Lead Emergency Response Specialist


Big Spring, TX, US, 79720

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.

Job Summary:

The Emergency Response Specialist will report directly to the Sr. Manager, Safety and is a member of the Safety department and provides technical expertise and support for emergency preparedness & response programs including firefighting, and Technical Rescue Operations. This position will manage all elements of the refinery’s ERT Program, as well as the refinery’s fire protection system inspection, maintenance, and performance testing programs.

The Emergency Response Specialist ensures all refinery emergency response program elements & fixed fire protection system inspection, maintenance, and testing regimes comply with the applicable corporate standards and government safety, training, and health laws, standards & regulations. This position will also plans & execute refinery emergency preparedness drills & exercises, prepares emergency response operations critiques, and maintains strong working relationships with first responder organizations & mutual aid partners.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead emergency preparedness activities to ensure regulatory compliance and department goals and initiatives are achieved as well as establish the expectations of behavior of the safety culture within the refinery.
  • Ensures refinery’s fire brigade is prepared to respond to all emergency situations, minimize exposure to personnel, community, and environment and mitigate damage to refinery property and equipment safely and effectively.
  • Coordinates and delivers training/readiness plan in accordance with corporate standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides technical input into emergency response policies, processes, and procedures. Ensures compliance with applicable governmental regulations and company standards.
  • Administers refinery’s emergency response drill program in support of tactical emergency response preparedness.
  • Assesses performance through debriefings, exercise critiques, and lessons learned.
  • Develops ERT member to be a part of the ERT leadership.  Holds those individuals accountable to high leadership standards and completion of ERT routine duties.
  • Participate as a member of the Safety team to assist in ensuring high standards of safety performance are maintained.
  • Provides assistance to Contingency Planning on oil spill response drills and tabletop exercises.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining fire pre-plans for emergency response to storage tank and process unit fires.
  • Conducts Annual Performance Tests of all fixed & mobile refinery firefighting equipment.
  • Administers the refinery fire protection equipment impairment reporting, tracking, and resolution processes.


Required Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Associate degree in Fire Science/Technical discipline or at least 5 years of related experience. Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of industrial fire department experience or equivalent municipal or military experience.
  • Fire Officer experience at Captain Level or above
  • Maintain required Medical Surveillance Qualifications for “Hot Zone” Operations
  • Working knowledge and understanding of regulations governing occupational safety, specifically OSHA 29-CFR 1910 and 1929 along with the applicable NFPA Standards (10, 11, 15, 20, 24, 25, 1081, 1901, etc.).
  • IFSAC accredited NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications/Command Operations certification.
  • IFSAC accredited NFPA 1002 Aerial Apparatus Driver Operator certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.


Preferred Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years refinery emergency response & fire protection system experience required.
  • Substantive knowledge & working experience with the applicable API & NFPA Standards for inspection, maintenance, repair, and performance testing of refinery fire protection & HF Release Mitigation systems.
  • HF Alkylation or HF Chemical process unit operation experience.
  • Operations of 1250-GPM Industrial Foam Truck and a 3000-GPM Foam Aerial Platform, along with a Foam Concentrate Trailer and two (2) Trailer Mounted DFWP Skid

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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