Title:  Safety/Emergency Response Specialist

Date:  May 31, 2024

Anacortes, WA, US, 98221

Basic Function

HF Sinclair Puget Sound Refining, located in Anacortes, Washington is seeking a Safety/Emergency Response Specialist. The Safety/Emergency Response Specialist is responsible for driving the Organization’s Safety and Emergency Response culture, knowledge, compliance and assurance through knowledge of the work processes and implementation of the job duties below.

Job Duties

  • Serves as technical resource to supported departments regarding the Life Saving Principles, Plant Standing Instructions, Policies, Procedures, and Practices. 
  • Collaborates with Planners within supported departments to plan work in alignment with plant and regulatory requirements.
  • Works with Learning and Development to conduct effective training of supported departments.
  • Functions as Contract HSSE Lead for applicable contract and ensures direct orientation and onboarding is executed for contractors within supported departments. 
  • Promotes safety awareness and compliance for supported departments.
  • Reviews and approves Job Hazard Analyses.
  • Represents the Health and Safety organization on accident/incident investigations.
  • Conducts MOC reviews for supported departments.
  • Assists Team Leaders of supported departments with input incidents into Enablon for Incident reporting/tracking. These incidents include unsafe conditions, near misses, illnesses, and injuries.  Ensures transparent and accurate reporting. 
  • Performs safety review of Refinery Procedures for compliance with rules, standards, and policies.
  • Leads the assurance process for safety related Standing Instructions and Work Processes within supported departments. 
  • Collaborates with the USW Safety Representatives to address relevant Safety Concerns and communicate status to the relevant parties. 
  • Builds knowledge of applicable regulations including but not limited to OSHA 1904 and 1910 and the Washington Administrative Code – Title 296 Department of Labor and Industries.  Ensures area of responsibility is in regulatory compliance and leads or assists if gap closers are necessary. 
  • Develops Front Line Leaders into Safety Leaders.


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 10 years' experience in Plant Production, Maintenance Turnaround, Projects, Safety, or associated Technical Field.

Education Level

A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.



Bachelor’s degree in Health, Safety, and/or Emergency Response related field.

Specialized Emergency Response Training (i.e. Hazmat Technician (NFPA 472), Industrial Exterior Fire Brigade Training (NFPA 1081))

Professional Certification:  ASP/CSP, CIH

Required Skills

  • The Safety/ER Specialist must demonstrate the following skills: Collaborative behaviors, self-motivation, interpersonal, and open communication skills. Positive attitude and willingness to support the Health, Safety, and Emergency Response team. Demonstrate calmness and courage in emergency events. Knowledge of Life Saving Rules, HollyFrontier Group HSSE, Social Performance (SP), Control Framework, AMS, Code of Conduct, and Plant Standing Instructions with demonstrated ability to intervene as needed with this knowledge. Have regulatory knowledge of Safety and ER along with knowledge of policies, procedures, and practices. This position is expected to demonstrate a high level of honesty, integrity and follow the chain of command in the performance of their duties.
  • Safety/ER Specialists are expected to understand and comply with all requirements for ensuring their own safety and to be a role model for employees. This includes intervention when required with anyone at any level in the organization. They must help drive a culture of continuous improvement in personal safety and emergency response. Additionally, they are expected to ensure that safety requirements are clearly understood and followed throughout the organization.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

May direct or lead the work of others from time-to-time.

Work Conditions

Office based, field based and, with travel up to 30% of the time by land or air is required. Petroleum refinery, and out-of-door environments, including, but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks and rotating equipment, fumes or airborne particles and loud noises and vibrations. Required to work in all temperatures including outdoors and confined spaces. Subject to varying road and weather conditions.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand & finger movements, reaching and grasping, lifting and/or carrying up to 25 lbs., pushing and/or pulling up to 15 lbs. and climbing up to 50 ft., ability to wear personal protective equipment and strenuous physical activity.

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 $89,200.00 and maximum of $156,000.00.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett