Production Supervisor (GoM Offshore – Rotator) Job@Hess

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Job Description:


  • Ensure facility is operated within all applicable government regulations, Hess EH&S standards, and procedures by performing routine worksite visits
  • Understand Stop Work Authority (SWA) and Ultimate Work Authority (UWA) per the GOM Operational Management System Manual, proactively using SWA when necessary
  • Manage control of work activities for both Maintenance core team and service contractors working for the Maintenance team, which includes:
    • Perform the Permit Verifier role within the electronic Permit to Work system
    • Perform the Isolation Authority role within the electronic Permit to Work system
    • Ensure quality Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) are in place for permits issued by the Operations team
    • Issue and control the Equipment Owner Lock (EOL) cabinet
  • Ensure API RP 14C regulatory testing is completed within required frequencies
  • Promote the Safety Observation Card (SOC) and Leadership Site Visits (LSV) programs by completing
  • Lead EH&S discussions by routinely presenting topics during weekly safety meetings
  • Responsible for Operations aspects of the regulatory database, as appropriate
  • Ensures the regulatory database is audited regularly to satisfy all regulatory requirements
  • Ensure changes to plant, equipment or organization are subject to the appropriate level of Management of Change (MOC)
  • Participate in emergency response activities as a member of the Emergency Response Team


  • Set daily priorities for Operations team to achieve short and long-term objectives
  • Comply with all requirements in the Hess Operational Management System (HOMS) documents
  • Comply with the Hess Work Management process in SAP
  • Responsible for schedule compliance, schedule variance, schedule capacity loading, and break-ins for the Operations Work Center
  • Responsible for technically completing all Operations work orders, ensuring the work order has been closed out correctly
  • Manage and execute Operations-related Performance Standard Tests
  • Assure that the Autonomous Maintenance inspections are executed by the Operations team, recognizing achievements and progress, removing barriers, and identifying training needs
  • Reduce unplanned losses and equipment failures by assuring Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA’s) are conducted and participated in when necessary
  • Lead and participate in operating rhythm meetings as designated by the agreed Terms of Reference (TOR), including pre-meeting preparation to drive value in meeting discussion
  • Assist in long-term planning of Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STO)
  • Escalate quality issues to the appropriate MR&I Craft Specialist for assistance, including any required support from 3rd party vendors or suppliers
  • Ensure operational procedures are followed, actively reviewed, red-lined and updated in a timely manner
  • Actively demonstrate and support a strong Lean culture of continuous improvement to drive performance to new levels by:
    • Eliminating waste to improve safety, quality, and delivery
    • Implementing and sustaining standard processes (e.g., work instructions, 5S organization, swimlane mapping, etc.)
    • Performing structured problem-solving (e.g., 5-Whys, Problem-Solving A3s, etc.)
    • Developing and applying visual control dashboards with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Assuring common improvement opportunities are implemented consistently within the platform and across the crews


  • Monitor daily production to ensure wells are managed according to Well Management Guidelines (WMGs) and deviations to the Integrated Capacity (IC) are actively investigated, and corrective action implemented
  • Maintain strong relationship and communication with marketing and commercial stakeholders, including:
    • Support the weekly guidance issued by the Onshore Asset Engineer
    • Provide timely and accurate reporting to stakeholders (marketing, pipeline, terminal) of off-spec commodity (oil, gas) quality issues (BS&W, MeOH, water content, etc.) or unplanned shutdowns / deferrals
  • Ensure production equipment (subsea, topsides) are managed in accordance to approved operating envelopes (Safety / Integrity / Regulatory, Operational, Flow Assurance, Marketing, Commercial) and deviations are investigated, and corrective actions implemented
  • Ensure chemical rates are optimized and on-target
  • Ensure the Daily Production Report (DPR) is accurate and distributed daily as per standards
  • Identify opportunities to improve operations execution and equipment reliability, takes the lead in addressing these opportunities or by engaging the right resources
  • Manage and coach Operators with daily work activities to improve safety, quality, delivery, and cost
  • Troubleshoot equipment failures to prevent recurrence
  • Manage equipment swaps to ensure redundant equipment is being properly cycled, escalate to the appropriate Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) if unable to perform in accordance with standards Cost
  • Develop annual Operations budget and perform monthly forecasting, including:
    • Topsides and subsea chemicals
    • Static production equipment, as applicable
  • Approve Operations invoices, ensuring costs are accurate


  • Jointly agree and review personal performance objectives with the OIM
  • Assure the establishment of the direct reports’ annual objectives and holding regular performance feedback sessions, with a recorded mid-year, and a year-end Performance Management Plan (PMP) appraisal
  • Verify and support the follow-up of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) in Career Manager
  • Provide input for contractor year-end reviews
  • Approve timesheets for hourly core crew employees and contractors
  • Annually identify developmental training for Operations team members
  • Ensure Operations team members are up to date with company and regulatory required training
  • Ensure Operations team is continually working towards 100% competency compliance
  • Provide direct supervision, mentoring and development of all Hess Operators and oversight to contractor Operations personnel


Knowledge and Skills

  • EHS safety process system experience (Permit to work, risk assessment, hazardous operations [HAZOP], hazardous identification [HAZID] and Pre-Startup Safety and Environmental Review [PSSER])
  • Advanced knowledge of process safety and barrier models such as the bow tie diagram and swiss cheese model
  • Integrity and risk-based inspection program awareness is desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a diverse, multidiscipline, team-oriented environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership, coaching and influencing skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of Industry codes, regulations, and best practices
  • Fundamental knowledge of principles of financial budgeting and capital management
  • Knowledge and experience in Lean principles, behaviors, and tools
  • Strong knowledge in flow assurance and production operations


  • 10+ years industry experience
  • 5+ years in a supervisory position desirable
  • Experience working offshore deepwater desirable
  • Experience with subsea wells and flow assurance desirable

Education, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, minimum requirement is High School diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Obtaining and maintaining Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)
  • Obtaining and maintaining Production Safety Systems training (T-2)
  • Obtaining and maintaining Managing Major Emergencies (MEM)


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. The individual is expected to demonstrate these Hess behaviors to be considered an effective performer.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Develops Talent

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Onsite

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