Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Refinery / Plant Operations Supervisor
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Commerce City, Colorado, United States

As a Contact Engineer you will be responsible for providing technical process support for day-to-day operation of the refinery production units. They will be a member of a cross functional team promoting safe and environmentally sound facility operation.


Understanding of refinery operations and maintenances functions

Optimize unit performance through defining unit constraints, solving performance bottlenecks, and identifying energy conservation opportunities.  

Communicate this information to the Production Control Group to aid in determining the optimal operating plan.

Monitor unit mass balances, catalyst activity, heat exchanger performance, unit yields, and performance of advanced control loops to provide recommended modifications to operating procedures and operational guidelines. 

Provide leadership on initiatives that will improve safety performance and environmental compliance by providing process information to the environmental department-related to exceedances, lead and participate in root cause analysis related to exceedances, recommend and implement process changes and projects to prevent repeat environmental events, and develop proactive solutions to environmental issues.

Participate in and lead process safety management (PSM) activities such as hazard and operability studies, management of change, pre-start up-safety-review (PSSR), updating process safety information (process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation drawings, and equipment files) and setting, monitoring, and tracking safe operating limits.

Participate and lead incident investigations, which includes completing root-cause analysis studies.

Provide technical, troubleshooting, and turnaround support to the cross-functional team which includes operations, maintenance, inspection, process controls, and reliability representatives. Includes reviewing and developing operating procedures, working with operators in implementing procedures, and assisting in normal shutdowns, startups, and emergency operations.

Communicate to all levels of the organization on items such as unit status, constraints and/or potential risks.  Also, advise operations on day-to-day activities and train/advise on optimizing operations to maintain environmental compliance and safe operations.

Mentor and guide less experienced personnel as applicable.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.