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Title:  Lab Technician

Date:  Jan 25, 2023

Anacortes, WA, US, 98221

Basic Function

HF Sinclair located in Anacortes, WA is seeking a Lab Technician. This position is responsible for finished product quality control and specification compliance testing. Manages and communicates test data, verifies test equipment, executes various proficiency sample testing programs, and conducts routine laboratory tasks under moderate supervision.  

Job Duties

  • Conducts routine product quality control and product or specification compliance testing
  • Enters and maintains lab results in proper databases and written records, and communicates results to assigned area’s management and other personnel to permit formulation adjustment where needed
  • Keeps work area clean and organized
  • Verifies and maintains testing instruments and ancillary test equipment
  • Executes assigned area’s required Health Safety & Environmental programs and initiatives as directed 
  • Conducts proficiency sample testing
  • Manages expendable laboratory supplies

May include some or all of the following:

  • Executes requirements of Quality Manual and related quality systems
  • Provide environmental regulatory and compliance support
  • Perform basic routine instrument maintenance and calibration
  • Runs SQC on test equipment, plot test results, report any out-of-control situations, and document action taken
  • Communicate with operations on off-spec results or atypical samples
  • Collects and distributes samples to customers and others


Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their supervisor, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion.


A minimum of six months of related material testing experience is required. One year of laboratory or equivalent work experience is preferred.

Education Level

A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required. A Bachelor’s or Associate's Degree in Chemistry or related field is preferred. 

Required Skills

Basic mechanical ability and understanding of operational principles of assigned area’s testing instruments. Basic ability to perform routine tests daily. Ability to effectively communication with others, both written and verbal communication, and organizational skills. Ability to complete all required classroom and CBT training. Depending on location, exhibit average or better Z-scores on proficiency testing programs, or ability to move drums of product and 150# gas cylinders. Depending on location, elementary algebra and proficiency with spreadsheet and word-processing software applications. Basic reading and writing skills, ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.


Preferred Skills:

Familiarity with laboratory methods and equipment for running tests such as D86 distillations, sulfur, pour, flash, color and API gravity (depending on location). Basic computer skills including knowledge of presentation and e-mail software applications.

Work Conditions

Office based with up to 10% travel by land and air required. Petroleum refinery, warehouse/plant environment, out-of-doors, and driver based environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, and rotating equipment. Subject to all temperatures, weather, and varying road conditions. May be required to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and a rotating schedule as required.

Our One HF Sinclair Culture:

At HF Sinclair, we are united through our One HF Sinclair Culture, which is underpinned by our five core values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Ownership and Inclusion. Developed to empower our people, our five core cultural values are at the heart of everything we do and extend to how we engage our stakeholders. These values influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.

We maintain a true Safety culture for our employees, communities, environments and customers. Our goal is to make sure everyone returns home safely each day. We have a long-standing commitment to Integrity and ethical behavior and do what is right for our employees, investors, communities and the environment. We encourage employees to Step Up and Stand Out by championing a culture of Teamwork and Ownership. We foster a culture of Inclusion by encouraging diversity of experiences, viewpoints and backgrounds. What makes each of us different, together makes us stronger.

About HF Sinclair Corporation

HF Sinclair Corporation ("HF Sinclair"), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent energy company that produces and markets high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel and other specialty products. HF Sinclair owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Washington and Utah and markets its refined products in 19 states principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. HF Sinclair supplies high quality fuels to more than 1,300 Sinclair branded stations and licenses the use of the Sinclair brand at more than 300 additional locations throughout the country. In addition, subsidiaries of HF Sinclair produce and market base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, and export products to more than 80 countries. Through its subsidiaries, HF Sinclair produces renewable diesel at two of its facilities in Wyoming. HF Sinclair also owns a 47% limited partner interest and a non-economic general partner interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership that provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminalling, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HF Sinclair subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HF Sinclair Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.


Salary Range:  The salary range includes the minimum, midpoint, and maximum base salary values.  A candidate's offer can vary depending on differentiating factors, including but not limited to education, training, or experience.

This position has a salary minimum of $66,830 and maximum of $85,400.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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