Mechanical Engineer II
HollyFrontier Corporation - Cheyenne, WY

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Conducts engineering assignments for the Engineering Department and functions as a technical specialist, formulating and developing moderately complex engineering concepts.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (functions considered essential as defined by ADA)
Uses common engineering concepts in a particular field to perform projects, and assignments for the engineering department with direct supervision and exercises judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
Estimates the cost and feasibility of a given project, supervises contractors and field activities and provides discipline specific engineering assistance, direction and development assistance to colleagues depending on assignment
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

May be required to do some or all of the following:
Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products
Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes
Design and plan layout for chemical processes on a commercial scale
Design most effective arrangement of operations, such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer distillation, oxidation, hydrogenation, and polymerization
Implement processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most cost efficient manner
Investigate and resolve work-in-process problems
Recommend and implement improvements and/or modification in sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters
Review proposals of outside vendors regarding the purchase of new or modernization of existing processing equipment
Review plans and prepare or review technical specifications, contract documents and estimates
Work on design/engineer projects
Procure equipment/material
Track schedule and costs
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
Design and build plant additions and modifications
Act as a liaison between the company and county and state agencies
Conduct fitness for service evaluations
Provide Maintenance engineering support
Provide Turnaround engineering support
Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their supervisor, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion.

Application must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on February 8, 2013.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

HollyFrontier Corporation is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.


A Minimum of 2 years of progressive work experience in a mechanical engineering position. Job duties include the reading and interpretation of blueprints, technical drawings, and the like. Research, design, evaluate, install and operate mechanical equipment systems and processes. Ability to investigate equipment failure and properly diagnose faulty operations.

Refinery or petrochemical industry experience and registration as a Professional Engineer preferred. Design, project and maintenance experience with a Refining Company. Familiarity with MOC concepts and procedures. Candidate with familiarity in Instrumentation, Electrical, Controls as well as ME experience.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required. Self-confident, highly motivated, self-directed individual, Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. High level of computer skills.

Intermediate knowledge of commonly used engineering concepts and ability to apply this knowledge analytically. Ability to coordinate all phases of a project. Working familiarity with applicable Industry Codes & Standards including ASME Section VIII, B31.3 and API.

Working knowledge of Microsoft products and experience with engineering software is preferred. Self-confident, highly motivated, self-directed individual, Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. High level of computer skills.

May be responsible for supervising contractors depending on assignment.

Office and plant based with up to 10% travel required. Subject to varying weather conditions and required to work in all temperatures, including outdoors.

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs, climbing up to 200 ft, perceive color differences, required to wear personal protective equipment as needed and a respirator in emergency situations (beards are not permitted), a bility to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential (inability to maintain standard insurance rates is grounds for dismissal), v alid State driver’s license and proof of insurance required. Depending on location must satisfactorily complete a comprehensive medical physical examination. Job conditions may require twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching or grasping, and working in confined spaces as permitted.

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