Jun 23, 2022

Reliability Engineer

  • HF Sinclair
  • Anacortes, WA, USA
Full-time Engineer - Reliability

Job Description

Basic Function

HF Sinclair, located in Anacortes, WA is seeking a Reliability and Data Engineer. This position maximizes site reliability through the use of technology and application of engineering fundamentals. The Reliability and Data Engineer leads interdisciplinary teams to proactively devise and implement sustainable, systemic solutions for operational and technical issues. The Reliability & Data Engineer also works closely with individuals from all engineering disciplines, crafts, and operators in order to lead sustainable & proactive defect elimination.

Job Duties

  • Uses common engineering concepts in a particular field to perform projects, and assignments for the engineering department and exercises judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Resolves a variety of complex problems, (i.e. conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, difficult coordination requirements), and solves technical problems related to projects, troubleshoots and updates report data for business unit(s) depending on assignment
  • The Reliability & Data Engineer has Responsibility, Accountability and Authority to:
    • Implement and sustain the Reliability Management Framework for the site.
    • Facilitate the Manage Threats and Opportunities work process to assure the identification, prioritization, and mitigation of reliability threats & events.
    • Lead the Reliability Centered Maintenance work process to assure that we are maintaining our assets and reducing our overall risk.
    • Automate and analyze refinery reliability performance data and reliability metric data. for Reliability Steering Team, Production Teams and off-site reporting.
    • Serve as the Area Focal Point and Facilitator for Production Teams.
    • Support the Operator Task Management and IntelaTrac system to improve site reliability performance.
    • Drive site to proactive approach on defect elimination and latent threat identification.
    • Drives the high reliability organization principles at the site with balance of effort on people, processes, and technology.
    • Facilitation of the development of Reliability Improvement Plans.
    • Facilitate and maintain the 10-Year Capital, Operating Expense, and Non-Routine Maintenance Plans for Production Teams.
    • Facilitate Enhanced Prob Solving Teams using Causal Learning Skills
  • Support other disciplines in periods of high work loads such as outages.

May be required to do some or all of the following:

  • Recommend and implement improvements and/or modification in sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters
  • Upgrade, design, configure, maintain and monitor related equipment and performance
  • Analyze related components and systems, processes and methods, and refinery processes and economics
  • Develop project scopes, budgets and AFE’s for approval and ensure projects meet budget as well as refinery and OSHA standards
  • Optimize business unit(s) and analyze data to aid operations with decisions, ensuring maintenance and integrity of business unit(s) data
  • Review outside vendors proposals regarding purchase of new, or modernization of existing, processing equipment
  • Improve profitability of the refinery
  • Act as a liaison between the company and county and state agencies

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 4 years of progressive work experience in engineering, computer science or data science disciplines. 


Preferred Experience:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer
  • Refinery or Petrochemical industry experience
  • Experience supporting an asset as an engineer in one or more of the following disciplines: Rotating Equipment, Fixed Equipment, Process, or Controls

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Data Science is required.

Required Skills

Intermediate knowledge of commonly used engineering concepts and ability to apply this knowledge analytically.  Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as strong communicating and influencing skills. Demonstrated experience or capacity to lead multi-disciplinary teams. Life-long dedication to continuous learning. Self-motivated and customer service oriented. Experience with Microsoft Office 365 Products (Word, Advanced Excel User, PowerPoint, Outlook)


Preferred Skills:

Reliability and Maintenance engineering principles and applications such as Risk Assessment Methodologies, Pareto analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis. Knowledge in Reliability Assessment Tools (such as Reliability Block Diagram, Fault Tree Analysis, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Weibull Analysis, Crow-AMSAA, System reliability analysis and availability analysis). Office 365 Sharepoint and Power Platform (PowerBI, Power Apps, Power Automate). Data Science & Machine Learning using: Python w/ packages Pandas, Jupyterlab, scikit-learn, numpy, etc. DevOps development & facilitation using: Microsoft Azure – Web Apps, Function Apps, Storage Accounts, Cosmos DB. GitHub for CI/CD. Application development with: Python (Django package), Microsoft ASP.NET. Database technologies including deployment, query & analysis, using:MS SQL, NoSQL, PostgreSQL. Experience with SAP. Working knowledge of Microsoft products and experience with engineering software is preferred.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

May be responsible for supervising contractors depending on assignment.  

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.

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.

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