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Mechanical Engineer

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Flint Hills Resources is now hiring a Mechanical Engineer. The mechanical engineering role is a position that builds refinery operations knowledge and understanding and application of key engineering fundamentals. These skills will enable further career opportunities in asset management, reliability or project/construction management.

Flint Hills Resources is a different kind of company, we are privately owned, eligible for a flexible work arrangement and a “9/80” work schedule that offers every other Friday off and our compensation philosophy is based on the value you create. Come realize your full potential and join our team!

What You Will Do In Your Role

As a mechanical engineer, you will develop and demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Oil flow and high-level function of refinery process units
  • Basic refinery economics
  • Analytical skills and engineering knowledge to identify, assess, and implement EH&S and business improvement opportunities
  • Reliability Engineering and small projects related to equipment reliability/improvement
  • Engineering fundamentals applied to unit monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Production Team problem resolution or opportunity definition developed within prescribed timelines
  • Function and purpose of the different support groups within the refinery
  • Support Turnaround activities in assigned areas as required
  • Troubleshooting of mechanical-related problems and leverage of root cause analysis techniques to determine the appropriate repair scopes
  • Capital project management, construction management, “Keep It Running” maintenance, and refinery Turnaround execution
  • Adhering to safe work practices while planning and coordinating execution of priority work throughout the refinery
  • How to drive innovation and transformation, make calculated bets, improve efficiency, expand capability, and create value through the application of MBM principles

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (i.e., Mechanical, Electrical, Petroleum, Chemical, Civil/Structural)

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Three (3) years or more experience in a refining/petro-chemical/manufacturing facility
  • Equipment reliability, construction or project execution experience


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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