Chemical Engineer (Process)

HollyFrontier Corporation
US-WY-Cheyenne
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  • Post Date: Aug 08, 2019
  • Start Date: 8/8/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining LLC located in Cheyenne, Wyoming is seeking an experienced Chemical Engineer to join our Process Engineering Team.  This position will be responsible for conducting engineering assignments for the Engineering Department and functions as a technical specialist, formulating and developing moderately complex engineering concepts.

This position is not eligible for International Relocation Program benefits.

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 with direct supervision and exercises judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Estimates the cost and feasibility of a given project, supervises contractors and field activities and provides discipline specific engineering assistance, direction and development assistance to colleagues depending on assignment
  • 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

May be required to do some or all of the following:

  • Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products
  • Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes
  • Design and plan layout for chemical processes on a commercial scale
  • Determine most effective arrangement of operations, such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer distillation, oxidation, hydrogenation, and polymerization
  • Implement processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most cost efficient manner
  • Investigate and resolve work-in-process problems
  • Recommend and implement improvements and/or modification in sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters
  • Review proposals of outside vendors regarding the purchase of new or modernization of existing processing equipment
  • Review plans and prepare or review technical specifications, contract documents and estimates
  • Work on design/engineer projects
  • Procure equipment/material
  • Track schedule and costs
  • Upgrade, design, configure, maintain and monitor related equipment and performance
  • Analyze related components and systems, processes and methods, and refinery processes and economics
  • 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
  • Review outside vendors proposals regarding purchase of new, or modernization of existing, processing equipment
  • Improve profitability of the refinery
  • Design and build plant additions and modifications
  • Act as a liaison between the company and county and state agencies

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

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of 2 years of progressive work experience in engineering discipline.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

Refinery or Petrochemical industry experience preferred.

EDUCATION:

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

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Intermediate knowledge of commonly used engineering concepts and ability to apply this knowledge analytically.    Ability to coordinate all phases of a project.  Ability to stay abreast of new technology developments and processes.  Advanced reading and writing skills.  Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with others.  Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft products and experience with engineering software is preferred.

WORK CONDITIONS:

Office and Petroleum Refinery/Industrial environment based with up to 10% travel required by land or air.  Subject to varying road and weather conditions and required to work in all temperatures including out-of-doors.  Required to work in a warehouse/plant environment and out of doors.  Works near moving mechanical parts and/or rotating equipment.

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, & SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Our primary values at HollyFrontier are: We put health and safety first; we care about the environment.

All HollyFrontier employees are expected to work safely every day and be safety & environmental leaders. This includes active participation in the following:

  • Stops and/or reports any unsafe work or conditions
  • Follows safety & environmental policies and procedures
  • Supports safety & environmental goals and initiatives
  • Participates in safety & environmental meetings, training, emergency drills and hazard recognition programs
  • Reports all accidents, injuries and near misses, and participates in associated investigations
  • Participates in industrial hygiene, medical surveillance and behavior based safety programs

About HollyFrontier Corporation

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming 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. In addition, HollyFrontier produces base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands, and exports products to more than 80 countries. HollyFrontier also owns a 57% 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, terminal line, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier.

Join HollyFrontier where you have the opportunity to develop and own your career! 

HollyFrontier 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.

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