Hess Services of Hays is in the process of hiring 50 new employees to add a night shift at the company.
Allyssa Kraich, Hess director of human resources, said the company has seen an increase in business and needs the extra shift to meet the demand.
Some of the new positions have already been filled. Hess currently has 285 employees.
Hess Services designs, fabricates, repairs, grit blasts and paints oilfield and industrial equipment. This equipment includes storage tanks, pressure vessels, piping truck mounted service rigs, well servicing rigs and drilling rigs. The company services multiple business segments including: blasting, painting, trucking, crane and rigging service, welding and fabrication, engineering, quality control, sales, fiberglass tank manufacturing and machining.
Hess hopes to have the new night shift up and running by mid-January, Kraich said.
Kraich said two of the most difficult positions to fill at this point have been drivers and welders. A complete list of openings can be found on the Hess Services website. Go to the Career tab. Kraich said applicants can apply using the online application link. Applications can also be dropped off in person at Hess’ south location at 2670 E. Ninth, Hays.