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Flint Hills Resources is looking for a Senior Process Engineer- Hydroprocessing to join their Corpus Christi, Texas refinery. The Senior Process Engineer is a key member of the site Process Technology department as well as a critical support member of Business Teams. The process engineering team is dedicated to being the technical leaders that drive the highest value solution for our partners. You will be joining a technical community of 30+ chemical engineers dedicated to the troubleshooting, optimization, and design improvement of the refinery units.

Flint Hills Resources is a different kind of company, we are privately owned, we have 9/80 flexible schedules, and our compensation philosophy is based on the value you create. Come realize your full potential and join our team.

Our Team

At Flint Hills Resources your career and professional development are a top priority. This includes a personal development plan, assigned mentors, dedicated offsites training, and tuition re-imbursement programs. The Process Engineering Department has a proven track record of upward development leading to increasingly challenging roles across Flint Hills Resources and Koch Industries.

What You Will Do

  • Building and expanding technical network internally and externally to the company
  • Developing value creation ideas and projects economic analysis for assigned units and technologies
  • Ensuring the technical basis of projects meets business objectives.
  • Monitoring long-term unit performance against industry benchmarks
  • Supporting the building of a unit monitoring toolkits for Hydroprocessing units
  • Reviewing and supporting benchmark studies (Solomon)
  • Mentoring and supporting Production Engineers during unit troubleshooting, unit monitoring, PHAs, critical procedures, and monthly Business Review meetings
  • Directing and assisting Operations with the design of experiments and process guidelines
  • Owning the Process Engineer modeling programs
  • Providing turnaround program technical support and technical scoping as needed
  • Contributing to process safety and environmental performance through Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) programs, Management of Changes (MOC), investigations team member or leader
  • Collaborate with Economics & Planning group to ensure that refinery operation meets plan.

Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field
  • 7 years of refining or chemical plant process engineering experience
  • Previous experience with Hydroprocessing technologies
  • Experience with catalyst selection processes and catalyst monitoring
  • Familiarity with PHA and HAZOP processes

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor of Science or higher in Chemical Engineering from an ABET (or similar) accredited program
  • Experience with other typical refining processes (Hydrotreating, Crude, FCC, Alkylation, Reforming, etc.)
  • Experience leading PHA revalidation studies and presenting findings to leadership
  • Experience as a RCFA or investigation leader
  • Knowledgeable of industry standards such at API
  • Process modeling simulation with Aspen HYSYS
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams 

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.

Hiring Philosophy
All Koch companies value diversity of thought, perspectives, aptitudes, experiences, and backgrounds. We are Military Ready and Second Chance employers. Learn more about our hiring philosophy here.

Who We Are

As a Koch company, Flint Hills Resources is an industry-leading refining company making the oil and transportation products that keep the world moving. We make a large supply of fuel for gas stations and airports in addition to transporting crude oil, natural gas liquids and refined products through 4,000+ miles of pipeline –delivering energy to farmers, manufacturers and families. Our team champions innovation and excellence to help power modern life.

At Koch, employees are empowered to do what they do best to make life better. Learn how our business philosophy helps employees unleash their potential while creating value for themselves and the company.

Our Benefits
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.

Equal Opportunities
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: http://www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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