Engineer IV - Mechanical

Hollyfrontier Corporation Cheyenne , WY 82003

Posted 7 months ago

HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining LLC located in Cheyenne, Wyoming is seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer. This position will be responsible for conducting engineering and Project Management assignments for the Projects/Design Engineering Department, working independently and acting as resource and lead position for less experienced personnel.

This position is not eligible for International Relocation Program benefits.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (functions considered essential as defined by ADA)

  • Defines Projects by determining project objectives, selecting technical strategies and providing technical assistance to the business unit(s)

  • Plans Projects by writing specifications, developing schedules and budgets, and identifying and developing process design of additions and improvement to existing processes

  • Implements Projects by monitoring performance, taking corrective actions, providing feedback to project team such as generating, monitoring, and updating operating procedures and reporting weekly/monthly, and negotiating for materials, supplies and services

  • Completes Projects by delivering output, wrapping-up administrative details, evaluating the project in its entirety

  • Acts as a mentor to other engineers

  • Tracks performance measures and recommends parameters

  • Uses past knowledge and experience to ensure safe, environmentally secure, and efficient operations

  • Provides documentation and operating analysis for management

May be required to do some or all of the following:

  • Supports and optimize refinery or pipeline/terminal operations with troubleshooting skills

  • Designs chemical or other plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products

  • Designs pipeline/terminal or other equipment and devise processes for crude and refined product movements via pipeline, terminals and/or tankage

  • Conducts research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.

  • Designs, plans layout, and oversees personnel engaged in constructing, controlling, and improving equipment for carrying out chemical processes on a commercial scale

  • Provides mechanical, civil, and structural review for all new, existing, and revamped equipment and facilities to ensure consistency with applicable design standards such as API, ASME, NFPA, ANSI, OSHA, etc.

  • Starts up assistance for existing as well as new facilities

  • Performs FEL and detailed design work and completes AFEs for capital upgrades

  • Develops and implement processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most cost efficient manner

  • Investigates and resolve work-in-process problems.

  • Assist Maintenance with troubleshooting mechanical, piping and civil problems and recommend solutions as appropriate.

  • Recommends and implement improvements and/or modification in sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters

  • Reviews proposals of outside vendors regarding the purchase of new or modernization of existing processing equipment

Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their supervisor, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion.


A minimum of 15 years of progressive work experience in a specific engineering discipline and project management experience is required. Examples include: pipe stress and supports, Vessels, Towers, Drums, Tanks, Pumps, Compressors, Exchangers, cost estimation, AFE and Front End Loading, Staged Gate Project, and Execution Project management.


Professional Engineer registration, refinery or petrochemical industry experience preferred. PMP certification is preferred. AutoCAD and CADWorks software familiarity desired.


A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required.


Technical expert in area of mechanical and piping design engineering. Advanced ability to stay abreast of new technology developments and processes and apply knowledge analytically. Strong knowledge of Microsoft products and commonly used engineering concepts and experience with engineering software. Familiarity with standards and practices including: API, ASME Sections 2 & 8, B31.3, ANSI, OSHA 1910. Ability to effectively communicate with others, both written and verbal communication, advanced reading and writing skills, with the ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations.


May be responsible for the supervision of personnel as well as contractors.


Office and plant based with up to 20% travel by land and air required. Petroleum refinery, warehouse/plant environment, and out-of-doors environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment, wet and/or oil contaminated conditions, at both below grade and elevated positions, and working in confined spaces. Subject to all temperatures, weather and varying road conditions.


Our primary values at HollyFrontier are: We put health and safety first; we care about the environment. All HollyFrontier employees are expected to work safely every day and be safety & environmental leaders. This includes active participation in the following:

  • Stops and/or reports any unsafe work or conditions

  • Follows safety & environmental policies and procedures

  • Supports safety & environmental goals and initiatives

  • Participates in safety & environmental meetings, training, emergency drills and hazard recognition programs

  • Reports all accidents, injuries and near misses, and participates in associated investigations

  • Participates in industrial hygiene, medical surveillance and behavior based safety programs

About HollyFrontier Corporation

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. In addition, HollyFrontier produces base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands, and exports products to more than 80 countries. HollyFrontier also owns a 57% limited partner interest and a non-economic general partner interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership that provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminal line, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier.

Join HollyFrontier where you have the opportunity to develop and own your career! #LI-DNI

HollyFrontier Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.


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Engineer IV - Mechanical

Hollyfrontier Corporation