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Title:  Process Operator/Loader

Date:  Nov 22, 2021

Tulsa, OK, US, 74107

HollyFrontier Corporation located in Tulsa, OK is seeing entry level Process Operators/Loaders for the Tulsa Refinery. The Process Operator performs work entailed in the safe and continuous operation of refining equipment in which crude or other oil is upgraded into such marketable products as gasoline, kerosene, lubricating oil, fuel oil, wax, extracts, and a variety of other petroleum products. Loaders are primarliy responsible for logistical aspects of refined products which includes safely loading or unloading products from tanks, rail cars, trucks and other vessels. 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Hiring preference will be given to applicants who have a Process Technology Degree or who have taken the following WorkKeys assessments: Graphic Literacy, Applied Math, Workplace Documents, Applied Technology


WorkKeys assessments can be completed at Tulsa Technology Assessment Center, Lemley Campus. Please contact the Client Service Center at 918-828-5290 as soon as possible to schedule your assessment. 


This position is not eligible for International Relocation Program benefits. 

Education Level

A minimum of a High School degree or equivalent is required. 

Job Duties

  • Acquires credentials for Board Operator assignment by completing duty station qualification test with a minimum score of 80%
  • Completes three year apprenticeship program by rotating through all unit outside jobs while receiving satisfactory feedback on assignment sign off sheets
  • Monitors and regulates process variables of multiple processing units during distilling or treating operations by listening for alarms, watching warning lights and then operating control board to regulate valves, pumps compressors and auxiliary equipment
  • Sets equipment controls to produce the required quantities and qualities of products by analyzing specifications, schedules, logs, test results and laboratory recommendations
  • Obtains company stated targets for production on a daily basis by collaborating with team members and other units and making operational adjustments and tracking hourly production
  • Interprets instructions, procedures, rules and regulations by retrieving documents from computer based systems, reviewing documents and taking appropriate action
  • Monitors and regulates the amounts of product in storage tanks by reading local gauges/verecs and meters and making changes to product flow
  • Prioritizes work daily by reading emails, “Refinery Daily Operating Instructions (DOIs) including target goals for unit operation and comments and other communications
  • Advises team workers of safety hazards, abnormal conditions, and emergency situations by identifying hazardous situations and informing them of appropriate steps to take, based upon company procedures
  • Issues safety permit by describing job to be performed, then provides all required pertinent information and obtains authorization
  • Complete reports (e.g. “End of Shift” report) by recording production yields, key parameters (e.g. color, appearance, % oil) tank capacities, unit limits and action taken and work requests issued.
  • Replenishes fluids and supply inventories (e.g. antifreeze, acid, etc.) in equipment tanks by checking gauges for amount of fluids in tank and obtaining appropriate amount of specified fluid
  • Assists maintenance workers with work orders by clarifying problem, providing safety permit, communicating instructions and checking for sign offs (outside operator
  • Other duties as assigned that are unit/process specific and fall under the role of Process Operator;


Experience in refineries or chemical plants is preferred. Continued education in mechanical or chemical related discipline is desirable.

Required Skills

Verbal/written communication, computer literate, good mathematical & problem solving skills, ability to read & interpret various instructions, procedures, rules, and regulations.  Communicate and cooperate in a "team" environment; Develop and maintain good work attitude/habits; Maintain high energy level by showing desire to achieve; Seek opportunities for continuous self-improvement; Adjust to changing conditions in the work environment; Maintain composure during highly stressful/emergency situations; Recognize personal limitations and seek help when needed; Recognize and correct process problems; Make fact-based decisions in a timely manner

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility


Work Conditions

Job conditions vary depending upon Process Operator assignment within a refinery based industrial environment, work conditions include: controlled temperature environments, wet or humid conditions, all temperatures including outdoor inclement weather conditions, work near moving mechanical parts and rotating equipment, work in high and precarious places located in excess of 100 feet, dust, dirt, chemical and petroleum product exposures, work in confined spaces, noise and vibration exposure and exposure to electrical shock. Ability to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule and work overtime.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require the ability to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, make visual inspection, make precise hand and finger movements, reaching or grasping, lifting or carrying 50 lbs, pushing or pulling 50 lbs, climbing in excess of 100 feet, reading/writing of both technical and nontechnical information sources, communicating verbally and visually, performing math calculations, operating motor vehicles, perceiving color differences, wearing personal protective equipment including flame retardant clothing and full face respirators, and strenuous physical activity.

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: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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