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Engineer II Process

HF Sinclair

HF Sinclair

Anacortes, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Basic Function

HF Sinclair is seeking a Process Engineer. This position conducts engineering duties for the Process Engineering department in direct support to operations and long-term site strategies. This position identifies problems and solutions utilizing company work processes and with fellow production team members. The Process engineer functions as a technologist providing H&MB, Hydraulics, Catalyst, and other process technology specific insights.


The successful candidate will join the Puget Sound Refinery Process Engineering Team and will be assigned to either operations support area, or a role focused on advancing Energy, CO2, and Water strategies basis candidate experience and site need.

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (functions considered essential as defined by ADA)

  • Provide process engineering support to ensure safe, environmentally sound, reliable and profitable operation of the units to which they are assigned.
  • Be a proactive participant in the Field Support Team (FST), working closely with Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, and the other Engineering disciplines to ensure thorough and complete communication of process issues to the team.
  • Play an integral role in unit troubleshooting, taking the lead when necessary to facilitate problem resolution when the problem encountered is technical in nature and requires a Process Engineer's knowledge and expertise.
  • Identify opportunities to improve unit safety, environmental performance, reliability, and profitability and prioritize and develop these opportunities through site work process including project idea submittals.
  • Participate as necessary in unit PHAs, Bow Ties, and Corrosion Control Document Reviews and lead discipline specific Management of Change (MOC) reviews.
  • Keep Tech and Ops Management apprised of problematic unit conditions and issues as they arise.
  • Utilize Risk-Based Decision-Making skills in prioritizing work and communicating incentives and constraints to Management and to the FST.
  • Work closely and effectively with technology licensors and various discipline subject matter experts.
  • Maintain a Process Engineering Proactive Monitoring Workbook for each process area of responsibility.
  • Maintain proactive monitoring variables, trends, tools, and overall unit proactive monitoring plan to facilitate the performance of the Ensure Safe Production (ESP) process.
  • Spend appropriate time in the field in order to maintain a good awareness of operating issues and concerns.
  • Support training of operations on heat and material balances, control of separation processes, and other unit operations.
  • Be an active member in company technical networks for best practice sharing and implementation.
  • Participate in and/or Facilitate root cause investigations.
  • Expected to support abnormal situations and turnarounds which may require nights and extended durations within fatigue management plans for a 24x7 facility.
  • Take an active role in their own development plan and work towards continuous improvement both technically and professionally.

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


Two to nine years of progressive work experience in a process engineering field.  An understanding of basic refinery processes, utility systems and the elements of process safety


Preferred Experience

Refinery or petrochemical industry experience with direct support to operations. Some or all of Alky, Sulfur, FCC, CCR, Delayed Coking, hydrotreating, Utilities and Waste Water experience. Experience with Energy, CO2, and Water reduction initiatives is also desirable.

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline is required (Chemical Engineering Preferred). 

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of engineering concepts and ability to apply this knowledge analytically. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, strong verbal communication skills, and ability to simplify large amounts of data into compelling recommendations and visuals. 
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups throughout the refinery.
  • Strong interpersonal, time-management and organizational skills.
  • Strong spreadsheet and word processing applications knowledge.
  • Ability to teach and mentor to diverse groups on a variety of discipline topics. 
  • Knowledge of various process hazard analysis and root cause analysis methodologies.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

No direct supervision expected with this role. Ability to lead and influence others without formal authority is desired.

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.

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.


Salary Range:  The salary range includes the minimum, midpoint, and maximum base salary values.  A candidate's offer can vary depending on differentiating factors, including but not limited to education, training, or experience.

This position has a salary minimum of $71,400.00 and maximum of $124,800.00.