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Process Controls Engineer


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 Process Control Engineer is primarily responsible for ensuring that the control strategies for the operating units are applied such that the units operate safely, efficiently, and environmentally sound.  The Process Control Engineer interacts with console operators, process support engineers, and unit supervisors to keep informed of changes in the unit process/equipment so that control strategies can be modified to meet the needs of the current operation.  This person performs benefit analyses to determine which units in the refinery have the potential for significantly improved operations.  In the design of new control applications, the Process Control Engineer is responsible for providing adequate documentation, operator training, and maintenance of the advanced controls, and will also perform post audits of control strategies to show actual benefits achieved by the controls.  To facilitate these duties, the Engineer must possess an intimate knowledge of the distributed control system (DCS) hardware and operating system.  This person must also be capable of troubleshooting, and modifying all computer programs involved with the control strategies.  The Process Control Engineer will configure points, area database, and graphics building/modification as required.

The Process Control Engineer will interface closely with process engineering, operations, reliability, project engineering and maintenance. The Process Control Engineer is responsible for reports that support the work of those the engineers interface with.  

Job Responsibilities:
•    The position requires a strong team player, someone who is self-motivating with a positive “can do” attitude.  
•    Specific duties include design and implementation of process control configurations, tuning control loops, troubleshooting control opportunities and related process control engineer/specialist functions in the DCS and SIS.  
•    Knowledge of Networking, virtualization and MS security.  Knowledge of instrumentation installation, specification sheets, calibration, calculations and configuration.
•    Configuration of alarm management system and support alarm rationalization efforts.
•    Prepare summaries and justifications for budgets and projects related to process control systems, and control technology.
•    Utilize company, local, state, and federal policies, regulations and accepted industrial practices to properly design, review and implement projects and analyze operations.
•    Evaluate, develop, and coordinate training related to project implementation and facility related problems.
•    Provide process control assistance, analysis of technology, and root cause analysis of control related problems to improve operational reliability and profitability.
•    Provide work scopes for project implementation and participate as team member.
•    Evaluate, audit, and report on control operations to optimize liquid recovery and energy use.
•    Recommend and/or develop advanced control strategies as well as evaluate, audit, and report control performance related to safety, environmental, and profitability.
•    Communicate operational issues in a consistent manner across, up, and down all levels of the organization.
•    Coordinate outside consultants in process control area.
•    Abilities to communicate technical concepts and solutions effectively and at a high level.  
•    Ensure process safety, safety, and environmental compliance by supporting process hazard analysis, incident investigations, procedure development, management of change, alarm management, pressure protection management, and providing technical assistance for work scope development, assessment of process impacts on equipment, and environmental reviews
•    Support capital project development, define project scopes, complete project estimates, and support design and construction
•    Review projects for technical accuracy and clarity and deliver presentations as required to support project updates, justification, and explanation

Required Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:
At least 2 years of related experience. Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:
- 2-7 years engineering experience in refining and/or petrochemical industry with ability to learn dynamic matrix control.
- Demonstrated ability to collaboratively work with plant operators and applying current process control theory including multivariable model-based predictive control and inferential technologies to refining process units.

Organizational Leveling:
Requires working knowledge and experience in own job discipline and broadens capabilities. Continues to build knowledge of the company, processes and customers. Performs a range of assignments related to job discipline. Uses prescribed guidelines or policies in analyzing situations. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.



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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