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Title:  Supervisor, Process Control Engineering

Date:  Aug 5, 2022

Anacortes, WA, US, 98221

Basic Function

HF Sinclair in Anacortes, WA is seeking a Supervisor, Process Control Engineering. The Supervisor, Process Control Engineer will oversees support of Process Controls functions for refinery operations.

Job Duties

  • Maintains ongoing awareness of the needs of the business for process control support in the “run and improve” arena.  Assists in communicating priorities and reporting progress of assignments to the department and refinery leadership
  • Works closely with team members and refinery leaders to establish and deliver on work commitments which advance the strategy and goals of Puget Sound Refinery, both short and long term
  • Maintains awareness of process control scope and engineering work performed by the process control group and provides regular updates to Department Manager and other stakeholders
  • Supervises a team of Process Control and Advanced Process Control Engineers, jointly establishing and progressing work delivery goals and career development goals with each team member
  • Manages vendor and contractor relationships as required
  • Works closely with the other supervisors within the PCIS department (instrumentation/automation, OT systems, and projects support) to assure seamless delivery of department technical strategy, company and industry engineering standards
  • Provides discipline technical assurance for all work within their scope, directly and through their reports, consistent with site assurance process.
  • Serves as Reviewer/Approver for Control Systems Discipline Management of Change activities
  • Enforces, Maintains and Develops policies and procedures for routine change within the Control Systems Discipline, including but not limited to Graphic updates, Loop Tuning, and Alarm Management
  • Oversees efforts of their team to monitor and assure process control performance, including such efforts as are required to provide for 24/7/365 production
  • Directly supports process control needs of refinery as required to accommodate team resource needs, including team member vacations, periods of increased load, etc.
  • Participates in shared off-hours on call rotation, providing direct support or coordinating response from the process control and other PCIS discipline spaces as needed.
  • 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 ten years engineering experience in a refinery or functionally similar environment is required, with a minimum of five years experience in control systems engineering.  Supervisory experience is not required but will be considered advantageous.

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution is required.

Required Skills

Ability to lead and direct the work of others – typically individual contributors. Working knowledge of commonly used engineering concepts and ability to apply this knowledge analytically and to stay abreast of new technology developments and processes is essential. Knowledge of Microsoft products and experience with engineering software. Advanced reading and writing skills, the ability to perform complex mathematical calculations, and the ability to communicate effectively with others, both written and verbally, are required.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

Responsible for the supervision of a team of technical professionals, currently numbering six. May be responsible for overseeing outside contract workers, vendors, and others on a temporary basis.

Work Conditions

Primarily office environment, with occasional field-based work and up to 20% travel by land and air required. Petroleum refinery, warehouse/plant environment, out-of-doors environment, including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating/mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, computer equipment, and working in confined spaces. Subject to all temperatures and varying weather conditions.  Work outside of traditional daytime/weekday schedule will be required during some periods.  Off-hours support on call will be required at times, and this may require reporting to the facility off hours.

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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