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Title:  Process Safety Engineer

Date:  Oct 13, 2021

Anacortes, WA, US, 98221

Basic Function

HollyFrontier Corporation in Anacortes, WA is seeking a Process Safety Engineer who will provide technical assurance for Process Safety (Technical Safety) for an operating area. The Process Safety Engineer may manage Process Safety work processes such as Hazard Effects Management Process activities and compliance of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) element of Process Safety Management (PSM) as required by the company and government regulations or other site Process Safety work processes (e.g. EPA Risk Management Program, facility siting, Management of Change (MOC), etc.




Job Duties

  • Provide daily tech safety support, develop and update procedures, and review and incorporate updates to the assigned process safety programs from corporate, local, state, federal requirements (e.g. PHA or Risk Management, LOPC Tracking, Assurance) to refinery operating areas.
  • Provides discipline specific engineering assistance, direction and development assistance to colleagues
  • Solves technical problems related to projects and troubleshoots and updates report data for business unit(s)
  •  Champions and participates in MOC Analyzes related components and systems, processes and methods, and refinery processes and economics with a focus on PSM compliance
  • Ensures the maintenance and integrity of PSM Department data
  • Conducts technical reviews for safety critical Operating Procedures and refinery policy reviews
  • Leads Process Hazard Analysis and provides technical safety lead support.
  • Conducts PSM training as needed to improve the refinery process Safety Culture
  • Lead risk studies

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 five years of progressive work experience in a safety specific engineering discipline. A strong understanding of basic refinery processes and the elements of process safety is required for Process Safety Engineering discipline.



Professional Engineer registration is preferred. Refinery or petrochemical industry experience preferred. Some or all of FCC, CCR, Alky, Sulfur unit, Delayed Coking, Lubes Processing and hydrotreating experience is preferred for Chemical discipline depending on assignment.


Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree  in an engineering discipline is required.

A Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering is preferred.

Required Skills

Ability to manage a project is essential. Working knowledge of commonly used engineering concepts and ability to apply this knowledge analytically. Ability to stay abreast of new technology developments and processes is essential. Ability to communicate effectively with others, strong verbal communication skills, advanced level of reading and writing, ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations. Advanced ability to work effectively with multiple groups throughout the refinery. Strong spreadsheet and word processing applications knowledge; strong interpersonal, time-management and organizational skills; ability to provide training to multiple groups on a variety of applicable assigned discipline topics. Knowledge of various process hazard analysis and root cause analysis methodologies is required for Process Safety Engineering discipline.



Working knowledge of and experience with engineering software is preferred.

Work Conditions

Office and plant based with up to 10% travel required. Subject to varying weather conditions and required to work in all temperatures, including outdoors.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs, climbing up to 200 ft, perceiving color differences, required to wear personal protective equipment as needed and a respirator in emergency situations (beards are not permitted), ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential, valid State driver’s license and proof of insurance required.  Job conditions may require making precise hand and finger movements, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching or grasping, and working in confined spaces as permitted.

Our One HFC Culture:

Our one HFC Culture focuses on four key values of safety, integrity, teamwork and ownership.  They influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.  Safety is first.  We care about our people and work tirelessly to make sure they return home safely, every day.  Everything we do is done with integrity.  We encourage growth and exciting possibilities by championing a culture of teamwork and ownership.

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, 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, terminal line, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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