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Reference Number: 10854
Location: Texas, United States

Our Client, a multi-site refiner and distributor of petroleum products, has an immediate opening for an Operations Superintendent at one of its refineries in Texas.


Position Summary

Responsible for ensuring safe, environmentally sound, and efficient operation of Crude and Area operating units. Supervise union wage roll employees. Good communication skills and problem solving abilities along with strong technical abilities are necessary. Strong leadership and inter-personal skills are essential.


Units in this Area consist of: Crude/Vacuum, Solvent Deasphalting, Semi-Regen Reformer, Naphtha Hydrotreater, Jet Hydrotreater, Diesel Hydrotreater, Gas Oil Hydrotreater, Aromatics Processing, Saturated Light Ends, Two Sulfur Plants, and Sour Water Stripper.


Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise operators in Crude and Area Operating Units
    • Ensure all rules set forth in the collective bargaining agreement are followed
    • Represent the company on company/union concerns and grievances
  • Address any personnel issues including training, vacation scheduling, work schedules, disciplinary issues and approving timesheets
  • Review operation of units on daily basis
    • Review lab sample results
    • Review energy usage for units
    • Lead unit optimization and troubleshooting initiatives
  • Provide daily orders for units
  • Work with maintenance & project engineering departments:
    • Prioritize daily maintenance items
    • Develop turnaround work scopes for units
    • Develop start-up and shut down timeline for unit outage
    • Work with capital/maintenance group on timing and scope for maintenance/capital projects
    • Develop and promote safety, environmental, and operation improvement projects.
  • Direct, coordinate, or participate in the Management of Change process
  • Ensure operating permits, rules and regulations are complied with
  • Provide training and daily guidance, maintain operating procedures and update training materials, and ensure personnel training requirement/documentation are up-to-date
  • Manage operations budget categories



  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (four year college or university)
  • At least 5-10 years of refinery experience including a minimum of 3-5 years in supervisory or management role.


Our Client offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits package, relocation assistance, and much more.


Please send your resume in Word.doc format to Reed Rogers at and refer to Job No. 10854.