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Hydraulics Engineer at Flint Hills Resources, LP in Wichita, Kansas

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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''Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the

right roles with the right skills and values.''

- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO



Are you an Engineer with the ability to "think commercially"? Do you have a passion for using your engineering skills to model and analyze complex realities in order to provide strategic business direction? Are you naturally driven to provide superior service to a diverse customer base? Do you want to work in an entrepreneurial environment that has access to the resources of a large company? If the answer to these questions is "yes", consider applying for the position of Hydraulic Engineer within the Hydraulics, Energy and Engineering Group for Flint Hills Resources.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Modeling complex pipeline systems and providing options to determine optimal operation

  • Performing "what if" scenario analyses to evaluate future opportunities

  • Constructing energy cost optimization models and evaluating them on a risk/reward basis; then succinctly presenting your results and recommendations to business leaders

  • Participating in strategic discussions with customers as an embedded member of the customer business team

  • Working with project managers to clarify and input business objectives into your model

  • Supporting a Management of Change Processes and/or Process Hazard Assessments

  • Supporting a cross-functional team in troubleshooting operational issues

  • Developing tools to support more automated operational decision making

  • Validating operating pressures for desired performance levels

  • Brainstorming challenges and opportunities with the Hydraulics, Engineering, and Energy Management Team

  • Supporting the development of vision and direction to advance the Hydraulic capability and increase the value it adds to the business


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, physics or mathematics

  • Up to 10% travel including overnight stays if located in Wichita. Travel requirements could increase if located outside Wichita

  • Passion for optimizing systems

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite  

  • Affinity for learning engineering software skills and tools

  • Ability to work independently without specific, detailed instructions to accomplish most tasks

  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams; including the willingness to challenge status quo thinking

  • Ability to identify with customers and a passion for using your engineering skills to make them more productive

  • Good written and oral communication skills


What Will Put You Ahead:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in chemical or mechanical engineering with specific courses strongly related to fluid flow and energy transfer

  • Experience in the petroleum industry

  • Experience with hydraulic modeling software; experience with Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS) and Pipeline Optimizer (PLO) 

  • Experience/Interest in Analytics and Machine Learning

  • Experience in working with Power Utility counterparties and achieving positive results

  • Willingness to challenge flawed or non-economic decisions or thinking


Want to learn more about Flint Hills Resources?

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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