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Title:  Process Engineer - FCC/HF Alky

Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Location: 

El Dorado, KS, US, 67042

Basic Function

HollyFrontier Corporation in El Dorado, KS is seeking a Process Engineer who will conduct engineering duties and function as a technical specialist, supporting the FCC and HF Alky Units while formulating and developing advanced engineering concepts.

Job Duties

  • Provides discipline specific engineering assistance, direction and development assistance to colleagues
  • Solves technical problems related to projects and troubleshoots and updates report data for business unit(s)
  • Upgrades, designs, configures, maintains and monitors related equipment and performance
  • Analyzes related components and systems, processes and methods, and refinery processes and economics
  • Develops project scopes, budgets and AFEs for approval and ensures projects meet budget as well as refinery and OSHA standards
  • Ensures the maintenance and integrity of business unit(s) data
  • Optimizes business unit(s) and analyzes data to aid operations with decisions
  • Researches and stays abreast of assigned discipline subjects, innovations and leading edge developments
  • Develops systems to document and track the testing and assist in the maintenance of the various systems
  • Coordinate, facilitate and document Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), and participate in and facilitate incident investigations
  • Provide training on PHA and Incident Investigation facilitation and general training on Management Of Change (MOC), incident investigations, PHAs and Pre-start up Safety Reviews (PSSR)
  • Participate in, facilitate and support Process Safety related audits and Layers Of Protection Analysis (LOPA) reviews and assist in Process Safety action items solution development
  • Update the Refinery Risk Management Program (RMP) as needed
  • Design plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products
  • Conduct research to develop new and improved product manufacturing processes
  • Design and plan layout for product processes on a commercial scale
  • Determine most effective arrangement of operations
  • Implement processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most cost efficient manner
  • Investigate and resolve work-in-process problems
  • Recommend and implement improvements and/or modification in sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters
  • Review proposals of outside vendors regarding the purchase of new or modernization of existing processing equipment
  • Assist with clean fuel projects
  • Improve profitability of the refinery
  • Design and build plant additions and modifications
  • Act as a liaison between the company and county and state and/or other agencies

 

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

Experience

A minimum of five years of progressive work experience in a specific engineering discipline. A strong understanding of basic refinery processes and the elements.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

Professional Engineer registration is preferred. Refinery or petrochemical industry experience preferred. FCC and HF Alky units experience is preferred. 

 

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline is required.

Required Skills

Ability to manage a project is essential. Working knowledge of commonly used engineering concepts and ability to apply this knowledge analytically. Ability to stay abreast of new technology developments and processes is essential. Ability to communicate effectively with others, strong verbal communication skills, advanced level of reading and writing, ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations. Advanced ability to work effectively with multiple groups throughout the refinery. Strong spreadsheet and word processing applications knowledge; strong interpersonal, time-management and organizational skills; ability to provide training to multiple groups on a variety of applicable assigned discipline topics. Knowledge of various process hazard analysis and root cause analysis methodologies is required for Process Safety Engineering discipline.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Working knowledge of and experience with engineering software is preferred.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

May be responsible for the supervision of personnel as well as contractors.

Work Conditions

Office and plant based with up to 10% travel required. Subject to varying weather conditions and required to work in all temperatures, including outdoors.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs, climbing up to 200 ft, perceiving color differences, required to wear personal protective equipment as needed and a respirator in emergency situations (beards are not permitted), ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential, valid State driver's license and proof of insurance required.  Job conditions may require making precise hand and finger movements, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching or grasping, and working in confined spaces as 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 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.


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