Instrumentation & Controls Supervisor
HollyFrontier Corporation
Petrolia, PA

About $66,000 - $87,000 a year

Sonneborn, a HollyFrontier business within our Lubricants and Specialty Products division, is seeking an Instrumentation & Controls Supervisor. This position will be responsible for supervising and providing technical direction to multi-skilled specialists at our petrochemical facility to meet the needs of operations in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sound manner. This position will work with minimal supervision while self-directing their work to identify, locate, and correct operational problems arising in control systems and instruments in the high purity specialty hydrocarbons processes as well as in utility systems such as boilers, water treatment, and other related auxiliary equipment. Tasks expected to be performed include trouble-shooting and problem solving, inspecting, cleaning, calibrating, replacing defective parts, and repairing electronic and mechanical instruments and controls, including but not limited to gauges, flow meters, thermometers, transmitters, weight scales, and control valves. Tasks also include testing and repairing electronic and pneumatic control devices and properly documenting the status of instruments and controls and all activities performed on such instruments and controls.

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

Maintains all plant instrumentation and controls in optimum condition to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operation of plant equipment.
Supervises, schedules, and assigns multi-skilled Instrument and Controls technicians to ensure that work group objectives are accomplished.
Supervises, schedules and coordinates all work of contracted electricians. Will work closely with contracted electrical services to ensure that proper training and certifications are maintained to ensure optimal levels of service.
Teams with others in the plant to ensure the maintenance of productive relationships where the incumbent interfaces as client or service provider.
Provides troubleshooting, analysis, and resolution of unit anomalies to ensure acceptable plant process control and efficiency.
Assists in the development and direct implementation of the I&C Group annual budget to ensure meeting stated plant goals and objectives.
Performs employee performance appraisals and development to ensure a highly skilled technician work force.
Provides 24 hour a day on-call coverage to ensure orderly conduct of business.
Evaluates performance of and recommends upgrades to new and existing control systems in the plant to provide improvements and upgrades that enhance plant performance.
Oversee and supervise activities of contractors working onsite in I&C jobs as well as contracted electricians.
Oversee the calibration requirements of all instrumentation.
Coordinate activities with the Maintenance Manager and Engineers for specific design, installation and upgrade to instrumentation and controls system.
Be available beyond normal business hours with minimal reasonable notice as may be required by the business.
Conduct and/or assist in the investigation of plant operational problems, incidents, accidents, and unusual events; provide input and recommendations for reports and follow-up plans.
Attend to housekeeping throughout the plant.
Attend and actively participate in meetings with management and support Company initiatives for business improvement.
Provide support and training to direct reports, peers and others in the organization to improve their skills and abilities and to increase their technical knowledge. Provide training to hourly employees regarding the operational use and day-to-day care of instrumentation and controls. Report any misuse or abuse of instrumentation and controls to management. Schedule and attend training for self and others in the department to maintain skills.
Complete and monitor Job Safety Briefing and other safety and environmental permitting for all Instrumentation & Controls tasks.

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 5 years of experience in a similar industry with a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.

A minimum of an Associate degree in Instrumentation, Controls or a technical or science field.

Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering specialty.

Demonstrated knowledge of test equipment used in repairs of electronic equipment and instruments, fundamentals of programmable controllers, computers and their application to process control. Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical one-lines, logic drawings, technical manuals and piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s). Able to perform mathematical functions. Possess a strong commitment to Environmental Stewardship and Workplace Safety. Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and to interact and communicate well with individuals in all areas of the plant and outside vendors. Skilled in the use of hand tools, shop and power equipment used in the job. Experience budgeting and planning. Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills in fast paced environment. Ability to respond to work under emergency or high stress situations. Ability to make Instrumentation & Controls related decisions with minimum direct supervision. Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness. Ability to demonstrate intermediate computer knowledge of Microsoft Products and SAP. Proven ability to manage multiple functions with multiple activities to desired results. Use of a PC, computer terminal and/or telephone. Ability to develop an individual’s abilities in the major competencies.

Work experience as an I&C Supervisor in a chemical plant or similar industry.

Supervise I & C Specialists.

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Petroleum refinery and driver-based environment including but not limited to chemical, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment, working in confined spaces, and exposure to risk of electrical shock. Subject to all weather and varying road conditions. Occasionally required to work long hours which may include nights, weekends, holidays for regularly scheduled maintenance and emergency work and support as well as on-call availability.

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 Lubricants & Specialty Products

At HollyFrontier Lubricants & Specialty Products (HFLSP), we are powered by experience and driven by our people to provide world-class products and innovative solutions for our customers and stakeholders. HFLSP produces base oils, finished lubricants and specialty products under the Petro-Canada Lubricants, Red Giant Oil and Sonneborn brands, and serves virtually every industry across more than 80 counties.

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, terminalling, 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.