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Process Engineers-Project Development



Flint Hills Resources is looking for a Process Engineer to join our team at the Corpus Christi, Tx refining facilities. Process Engineers gain valuable experience for both technical and leadership careers at FHR, which is part of the global family of Koch Industries employing 120,000 people worldwide.

As a Process Engineer in the Process Technology and Project Development Capability you will leverage your process knowledge and skills to provide innovative solutions that will create competitive advantages for our business that are consistent with the company EHS and stewardship goals. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Provide value-added support to advance the Refinery project portfolio from option selection thru project close-out to deliver innovative, quality, and timely solutions. This will require the process engineer to: 

    • Develop a preliminary design; thoroughly vet the same relative to business objectives and functional expectations
    • Support the continued development of the design through detailed engineering
    • Provide field support in construction (e.g., field inspection of critical process equipment)
    • Support successful commissioning of new/revamped equipment including transition to base operations
    • Actively participate in project post-audit and efforts to continually improve our processes and capture lessons-learned to future projects

What Skills You Will Bring

  • Collaboration skills that facilitate contribution in our team-based environment
  • Analytical and problem-solving capability
  • Process technical skills including use of process simulation software, hydraulic design, etc..
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the refining/petrochemical industry providing technical support for operating units or support of projects,
  • Familiarity with process engineering support of projects including process development equipment design, alternative selection, economic evaluation 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • At least five (5) years of experience in the refining/petrochemical industry
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • More in-depth understanding of refinery economics and how to apply to project analysis 
  • In-depth experience in Process Safety Management including Layer of Protection Analysis and Quantitative Risk Assessment 

This role is subject to the Transportation Workers Identification Credentialing (TWIC) rule and requires the successful candidate to obtain a TWIC identification badge, allowing for un-escorted access to the facility within a specific time period.

This role is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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