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Instrument Inspector

HF Sinclair

HF Sinclair

Anacortes, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Basic Function

HF Sinclair Puget Sound Refinery located in Anacortes, Washington is seeking an Instrument Inspector. This position is responsible for the delivery of instrument and control technical expertise to support refinery operations and maintenance activities. The Instrument Inspector provides instrument engineering and design support as well as troubleshooting and field assurance activities. May direct or lead the work of others and establish policy and practice. Acts as liaison with other departments within the refinery.

Job Duties

Delivers instrumentation technical expertise to support reliable refinery production and maintenance including, but not limited to:

  • Provides day to day instrument and control technical support to refinery Production Department as well as refinery I/E Department as required.
  • Inspects field construction/installation as needed for instrumentation assurance.
  • Provides support for specialized instrumentation systems including, but not limited to Honeywell DCS, PLC’s, Instrument Protective Functions, Compressor Controls Corporation, Bently Nevada Vibration Monitoring.
  • Performs plant instrument range changes including required MOC, ISU, Flowel updates and all associated documentation updates.
  • Provides technical expertise to support plant control valves and isolation valves (EIV/EDV/DP70) including, but not limited to valve/actuator selection, sizing, material selection, locating spare parts, and assisting refinery Production and I/E Departments with valve troubleshooting.
  • Responsible for developing instrument scope for TA and maintenance outages, providing QA on engineering packages and procured parts, field support during execution and documentation post event.
  • Provides design, material selection and procurement necessary to issue Engineering Specifications or Bill of Materials for expense category instrumentation projects.
  • Provides instrument and control technical support to refinery T/A Department as well as refinery I/E Department as required during refinery unit turnarounds.
  • Performs TOP/CR Level 1 and Level 2 Incident Investigations.
  • Responsible for supporting equipment care plans within MEC (RCM) – maintaining instrument specific PM procedures, applying PM plans for new equipment or projects, recommending and approving appropriate spare parts.
  • Special emphasis support may be required for Custody Transfer Meters program (calibration & certification and to analyzers.

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


Ten (10) years refinery or chemical plant experience in instrument and controls engineering and or I/E maintenance required.

Preferred Experience

Experience in a Supervisory role is preferred.

Education Level

A minimum of a Journeyman-level technical certification/degree in instrumentation or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience, is required.

Required Skills

Ability to lead and direct the work of other associates. Strong problem-solving skills required. Knowledge of DCS, PLC, and field instrumentation including, but not limited to; instrumentation required for pressure, temperature, flow, level and equipment monitoring controls. Familiar with instrument and controls related ISA, NEC, and NFPA70E guidelines. Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Must be able to work with all levels of the organization as well as equipment vendors and contractors. Computer program familiarity with MS Office suite.

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, and 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 varying road conditions. Extensive use of computers with business and engineering applications (Email, spreadsheet, CAD, engineering design programs, etc).

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

May be responsible for the supervision of contracted Inspectors and Technicians.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, talking or hearing, making visual inspection, 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 differences, ability to wear personal protective equipment (beards not permitted), 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, 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 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 $87,600.00, midpoint of $120,400.00, and maximum of $153,200.00.