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Senior Process Engineer


El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.

The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.

The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Role Summary

The Refinery Senior Process Engineer is responsible for providing process engineering expertise for assigned projects in refining or logistics sectors.  This role performs process engineering activities and provides oversight in all project phases including feasibility and economic studies, conceptual design, identification and evaluation of alternatives, front-end design, detail engineering, construction and start-up.  The Refinery Senior Process Engineer plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of the process engineers concerned with design, modification, optimization and operation of process equipment in the Refinery


Job Accountabilities

  • Accountable for the delivery of the process engineering deliverables and services on time, within budget and meeting quality expectations
  • Provide process engineering technical support to process engineer team, production units, environmental activities and plant projects to improve unit operations, process safety and environmental performance
  • Evaluate and approve design improvements to production capacity, efficiency, process safety and environmental performance including complex designs
  • Provide leadership and direction to Refinery process engineering activities
  • Work with support teams to monitor unit operations, correct problems and assist in improvements, usually for special problems or projects
  • Direct engineering team to maintain and ensure continuous operation, including assistance during unit operational upsets or unit turnarounds
  • Coordinate and assist in implementation of plant system changes, including  equipment additions, modifications and/or deletions and process design
  • Develop efficiency strategies which optimize process unit profitability by maximizing throughput and yields while minimizing operating costs
  • Maintain knowledge of latest technologies and best practices for refining industry
  • Approve process design to Units for refinery improvements, expansions, and compliance projects
  • Direct, lead, coach, counsel and mentor process engineering team
  • Conduct employee evaluations annually and employee performance reviews as necessary
  • Provide operational and technical support to engineering team for any plant system change, including operational review, assistance with cost/benefit analysis, and participating in hazard reviews
  • Participate in annual merit consideration and distribution when required
  • Ensure completion of process engineering study and design for new projects and coordinate with Engineering Department to complete projects
  • Lead efforts to provide process support to environmental activities
  • Develop, communicate and document process engineering activities in unit support, design, plant engineering, environmental and process safety support activities
  • Provide technical assistance in PSM, Quality, Safety, and Environmental compliance
  • Determine and provide process-related cost estimates for refinery capital budgets
  • Assist in developing the Process Engineer Department budget
  • Create notifications and purchase requisitions in EAM
  • Initiate and manage contracts with outside services (water chemicals, process chemicals, catalyst, nitrogen, oxygen, and others) as required
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, or Petroleum engineering
  • Five (5) years of experience in refinery, chemical or petrochemical plant process or production experience
  • Thorough understanding of fundamental theories of heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, separations, and control systems
  • Proven project management skills
  • Working knowledge of root cause analysis concepts
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Solid coaching, counseling and mentoring skills
  • Strong technical, quantitative analysis and process orientation skills
  • Ability to draw, read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of the Organization
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in an effective manner
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and sound engineering principles
  • Knowledge of process design, instrumentation, process control and statistics
  • Proficient with process simulation software
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must pass drug test and background check
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States


Desired Characteristics

  • Master’s Degree in Degree in a technical engineering discipline
  • Eight (8) years of experience in refinery, chemical or petrochemical plant process or production experience
  • Considerable knowledge of safe work practices, OSHA and Environmental rules and regulations
  • Knowledge/experience with 5-S, Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing principles

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.


It’s an exciting time to join Delek. We’re on a mission to attract, retain, and engage the best and brightest talent – those who are great team players and leaders who make it their first priority to serve. 

  • We are performance driven
  • We value a passion for excellence
  • We value teamwork
  • We value and reward hard work and dedication

Delek US offers the opportunity to provide you with more than a job – we want to help you build a career. 

Since our inception, our ability to hire the right people for the job has served us well, resulting in an impressive record of consistent growth and profitability. With more than 3,500 employees in nine states, we have brought together a diverse team of professionals passionate about investing their time and expertise in one of the most dynamic downstream energy companies in the market today. 

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