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Controls System Engineer I

Date: May 13, 2019

Location: TX:Tyler, TX - Texas, US, 75702

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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 Control Systems Engineer will work as part of our Process Control team that supports the Refinery’s process control programs and systems in direct support of refinery operations. This role is responsible for implementing standard and complex process control solutions to successful completion while focusing on continuous improvement of customer satisfaction, quality and safety performance. The position is also responsible for implementing overall control system strategy within the refinery as part of a team and assist in developing, implementing, testing and maintaining innovative technical solutions. This role works in conjunction with process stakeholders to evaluate process operating performance, implements ideas for optimization, and champions projects in support of long term sustainable profitability and performance. The Process Control Engineer will interface closely with process engineering, operations, reliability, project engineering and maintenance and is responsible for executing work safely to the standards and procedures by the industry, company and refinery.

 

Job Accountabilities

  • 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 in safety instrumented systems.
  • Abilities to multi-tasks and communicate technical concepts and solutions effectively and at a high level.
  • Knowledge of Networking, virtualization and MS security is a plus. Knowledge of instrumentation installation, specification sheets, calibration, calculations and configuration. Champion projects, and programs that support refinery vision.
  • 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
  • Provide process control technical assistance to process operations for solving operating problems, optimizing, and improving production planning
  • Assist in implementing DCS configuration including graphic modifications, PLC based process controls and advanced process controls projects.
  • Support turnaround and unit shutdown planning and execution through participation in scope development, providing justification for work items, and providing technical support outage timeframe
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering or related technical field or equivalent specific process control specialist experience in a plant environment
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in engineering or process control systems working in a chemical or refining plant environment
  • Understanding of alarm management principles
  • Demonstrated technical experience with process control project execution
  • Knowledge of Yokogawa, Delta V, Honeywell or other DCS platforms
  • Experience implementing traditional DCS projects and conversions both DCS and SIS
  • High level of understanding of and experience with process control systems including safety instrumented systems, DCS, PLC’s and process control networks.
  • Knowledgeable of Advanced Process Control applications
  • Demonstrate practical application of engineering, and mathematical principles to refinery or chemical processes and unit operations.
  • Ability to effectively use structured approaches in problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Capability of producing results in both a team and individual environment.
  • Demonstrate passion and tenacity for improvement of self, others, and refinery performance.
  • Exhibits a working knowledge of policies, procedures, and applicable regulations.
  • Advanced Computer skills: ability to access, navigate, learn, and use application software such as Microsoft Office, Excel, data acquisition/historian programs, alarm management, and quality control lab systems. Solid verbal and written communication and technical writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of Company personnel
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to anticipate and adapt to dynamic situations
  • Must pass drug test and background check
  • Must be a US citizen

 

Desired Characteristics

  • Eight (8) years or more years of experience in engineering or process control systems working in a chemical or refining plant environment
  • Advanced understanding of oil refining processes (FCC, Reforming, hydrotreating, crude distillation, extraction, blending operations)
  • Demonstrated experience in development and implementation of process control strategy, automation philosophy, or advance process control applications

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.


Nearest Major Market: Tyler

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