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Sr. Corrosion Control Specialist (Cathodic Protection) Job

Location: 

Tioga, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Facilities & Projects
Date:  May 12, 2022

ABOUT 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 Hess.com. 

 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Charged with the oversite and execution of the cathodic protection (CP) and corrosion control surveying program for Hess North Dakota Bakken pipelines and facilities.
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance within the CP and corrosion control program.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair of field equipment such as rectifiers, remote monitoring units, and other CP related equipment to meet operational needs in compliance with Hess and Regulatory requirements.
  • Performs surveys such as structure to soil potentials, soil resistivity, coupon tests, rectifier reads, and atmospheric corrosion surveys, and is responsible for the report generation specifically for PHMSA regulated lines.
  • Ensures proper document retention and ensure all project and survey data, records, and reports are inputted into the Pipeline Compliance Software (PCS) and Hess’ Integrity SharePoint.
  • Reviews corrosion data and makes recommendations to CP Engineer and MR&I Integrity Engineering Lead to correct deficiencies. At times, the Senior Corrosion Technician will also be responsible for coordination or execution of corrective actions needed that were identified from surveys by developing specific technical scopes.
  • Coordinates and inspects the efforts of 3rd party contractors performing corrosion and specialty surveys.
  • Maintains key dashboards and metrics to support safety, quality, delivery, and cost visibility as part of an operational control process.
  • Charged with providing leadership in coaching, training, and supporting CP contractors and other CP Technicians to perform their roles within Safety, Quality, and Productivity standards. 
  • Responsible for field and desktop audits around Quality Control, Regulatory and Hess Standard Compliance, and EHS expectations.
  • Responsible for Quality Control and execution of CP and coating surveys (CIS, ACVG, DCVG).
  • Responsible for execution or coordination of atmospheric coatings inspection and remediation projects, and responsible for report generation for exposed pipe inspections, specifically for PHMSA regulated lines.
  • Ensures contractors are qualified to perform Covered Tasks.
  • Keep informed of new developments and requirements affecting Hess for the purpose of recommending changes in process.
  • Responsible for providing project team and CP Engineer support on CP requirements (example, new sacrificial anode system, new ICCP system, connecting to existing CP systems, etc.).
  • With support of the Integrity Team Lead and the CP Engineer, develop and achieve the MR&I Corrosion budget and schedule.
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving contractor invoices.
  • Recognizes operating deviations and abnormal operating conditions, makes notifications, and takes appropriate corrective actions.
  • Uses technical resources and tools (Alegro Field Data PC, Fluke Digital Multimeters, Coating Holiday Detector, RFIT) to perform assigned work.

 

Team Development

  • Prepare and update Corrosion Control Standard Operating Procedures and Corrosion Control Guidelines to support program and team development.
  • Provide direction to contract team members emphasizing quality, efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, environment/health/safety, and morale.
  • Develop and maintain positive team member relations centered on mutual trust, dignity, respect, fairness, consistency, two-way communication, teamwork, and harmony.

 

Core Behaviors     

  • Strong Lean knowledge and/or demonstrates ability to learn following skills:
    • Teach/coach:  5-Whys, Mistake Proofing, 5S
    • Lead/facilitate: Standard Work Instruction, Structured Problem Solving (A3), Leader Standard Work, Spaghetti Diagrams, Swim Lane Mapping, Dashboards and Operating Rhythm, and Conditions of Satisfaction
    • Participate/use: Rapid Improvement Events, Value Stream Mapping, Business Planning A3
  • Demonstrates Leading at Hess Competencies including but not limited to:
    • Able to influence without authority across organizational boundaries
    • Able to lead change with various stakeholders
    • Able to lead 3rd party contractors to deliver results

               Work Environment   

  • Role in Tioga, ND on a 9/80 work schedule with field visits as needed
  • Field Time (“go see”, meetings/collaboration) – 75%
  • Desk Time (admin, invoices, data analysis, emails) – 25%

E             Experience/Skills        

  • 10+ years oil and gas industry experience or equivalent industry related experience in cathodic protection and corrosion control
  • Working knowledge of PHMSA 49 CFR 195 and 49 CFR 192 as it pertains to external corrosion control requirements
  • Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office, SAP, and Pipeline Compliance Software (PCS)
  • 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

Ed          Education/Training     

  • High School Diploma
  • NACE CP3 – Cathodic Protection Technologist or NACE CP4 – Cathodic Protection Specialist certification
  • Preferred: Engineering or technical degree

 

Competencies

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


Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| North Dakota | Tioga | | |  | | No | 25891