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Title:  Inspector IV

Date:  Mar 18, 2023

El Dorado, KS, US, 67042

Basic Function

HF Sinclair in El Dorado, KS is seeking an Inspector who conducts moderately complex inspection duties and assignments for the Inspection Department under minimal supervision. The Inspector acts as liaison with other departments within the refinery and may direct or lead the work of others from time-to-time.

Job Duties

  • Ensures and certifies integrity of equipment
  • Ensures company records comply with regulatory requirements
  • Provides suggestions and/or support to help the plant run more efficiently
  • Inspects equipment, which may include atmospheric storage tanks, pressure vessels, piping, boilers, heaters, and relief valves
  • Generates inspection memos, and may issue equipment deficiency reports and repair recommendations
  • Interprets inspection results; analyzes for trending; writes and prioritizes work for corrective action based on inspection results
  • Maintains a complete and historical database for equipment used, to determine corrosion rates, scope of inspections, and frequency modification
  • Approves work of Contracted Inspections and NDE services providers and hydrostatic testing
  • Acts as coordinator of contract labor and projects including turnaround support activities which may be specifically for tank work
  • Provides guidance to less experienced Inspectors
  • Maintains department equipment and instruments
  • Performs testing depending on location and level of training including NDE; formal testing such as UT, PT, MT, VT (as recognized by ASNT); hardness, PMI, and infrared thermography; under minimal supervision
  • Works on special emphasis projects as assigned, level of participation may vary
  • Ensures tank seal inspections and records as required by the EPA
  • Performs weld inspections
  • Performs infrared thermography of heaters and boilers
  • RBI - Establishes and updates inspection plans and runs criticalities for piping and equipment
  • Utilizes RBI to run reports to plan and prioritize work

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 five years of inspection experience in a related industry is required.

Education Level

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

Required Skills

Ability to lead and direct the work of other associates. Working knowledge of inspection methods and ability to apply this knowledge as it pertains to the company. A minimum of two of the following certifications: API 510, API 653, or API 570. AWS CWI; or special training in infrared camera operation and image evaluation, or certifications in API-653 Atmospheric Storage Tanks, and (Level 1 Infrared Thermography), Level II NDE certification, along with other specialty training 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, advanced reading and writing skills, with the ability to perform intermediate mathematical calculations.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

May lead the work of contractors.

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, 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 road conditions.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, reaching or grasping, lifting and/or carrying up to 40lbs, pushing and/or pulling up to 40lbs, climbing up to 180ft, perceiving color difference, ability to wear personal protective equipment (beards not permitted), and strenuous physical activity.

Our 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 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

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: Wichita

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