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Reliability Engineer

HF Sinclair

HF Sinclair

Software Engineering
Anacortes, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Basic Function

HF Sinclair Puget Sound Refining, located in Anacortes, Washington is seeking a Reliability Engineer. The Reliability Engineer is responsible to maximize site reliability through the use of technology and application of engineering fundamentals.

The Reliability Engineer leads interdisciplinary teams to proactively devise and implement sustainable, systemic solutions for operational and technical issues. The Reliability Engineer works closely with individuals from all engineering disciplines, crafts, and operators in order to lead sustainable & proactive defect elimination.

Job Duties

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

  • Uses common engineering concepts in a particular field to perform projects, and assignments for the engineering department and exercises judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Resolves a variety of complex problems, (i.e. conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, difficult coordination requirements), and solves technical problems related to projects, troubleshoots and updates report data for business unit(s) depending on assignment
  • The Reliability & Data Engineer has Responsibility, Accountability and Authority to:
    • Facilitate the Manage Risk work process to assure the identification, prioritization, and mitigation of reliability threats & events.
    • Lead the Reliability Centered Maintenance work process to assure that we are maintaining our assets and reducing our overall risk.
    • Automate and analyze refinery reliability performance data and reliability metric data. for Reliability Steering Team, Production Teams and off-site reporting.
    • Serve as the Area Focal Point and Facilitator for Production Teams.
    • Support the Operator Task Management and IntelaTrac system to improve site reliability performance.
    • Drive site to proactive approach on defect elimination and latent threat identification.
    • Drives the high reliability organization principles at the site with balance of effort on people, processes, and technology.
  • Facilitate and maintain the 10-Year Capital and Expense Maintenance Plans for Production Teams and facilitate Enhanced Problem Solving Teams using Causal Learning Skills
  • Develop project scopes, budgets and AFE’s for approval and ensure projects meet budget as well as refinery and OSHA standards
  • Optimize business unit(s) and analyze data to aid operations with decisions, ensuring maintenance and integrity of business unit(s) data

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 4 years of progressive work experience in engineering disciplines is required.


Professional Engineer registration is preferred. Refinery or petrochemical industry experience preferred. Some or all of FCC, CCR, Alky, Sulfur unit, Delayed Coking, Lubes Processing and hydrotreating experience is preferred for Chemical discipline depending on assignment.

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required.

Required Skills

  • Intermediate knowledge of commonly used engineering concepts and ability to apply this knowledge analytically.
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as strong communicating and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Life-long dedication to continuous learning.
  • Self-motivated and customer service oriented.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 Products (Word, Advanced Excel User, PowerPoint, Outlook)


  • Reliability and Maintenance engineering principles and applications such as Risk Assessment Methodologies, Pareto analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis.
  • Knowledge in Reliability Assessment Tools (such as Reliability Block Diagram, Fault Tree Analysis, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Weibull Analysis, Crow-AMSAA, System reliability analysis and availability analysis).
  • Office 365 Sharepoint and Power Platform (PowerBI, Power Apps, Power Automate)
  • Database technologies including deployment, query & analysis, using:MS SQL, NoSQL, PostgreSQL
  • Experience with SAP

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

May be responsible for the supervision of contractors depending on assignment.

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