Operational Excellence Superintendent

Artesia, NM

HollyFrontier in Artesia, NM is seeking a Operational Excellence Superintendent. This position manages multiple aspects and activities of the Conduct of Operation (COO). Manages, develops and supports refinery in the implementation/improvement of effective Conduct of Operation (COO) practices, and provides guidance in resolving significant process unit performance issues associated with operating practices.

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (functions considered essential as defined by ADA) 

  • Manages Conduct of Operations and ensures effective implementation of all initiatives associated with the improvement of operating performance for HollyFrontier refineries
  • Manages the Conduct of Operation’s network, which includes the Operations Managers and provides guidance for initiatives including procedure development, training improvements and sharing process issues and solutions
  • Facilitates sharing of effective practices and lessons learned from operating incidents
  • Ensures the effectiveness of incidents such as the operating procedures and work practices associated with, shutdown, decontamination, start-up, normal operation, emergency operation, etc
  • Manages various company-wide initiatives, which include but is not limited to project management of the initiative, development of standards and procedures, and implementation in a consistent manner at each worksite. Initiatives include but are not limited to Operations Information Management System (Rolta Dashboards) initiative, Operator Rounds (Handheld) initiative, Console Simulator Systems initiative, and Alarm Management initiative
  • Ensures the appropriate training requirements/needs of subordinates are scheduled

Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their manager, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion



A minimum of eight years of engineering or operations experience in a refinery environment are required.


Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other technical discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience, is required.

Required Skills

Ability to lead and direct the work of other associates – typically individual contributors. Working knowledge of commonly used engineering and/or operations concepts and terminology and the ability to apply this knowledge analytically. Ability to stay abreast of new technology developments and processes is essential. Knowledge of and proficiency with MS Office products especially spreadsheets, presentations and word processing applications; strong planning, problem-solving, interpersonal, organizational, leadership, analytical, verbal and written communication skills are required.  General understanding of corporate governance practices, handling regulatory compliance including State, Federal and various other government authorities. Proven leadership skills including mentoring, decision-making, delegation and motivating others. Advanced reading skills and the ability to perform complex mathematical calculations.



A significant amount of experience in the energy industry is preferred. 

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

Direct supervision of employees.

Work Conditions

Office and refinery based. Outdoor duties under wet and/or oil contaminated conditions, at both below grade and elevated positions. Industrial environment, including, but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks and rotating equipment.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require lifting up to 50 lbs, sitting, climbing up to the height of a unit, and bending. In some locations, must be available for weekend and after hour call-outs or be on call and able to respond to emergency situation 24 hour a day for approximately 12 to 15 days per month. Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and respirator as needed. No Beards. May be required to work in confined spaces. 


Our One HFC Culture:

Our one HFC Culture focuses on four key values of safety, integrity, teamwork and ownership. They influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.  Safety is first. We care about our people and work tirelessly to make sure they return home safely, every day. Everything we do is done with integrity. We encourage growth and exciting possibilities by championing a culture of teamwork and ownership.

About HollyFrontier Corporation

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. In addition, HollyFrontier produces base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands, and exports products to more than 80 countries. HollyFrontier also owns a 57% limited partner interest and a non-economic general partner interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership that provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminal line, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HollyFrontier Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

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