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Title:  Inspector IV

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Artesia, NM, US, 88210

Basic Function

HollyFrontier in Artesia, NM is seeking an Inspector.  This position leads and conducts advanced inspection duties and assignments for the Inspection Department under minimal supervision. May direct or lead the work of others and establish policy and practice. Acts as liaison with other departments within the refinery.

Job Duties

  • Ensures mechanical integrity of refinery equipment: performs pressure vessel, piping, boiler, storage tank, and relief device inspections
  • Ensures company records comply with regulatory requirements and may certify equipment integrity
  • Maintains historical database for equipment used, to determine corrosion rates, scope of inspections, and frequency modification
  • Interprets inspection results and analyzes for trending; based on inspection results, writes and prioritizes work for corrective action
  • Oversees quality assurance program implementation for new construction and repairs or alterations
  • Coordinates Turnaround Support activities and turnarounds for new construction
  • Provides guidance to less experienced Inspectors
  • Approves work of Contracted Inspections and NDE services providers and pneumatic and hydrostatic testing
  • May make isometric sketch changes for new installation
  • Issues Equipment Deficiencies and non-conformance reports; may track overdue Inspection Work Requests and/or issue repair recommendations
  • Develops inspection plans and develops and reviews inspection department procedures
  • Stands in for Inspection Manager during absence; participates in budgeting process

May also perform other duties, including:

  • Monitors mechanics of piping and piping replacements
  • Performs weld inspections
  • Participates in vendor surveillance and selection activities, coordinate and administer contracts and develop intensive inspection plans using specialized NDE services

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 of on-the-job experience is required which may include significant time spent as an NDE Technician, Inspector, or in Maintenance. Experience should include aspects of design, construction, repairs, inspection, or operations of pressure vessels, piping, tanks, and a working familiarity with welding processes.


Preferred Experience:

Experience in a Supervisory role is preferred.

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience, is required.

Required Skills

Ability to lead and direct the work of other associates. Advanced knowledge of inspection methods and ability to apply this knowledge as it pertains to the company. Certifications in API-510, API-570, API-653, AWS CWI and ASNT SNT-TC-1A Level II in RT, UT, MT, PT, VT may be required depending on location. Computer program familiarity with MS Office suite and data management programs in use within Inspection Department. Ability to effectively communicate with others, both written and verbal communication, advanced reading and writing skills, and with the ability to perform intermediate mathematical calculations.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

May be responsible for the supervision of contracted Inspectors and Technicians.

Work Conditions

Office and field based with up to 5% travel by land and air required. Petroleum refinery, warehouse/plant environment, out-of-doors environment, and driver based environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment, exposure to the risk of electrical shock, and working in confined spaces. Subject to all temperatures, weather, and varying road conditions.

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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