- Project Management
- Communication Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Quantitative Analysis
- Lean Manufacturing
Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing. The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day. Delek US Holdings owns 100 percent of the general partner and 81.6 percent of the limited partner interest in Alon USA Partners, LP (NYSE: ALDW), which owns a crude oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas, with a crude oil throughput capacity of 73,000 barrels per day and an integrated wholesale marketing business.
The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP. Delek US Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates also own approximately 63 percent (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP. Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.
The asphalt operations consist of owned or operated asphalt terminals serving markets from Tennessee to the west coast through a combination of non-blended asphalt purchased from third parties and produced at the Big Spring, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas refineries. The renewables operations will consist of plants in Texas and Arkansas that produce biodiesel fuel and a renewable diesel facility in California.
The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores which also market motor fuels in central and west Texas and New Mexico.
The Refinery Process Engineer is responsible for providing technical guidance on operating units within a refinery that maintains and improves the safety, environmental standards, and operating cost of the refinery. This role plans, directs, and coordinates activities concerned with design, modification, optimization and operation of process equipment in the Refinery by performing the following duties personally or by coordinating the activities with operations, and maintenance and contract personnel. This position is a key in establishing and promoting a collaborative culture focused on safe, environmentally compliant, reliable, and optimized operations. This role evaluates process unit operating performance, implements recommendations for optimization, and supports capital improvements in support of long term sustainable performance.
Provide process engineering technical support to production units, environmental activities and plant projects to improve unit operations, process safety and environmental performance
Support process safety, safety, and environmental compliance by participating in process hazard analysis, incident investigations, procedure development, management of change, alarm management, pressure protection management, and providing technical assistance for work scope development, assessment of process impacts on equipment, and environmental reviews.
Maintain environmental compliance by supporting environmental calculations, establish operating parameters, providing input into permit development, and providing accurate data as required
Provide process engineering technical assistance to process operations for solving operating problems, optimizing, and improving production planning
Design improvements for process units which to production capacity, efficiency, process safety and environmental performance including complex designs
Provide process support to Plant Engineering activities, usually involving preparation of major appropriation requests or execution of detailed engineering of projects
Work with support teams to monitor unit operations, correct problems and assist in improvements, usually for special problems or projects
Support to maintain and ensure continuous operation, including assistance during operational upsets or turnarounds
Support turnaround and unit shutdown planning and execution through participation in scope development, providing justification for work items, and providing technical support during shutdown/startup and outage timeframe
Coordinate and assist in implementation of plant system changes, including equipment additions, modifications and/or deletions and process design
Assist in writing and reviewing unit operating procedures in assigned areas
Maintain knowledge of latest technologies and best practices for refining industry
Provide process design data for potential refinery improvements, expansions, and compliance projects
Develop efficiency strategies which optimize process unit profitability by maximizing throughput and yields while minimizing operating costs
Maintain heat and material balances on assigned units
Calculate and analyze yields and conversion on assigned units
Support process engineering with plant material balances, yields, closures, project design scope, etc. as deemed necessary to maintain operations
Monitor and does analyses of utility and raw material consumption for cost estimation and reduction project
Provide operational and technical support for any plant system change. Includes operational review, assistance with cost/benefit analysis, and participating in hazard reviews
Complete process engineering study and design for new projects and coordinate with Engineering Department to develop estimates, define scope, and complete projects
Communicate and document process engineering activities in unit support, design, plant engineering, environmental and process safety support activities with little or no review required
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
Experience in refinery, chemical or petrochemical plant process or production operations or design
Strong technical, quantitative analysis and process orientation skills
Working knowledge of root cause analysis concepts
Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
Demonstrated capability in use of material and energy balances
Ability to troubleshoot difficult problems
Thorough understanding of fundamental theories of heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, separations, and control systems
Solid verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of Company personnel
Ability to Work as self-directed individual and in a team environment
Strong attention to detail
Demonstrated organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in an effective manner
Demonstrated problem solving skills and sound engineering principles
Knowledge of process design, instrumentation, process control and statistics
Proficient with process simulation software
Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Must be a United States Citizen
Four (4) years of experience in refinery, chemical or petrochemical plant process or production environment
Advance experience in refinery processes including distillation, reforming, catalytic cracking, alkylation, and hydrotreating.
Considerable knowledge of safe work practices, OSHA and Environmental rules and regulations
Process Design experience with simulations and equipment specific design
Project management skills
Knowledge/experience with 5-S, Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing principles
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.