Job Description

Requisition ID 76143 - Posted 11/28/2018 - Texas

Requisition ID: 76143


Provides process control engineering solutions and support to refinery Operations and Technical teams. Implements and sustains best practices for value-driven, loop tuning, complex PID loops, inferential estimators, and multivariable predictive controls to reduce variation and achieve profitability. 

Key Responsibilities

  •     Assists engineering leadership with design of control strategies through achieving and sustaining improvements in advanced process controls, loop tuning, inferential estimator and complex PID (proportional integral derivative) loops. 
  •   Utilizes knowledge of DCS (distributed control system), PLCs (programmable logic controllers), SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), instruments, analyzer, process networks in process control configuration and implementation.  Ensures adherence to corporate standards, guidelines and performance metrics to define, implement and promote optimal utilization and benefits of process control engineering solutions.  
  •     Provides support for all process control applications, maintenance, installation, migration, control loop management as well as steady state and dynamic models.  Monitors performance and recommends modifications to improve reliability of models.  Supports configuration of process control technology versions and operator interfaces.  Performs assessments and assists with process control best practices network. 
  •  Mentors and trains process control technicians and operators. 
  •   Ensures refinery process unit business objectives by association of refinery economics into dynamic process control.  
  •   Provides support for site projects related to process control engineering.  Conducts feasibility and simulation studies evaluating economic value and impact of process controls engineering installations.  Influences sound process control project methods.   
  •  Acts as liaison with partners in development and enhancement of new technologies, company/vendor problem resolution and quality assurance practices.
  • Keeps abreast of evolving technical research and new technologies relative to multivariable control, linear algebra, numerical optimization and estimation theory and related topics.



·         Minimum Bachelors of Science in chemical engineering required.

·         Advanced engineering degree preferred.


·         Minimum 5 years engineering experience in refining and/or petrochemical industry with ability to learn dynamic matrix control.  

·         Demonstrated ability to collaboratively work with plant operators and applying current process control theory including multivariable model-based predictive control and inferential technologies to refining process units.  


·         Proficient in configuration and implementation of Aspen Manufacturing Suite (APC/IQ specific).

          Knowledge of Honeywell TPS/Experion DCS systems.







Andeavor, formerly Tesoro, is a premier refining, marketing and logistics company in the western United States. Our Company operates 10 refineries with a combined capacity of approximately 1.2 million barrels per day, an extensive logistics network, and a retail-marketing system that includes approximately 3,000 retail stations marketed under multiple well-known fuel brands. We employ more than 13,000 talented people.


Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.


Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Vet / Disability










Posting Notes:  || El Paso || Texas || United States (US) || SF:LI-LW1 || |Engineering || 78261 ||

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