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Process Engineer

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Posted: 05/16/2024 Job Category: Engineer Job Number: HA7406516

Job Description

Sr. Process Engineer


Senior Technical Support for Personnel:

  • Monitor assigned area(s) and overall refinery operations and advise management and engineering of any issues that may be surfacing.
  • Advise technical staff and assist them in planning, troubleshooting, unit support, etc.
  • Assist in training of technical, management, and hourly personnel.
  • Provide technical review of all designs, MOC’s, and change orders.
  • Troubleshoot refinery problems by visualizing issues in the field when necessary, using engineering principles and tools, and collaborating with Operations personnel to get the full picture. This engineer should be a “go-to” person for Operations and Engineering personnel based on their experience and engineering skills.


Project Development:  

  • Identify minor and major refinery changes that are needed to improve the safety, reliability, profitability, environmental compliance, etc. of process units or systems.
  • Provide long range development of processes, new product lines, etc. to improve or maintain refinery profitability.
  • Scope out, develop, and provide process design of refinery projects.
  • Obtain support and/or funding for major projects.
  • Assist in commissioning and troubleshooting of major unit or system changes.
  • Assist in improvement of unit and system procedures.
  • Serve as coordinator and/or manage long range on-going functions such as PSM programs, etc.


Advisory and Support Responsibilities:

  • Provide senior technical advisory support to management and other departments in the refining business unit.
  • Advise management on both technical and non-technical personnel performance and potential.
  • Provide additional more in-depth technical support for refinery departments where overall across-plant knowledge of refinery is required.



  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering from an accredited college.
  • Eight or more years of refinery/petrochemical experience and demonstrated knowledge of refinery processes.
  • Proven experience in refinery planning or process equipment design.
  • Demonstrates leadership in improving income generation as well as reducing costs for the refinery.
  • Self-motivated starter, able to work with very minimal supervision. 
  • Effective at working with other management, other engineers, hourly personnel.   
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to lead classes that range in size from 2 to 20. 
  • Possess some skill at refinery process software such as simulation software, design software, etc.



  • Valid driver’s license.

Must have the following:

  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Leadership and motivational skills for peers
  • Self-motivated with desire to learn and develop new skills.
  • Exhibit a “can do” attitude and spirit of cooperation.
  • Support management objectives.
  • Subject to periodic “on-call” duty and non-scheduled call-in 
  • Subject to periodic turnaround technical support including holidays and night shifts.
  • This position requires the individual to be certified to use respiratory protection which includes fresh air work requiring a tight-fitting full-face mask and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) weighing up to 35 lbs. Conditions during use could be routine maintenance or operations activities, emergency rescue including in atmospheric concentrations that are immediately dangerous to life and health. Use of such a device requires sufficient pulmonary and respiratory health and prohibits, at any time in the course of work, facial hair that comes between the sealing surface of the facepiece and the face or that interferes with the facepiece valve function or other obstructions preventing an adequate facial fit.

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