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Title:  Pressure Equipment Integrity (PEI) Engineer

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Anacortes, WA, US, 98221

Basic Function

HF Sinclair in Anacortes, WA is seeking a Pressure Equipment Integrity (PEI) Engineer.  This position conducts engineering assignments for the Engineering Department, working independently and acting as resource and lead position for less experienced personnel. 

Job Duties


  • Reviewing the design requirements and specifications for all vessel & piping repairs in accordance with applicable codes & standards
  • Calculating renewal thicknesses for equipment or equipment components on an as-needed basis. 
  • Assisting in the evaluation of remaining life when requested.
  • Reviews and approves temporary repairs in accordance with ASME PCC-2 and other standards
  • Conducting and/or over viewing pressure vessel re-rates in accordance with the applicable code of construction and jurisdictional requirements.
  • Conducting and/or over viewing vessel alterations to ensure that they are performed in accordance with the NBIC and/or API 510 and PEI standards. 
  • Performing stress analyses on piping and pressure equipment on an as-needed basis and documenting the analyses.
  • Performing calculations on an as-needed basis to verify compliance of vessels without Code papers or a Code stamp with the ASME Code as allowed by the jurisdiction.
  • Performing/reviewing advanced assessments of pressure equipment and piping for Fitness for Service in accordance with API 579.
  • Participating, as needed, in leak meetings, as described in Standing Instruction PSIF008.
  • Provides technical assurance for hot taps and may lead hot tap package development.
  • Participates in safety, design, and operability reviews for new projects that affect Pressure Equipment.
  • Pressure relief valve oversight responsibilities per PSIF006.
  • Reviewing project additions, unit modifications, and process changes to ensure integrity of pressure-retaining equipment.
  • Approving the purchase of new relief devices, including rupture disks.
  • Reviewing and approving proposals to change PRV settings; providing the PRV Shop with instructions for making changes to PRVs.
  • Maintaining the PRV repair “VR” QA/QC manual.
  • Keeping abreast of problems experienced in industry. Working with the PEI manager, as necessary, to define action plans.
  • The location focal point for the interpretation of codes and company standards related to pressure-retaining equipment. Provides feedback to HF Sinclair corporate where revisions to DEPs are needed. 
  • Provide engineering support to turnaround planning, execution, and post-turnaround startup.
  • Provide bolting, gasket, and flange specifications.
  • May act as a mentor to other engineers, depending on experience level
  • Tracks performance measures and recommends parameters to ensure integrity of pressure-retaining equipment
  • Support and optimize refinery operations or maintenance activities with troubleshooting skills
  • Provides mechanical review for all new, existing, and revamped equipment and facilities to ensure consistency with applicable design standards such as API, ASME, NFPA, ANSI, OSHA, etc.
  • Startup assistance as needed after turnarounds or outages
  • Investigate and resolve work-in-process problems within area of expertise.
  • Recommends and implement improvements and/or modification in sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters
  • Reviews proposals of outside vendors regarding the purchase of new or modernization of existing processing equipment
  • 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 five years of progressive work experience in mechanical engineering related to refinery pressure-containing equipment design, inspection and repair.


Preferred Experience

Refinery or petrochemical industry experience, engineering software experience such as PV Elite, Compress, or Caesar II. Knowledge of NBIC R-stamp and VR-stamp programs.

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering discipline is required.

Required Skills

Technical expert in area of specialty. Advanced ability to stay abreast of new technology developments and processes and apply knowledge analytically. Strong knowledge of Microsoft products and commonly used engineering concepts and experience with engineering software. Familiarity with standards and practices of the specific discipline. Ability to effectively communicate with others, both written and verbal communication, advanced reading and writing skills, with the ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

No supervisory responsibilities.

Work Conditions

Office and plant based with up to 5% travel by land and air required. Petroleum refinery, warehouse/plant environment, and out-of-doors environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment, wet and/or oil contaminated conditions, at both below grade and elevated positions, and working in confined spaces. Subject to all temperatures, weather and varying road conditions. Assigned on-call duty 4-5 times a year.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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