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HF Sinclair is hiring

Title:  Process Operator

Date:  Feb 28, 2024

Anacortes, WA, US, 98221

Basic Function

HF Sinclair Puget Sound Refinery located in Anacortes, WA is seeking a Process Operator who is responsible for learning the skills to operate their assigned processing unit. The Process Operator performs work as directed by supervision and follows written and oral instructions regarding process conditions to maintain, specifications to meet, and stock product routing and disposal. The Process Operator will direct and participate in operations of the assigned equipment in accordance with orders and minimal supervision, and will follow established procedures.

Job Duties

  • Supports the refinery safety process and maintains on the job safety vigilance
  • Works rotating shifts including days, nights, weekends and holidays as scheduled
  • Responds to callouts and holdovers
  • Reviews daily orders at shift relief
  • Checks instruments, records rounds in PM schedule, checks equipment and assures that the operation and equipment conform to operating requirements
  • Operates equipment manually and/or by instrument/computer control, maintaining temperatures, pressures, levels, and/or other process variables to meet planned production and quality
  • Fires furnaces, operates pumps, sets lines and manifolds, changes blinds and jump-overs, operates compressors, gauges tanks, draws samples, runs control tests, sends samples to the Lab, and adjusts chemical injection rates.
  • Repairs equipment as required and within ability to accomplish repairs safely and requests maintenance support as necessary
  • Performs other work, such as lubricating equipment, cleanup and housekeeping


Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their supervisor, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion.


Previous Process Operator or Chemical Operator experience preferred.

Education Level

High school diploma or GED required. Associate Degree or two-year technical process degree preferred.

Required Skills

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must currently hold or can qualify to receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card.

Note, information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at

  • Must be able to read, speak, and write English fluently and understand operating procedures.
  • Must demonstrate a competency at using a process computer interface to manipulate and control an operating process unit.
  • Formal education and/or training related to production operations or a related skill area is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a petro-chemical facility, an industrial or manufacturing environment or prior military experience and/or training is preferred.
  • Emergency Response and/or Fire Fighting training, experience, and/or certification is preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States.
  • Willingness to take and achieve satisfactory results on HF Sinclair’s pre-employment testing battery.
  • Willingness to support the company's drug-free work environment, include random drug screenings.
  • As a part of the pre-employment selection process, candidates are required to submit to and receive satisfactory results from a pre-employment medical screening, background check, and drug tests.
  • With or without reasonable accommodations, be willing to work at heights, climb ladders and stairs, walk on high elevation grating, work in inclement weather, work around loud industrial equipment, work in compact and confined spaces, and work outdoors.
  • Willingness to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule (including night, weekends, holidays and overtime).
  • Willing to be on-call and meet call-out standards to respond to site responsibilities and emergencies.

Work Conditions

Field based. Petroleum refinery, out-of-doors environment, and driver based environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment, exposure to the risk of electrical shock, and working in confined spaces. Subject to all temperatures.

Our One HF Sinclair Culture:

At HF Sinclair, we are united through our One HF Sinclair Culture, which is underpinned by our five core values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Ownership and Inclusion. Developed to empower our people, our five core cultural values are at the heart of everything we do and extend to how we engage our stakeholders. These values influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.

We maintain a true Safety culture for our employees, communities, environments and customers. Our goal is to make sure everyone returns home safely each day. We have a long-standing commitment to Integrity and ethical behavior and do what is right for our employees, investors, communities and the environment. We encourage employees to Step Up and Stand Out by championing a culture of Teamwork and Ownership. We foster a culture of Inclusion by encouraging diversity of experiences, viewpoints and backgrounds. What makes each of us different, together makes us stronger.

About HF Sinclair Corporation

HF Sinclair Corporation ("HF Sinclair"), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent energy company that produces and markets high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel and other specialty products. HF Sinclair owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Washington and Utah and markets its refined products in 19 states principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. HF Sinclair supplies high quality fuels to more than 1,300 Sinclair branded stations and licenses the use of the Sinclair brand at more than 300 additional locations throughout the country. In addition, subsidiaries of HF Sinclair produce and market base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, and export products to more than 80 countries. Through its subsidiaries, HF Sinclair produces renewable diesel at two of its facilities in Wyoming. HF Sinclair also owns a 47% 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, terminalling, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HF Sinclair subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HF Sinclair 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.


Salary Range:  The salary range includes the minimum and maximum base salary values.  A candidate's offer can vary depending on differentiating factors, including but not limited to education, training, or experience.

This position has an hourly minimum of $35.44 and maximum of $35.44.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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