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Title:  Electrician

Date:  Nov 26, 2022

Artesia, NM, US, 88210

Basic Function

HF Sinclair in Artesia, NM is seeking an Electrician.  This position primary duties include: troubleshooting, testing, and repairing of existing installations; maintaining AC motor switch gear and control systems; installing electrical conduit and components in compliance with the latest edition of the NEC.

Job Duties

  • Troubleshoot, repair or replace medium voltage (Ex. 480V and 4160V) lighting systems.
  • Evaluate the condition of motor windings using test equipment (Ex. Baker Motor Tester)
  • Test dielectric properties of a new barrel of transformer / starter oil is within specification
  • Test phasing and voltage on power feeders, starters, and substations using 12,000-V Hot Sticks and other methods
  • Test and troubleshoot problems on UPS system and repair or replace bad parts
  • Test and troubleshoot electrical problems using appropriate test equipment and repair or replace bad cables, insulators, defective boards in control panel during schedule or unscheduled plant shutdown
  • Test and perform preventive maintenance on 480V and 4160V motor starters and replace defective parts as needed including bearing replacement
  • Block out and disconnect motor for maintenance repair and reconnect and unblock motor upon completion of maintenance
  • Perform substation switching, pole switching, etc., per procedures as directed by supervisor
  • Run conduit and install conduit supports per Engineering Drawings using NEC Electrical Standards
  • Troubleshoot and repair or replace bulbs, ballasts, and electrical fixtures. Retro fit light fixtures to LED. Work at heights up to 300’
  • Operate test equipment and interpret test results in order to troubleshoot equipment, verify proper electrical connection, and / or provide requested data
  • Use conduit equipment to cut, ream, thread and bend conduit
  • Troubleshoot induction motor problems
  • Locate, select, retrieve correct basic electrical parts in the shop area
  • Perform various safety procedures including communicating any unsafe conditions and ensure all work and operations are performed in accordance with safety policies and procedures, and participate in monthly safety walk through audit
  • Maintain electrical shop work area clean and organized. 
  • Maintain vehicle transportation clean and well maintained per manufacture recommendations. Maintain tools organized and in good working condition.
  • Willingness to work extended hours outside of routine schedule; including weekends, holidays, etc.
  • Willingness to travel to our Lovington site for various electrical work.
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code and Grounding requirements
  • Control circuit trouble-shooting – various low voltages up to 480v.
  • Infrared / thermography electrical switch gear and power line preventive maintenance
  • Vibration analysis on rotating equipment may be required
  • Laser alignment of rotating equipment
  • Read and create wire diagram and schematics
  • May lead contract electricians and helpers


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


Three or more years of on-the-job experience required

Education Level

A minimum of a High School degree or equivalent is required and New Mexico Journeyman’s license.

Required Skills

Good verbal/written communication, computer literate, good mathematical & problem solving skills, ability to read & interpret various instructions, procedures, rules, and regulations. Must have the ability to enter manways on towers, work in high places, and around high temperatures. Perform work of consistent quality and visual acuity (including color, depth perception, and field of vision). Team player, self starter, independent worker, good time management and analytical skills and priority setting ability.

Work Conditions

Field based

Physical Requirements

Must be flexible to changing schedule. Must be willing to work overtime as needed. Able to work rotating 12-hour shift schedules. Able to work in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to grip, hold, operate various power tools and make precise hand and finger movements. Able to lift up to 50 pounds. Able to lift, carry, climb, walk, stand, stoop, kneel, push, reach, climb stairs and ladders and have a sense of balance. Able to hear alarms, emergency horns and make visual inspections. Able to wear and utilize negative and positive pressure breathing apparatus.

Our One HFC Culture:

At HollyFrontier, we are united through our One HFC 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 HollyFrontier Corporation

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. In addition, HollyFrontier produces base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands, and exports products to more than 80 countries. HollyFrontier also owns a 57% 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, terminal line, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HollyFrontier 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: Albuquerque

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