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Title:  Asphalt Loader

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Tulsa, OK, US, 74107

Basic Function

Holly Energy Partners located in Tulsa, OK is seeking an Asphalt Loader.  The Asphalt Loader executes the daily and weekly loading schedule. They must ensure we have product on test, ready to meet our customer’s needs and the product is loaded and shipped according to customer specifications.

Job Duties

  • Completes training topics (e.g. Product Blending Tank Farm, Diesel and Heavy Oils Railcar Loading) by reading documents, observing procedures, Active Learner Module and FOR School.
  • Prepares for emergency situations (e.g. tank overflow, underground pipe leak) by shutting down valves and pumps to stop all product flow, pumping product out of tanks, and notifying Lead Tech.
  • Prioritizes the blending and loading processes by using the "Daily Operating Instructions" (DOI) and/or daily loading schedules -reviewing categorized information (e.g. rundowns, blending requirements, loading comments).
  • Collects blend samples for testing (e.g. if gauge goes out or spec is "tight") by turning bleeder valves, or lowering containers into tanks, then properly tagging and sending to laboratory.
  • Checks product quality in rail car, truck, or tank by collecting lab samples using best practice sampling method, and visually looking for clarity and impurities.
  • Inspects equipment (e.g. pumps and tanks) by checking pressure gauges, oil levels, temperatures, and looking for leaks.
  • Inspects vehicle, prior to loading product, for cleanliness or damage, by observing for one wheel chocked, no leaks in body of trailer, ground cable secured, as per DOT HM126.
  • Checks lineups to verify correctness by walking and observing positions of valves, and verifying flow of product from and to destinations.
  • Loads tank cars and tank trucks with product (e.g. No. 2 Fuel Oil, Base Oils, Blended Oils, VTB, FLUX, Decant) by inserting loading arm or attaching hoses, then opens valves.
  • Monitors tank trucks for legal level (weight by using scales).
  • Secures domes and caps on tank cars by using hand tools (e.g. wrenches, pneumatic tools).
  • Provides an on-time switch list daily for the transportation department and switch crew by email.
  • Sets equipment controls to produce the required qualities and quantities of product by analyzing specifications, schedules, logs, test results, and laboratory recommendations.
  • Monitors progress of blending operations by recording temperatures and levels to insure correct amount of product is pumped.
  • Prepares line ups for pumping by identifying where product rundown is being saved, then calculating product blend amount to be pumped, and checking gauges to determine correct level.
  • Detects leaks by walking flow lines, making visual inspections of valves, and using gas monitor.
  • Prepares equipment for maintenance by following lockout tag out procedures (e.g. shutting down using power controls and breaker boxes, blocking lines, and isolating equipment).
  • Makes minor repairs (e.g. tightens packing, greases pump motors, fixes leaks) by using small hand tools such as wrenches, grease guns.
  • Reports all operational and equipment problems (e.g. seal leaking) to the supervisor for submitting a maintenance work request.


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


Minimum of two years of related mechanical, industrial, military, stationary equipment experience a plus

Education Level

A minimum of a High School degree or equivalent is required


Continued education in mechanical or chemical related discipline

Required Skills

Verbal/written communication, ability to work in various computer programs, mathematical & problem solving skills, ability to read & interpret various instructions, procedures, rules, and regulations. Communicate and cooperate in a "team" environment; Develop and maintain good work attitude/habits, Maintain composure during highly stressful/emergency situations; Ability to identify and correct process problems; Make fact-based decisions in a timely manner.

Work Conditions

Job conditions vary depending upon manpower and marketing needs within a refinery based industrial environment, work conditions include: indoor office environment, refinery based/industrial environment, controlled temperature environments, wet or humid conditions, all temperatures including outdoor inclement weather conditions, work near moving mechanical parts and rotating equipment, work in high and precarious places located up to 20-50 feet, dust, dirt, chemical and petroleum product exposures, work in confined spaces, noise and vibration exposure and exposure to electrical shock. Ability to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule and work overtime. Exposure to vibration, loud noises and risk of electrical shock.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require the ability to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, make visual inspection, make precise hand and finger movements, reaching or grasping, lifting or carrying 50 lbs, pushing or pulling 50 lbs, climbing in excess of 40 feet, reading/writing of both technical and nontechnical information sources, communicating verbally and visually, performing math calculations, operating motor vehicles, perceiving color differences, wearing personal protective equipment including flame retardant clothing and full face respirators, and strenuous physical activity.

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: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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