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Title:  Environmental Specialist I

Date:  Dec 7, 2022

El Dorado, KS, US, 67042

Basic Function

HF Sinclair in El Dorado, KS is seeking an Environmental Specialist who conducts basic environmental assignments and duties for the Environmental Department under general supervision.

Job Duties

  • Ensures compliance with environmental regulations and permits for air quality, fuels, wastewater, hazardous waste/materials, solid waste, and drinking water systems/operations
  • Prepares periodic emission reports, summaries and compliance reports
  • Reviews daily emissions data
  • Oversees entry of pertinent records and documentation of excess emissions and related operating data
  • Performs technical/regulatory analysis, field sampling and testing, and report preparation
  • Prepares permit applications and liaises with regulatory agencies on non-compliance emissions and discharges
  • Interacts with and monitors contractors assisting with environmental compliance activities (such as leak detection monitoring and spill cleanup)
  • Assists refinery personnel with governmental regulations compliance
  • Oversees LDAR, BWON, and QQQ programs
  • Manage contractors executing compliance in the field


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


None required.



Experience in oil refining processes and five year's environmental compliance experience.

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in an environmental sciences or related field is required. In lieu of a degree equivalent years of experience is required.

Required Skills

Certification or the ability to obtain certification for DOT Hazmat Shipping, OSHA Hazmat, and Method 9 Opacity is required. Ability to understand and interpret environmental regulations. Understanding or capability to understand oil refining processes (process flow diagrams/mechanical flow sheets, chemical phase separations, and reactions). Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations advanced reading and writing skills, ability to effectively communicate with others, both written and verbal communication.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility


Work Conditions

Office based with frequent refinery visits, and with up to 30% travel by land or air required. Required to work in petroleum refinery environment, warehouse/plant environment, and out of doors environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressures vessels, tanks. Required to work in all temperatures including outdoors. 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, reaching or grasping, wearing personal protective equipment (beards not permitted).

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: Wichita

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