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Engineer III Process

HF Sinclair

HF Sinclair

Anacortes, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Basic Function

HF Sinclair Puget Sound Refining located in Anacortes, Washington 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. Additionally, 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.

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.
  • Play an integral role in unit troubleshooting, taking the lead when necessary to facilitate problem resolution when a problem is encountered.
  • Identify opportunities to improve unit safety, environmental performance, reliability, and profitability and prioritize and develop these opportunities through site work process.
  • Participate as necessary in unit PHAs, Bow Ties, and Corrosion Control Document Reviews and lead specific Management of Change reviews.
  • Keep Tech and Ops Management apprised of problematic unit conditions and issues.
  • Utilize Risk-Based Decision-Making skills in prioritizing work and communicating incentives and constraints to Management and to the FST.
  • Maintain a Process Engineering Proactive Monitoring Workbook for each process area of responsibility and proactive monitoring of variables, trends, tools, and overall unit proactive monitoring plan to facilitate the performance of the Ensure Safe Production process.
  • Support training of operations on heat and material balances, control of separation processes, and other unit operations.
  • 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.

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 progressive work experience in a process engineering discipline. 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, Crude Distillation, Delayed Coking, Hydrotreating, FCC, Sulfur Conversion, 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 Chemical Engineering or a related Engineering discipline is required.

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.

Preferred Skills

  • Working knowledge of and experience with engineering software is preferred. Data historian browsers (e.g. PI Process-Book/Vision/Datalink/Asset Framework), and simulation tools (e.g. Aspen Hysys, UNISIM, ChemPro, ProMax).
  • Knowledge of utility systems (Water treatment, steam generation, and waste water treatment).
  • Awareness of Energy and CO2 reporting in a manufacturing facility.
  • Awareness of process control systems and theory.
  • Awareness of corrosion mechanisms as they apply to the processes being supported and of the materials, process controls and methods to mitigate those mechanisms.

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 HF Sinclair Corporation

HF Sinclair Corporation, 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 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 1,500 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 and also at its facility in Artesia, New Mexico. HF Sinclair provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminalling, storage and throughput services to its refineries and the petroleum industry.

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 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 $89,200.00 and maximum of $156,000.00.