team through PCMS queries for MI equipment testing and inspection schedules as needed.
  • Support the Integrity Engineering Team’s KPI updates and tracking as well as support preparations needed for the VP Quarterly Integrity Reviews.
  • Help develop PM plans, SWIs, Repairs and Spares strategies, etc. for Relief Devices



  • Excellent knowledge of PCMS Software
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the inspection and repair practices for pressure-relieving devices commonly used in the oil and petrochemical industries
  • Working knowledge of API 576, 520, 510, 521, 526, 527, NBIC, ASME Sec VIII, and ASME Sec I as it pertains to Relief Devices
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, 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
  • Ability to manage activities for multiple projects in parallel while effectively managing time and resources required



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, data analytics, or computer science-related is preferred


Core Behaviors              

  • Continuous Improvement – 25%
  • Process Execution – 40%
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making – 25%
  • Leadership / Coaching – 10%


Work Environment            

  • Field Time (“go see”, meetings/collaboration) – 20%
  • Desk Time (PCMS documentation management, invoices, data analysis, emails) – 80%

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: Brad Janik | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| North Dakota | Tioga | | |  | | No | 25068