Petro Star Valdez Refinery – Operations Director Job Announcement
Do you enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle in a picturesque, small town setting? If you have hands-on refinery operations management experience and love to hike, fish, hunt, 4-wheel, snow machine or ski the back-country, you may be the ideal candidate to become the next Operations Director for Petro Star Valdez Refinery.
Petro Star Valdez is the newest refinery in the United States with state of the art equipment, instrumentation and emission controls. The refinery processes 60,000 bpd of ANS crude and produces Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, Commercial Jet Fuel, Military JP-8 and JP-5 Jet Fuel, Marine Diesel, Home Heating Oil, Turbine Fuel. Recent modifications include addition of a 12,000 bpd Distillate Hydrotreater, Hydrogen Plant and Sulfur Recovery Unit. Valdez, Alaska is a historic community of approximately 4,500 people located on the northwest side of Prince William Sound. Few places offer the majesty of the Chugach Mountains rising from the water, or the diversity of activities to be found in a seaside mountain town. Enjoy a small-town lifestyle while maintaining road access to larger cities such as Anchorage and Fairbanks. Valdez offers a wide range of services including grocery and general shopping, restaurants, banking, healthcare, etc.
Operations Director supervises refinery unit operations and all associated personnel to ensure safe and optimal production for Crude Distillation Unit, Distillate Hydrotreater Unit, Hydrogen Plant, Sulfur Recovery Unit and associated utilities and storage facilities. Responsible for unit safety, regulatory compliance, operations staffing, production scheduling, product quality control, refinery inventory control and product truck loading. Develop annual operating and capital budgets and ensure adherence to budget requirements. Ensure regulatory compliance, testing and reporting is accurate and timely. Work closely with Process Safety Management group to ensure proper training and safety goals are met for facility and all operators. Direct quality control program and review production reports. Demonstrate committed leadership by working closely with shift supervisors and operators to trouble-shoot technical issues, ensure adequate staffing and promote safe, effective operations. Act as liaison with TAPS, product distribution manager, local agencies and Petroleum Terminal. This is a hands-on management role.
Education and Requirements:
BA or AA degree in engineering or science. Formal training in OSHA, PMS safety regulations, project management and in line supervision. Must have at least fifteen (15) years of experience in related refinery operations, engineering and/or refinery supervision combined. Minimum five (5) years operations supervisory experience in distillate hydrotreating or other petroleum catalytic process. Must have experience from a refinery of similar size and be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge in all areas of operation. Need knowledge of control systems and instrumentation. Must be able to use process engineering skills to quickly troubleshoot and direct corrective action. Pass DOT/PHMSA pre-employment drug test and occupational health exam. Need valid AK driver’s license or ability to obtain if relocating. Operations Director must reside in Valdez area and be able to respond to emergencies within reasonable period of time. NOT a rotational job.
Competitive salary and benefit package with relocation assistance available to the right candidate.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to Jillian_c at akexec.c o m. Contact recruiters Charlene Davis or Lauren Caraghar with questions. All qualified candidates who meet or exceed the above Education/Experience requirements or have relevant experience will be contacted.
POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED