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Ponca City Refinery:

The Ponca City Refinery in Oklahoma has a crude oil processing capacity of 203 MBPD. Both foreign and domestic crudes are delivered by pipeline from Canada, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. The refinery's facilities include fluid catalytic cracking, delayed coking and hydro-desulfurization units that enable it to produce high ratios of gasoline and diesel fuel from crude oil. Finished petroleum products are shipped by truck, rail and Company-owned and common carrier pipelines to markets throughout the mid-continent region. Operations are run 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Major Products: Gasoline, Diesel, Jet fuel, Kerosene, Heating oils.

Capacities: Crude oil and Other Charge Capacity: 203,000 BPD; Gasoline Production Capacity: 110,000 BPD; Distillate Production Capacity: 85,000 BPD.



The Instrument Engineer is responsible for the design, engineering, and implementation of process instrumentation and control systems from initial conception through commissioning. The Instrument Engineer is responsible for design and engineering that provide the most reliable and cost- effective instrument and control systems. The Instrument Engineer also provides consulting services to process engineers in developing process design specifications, develops operating and training manuals for mechanical and process personnel, and participates in training operating personnel. The Instrument Engineer writes purchase and construction specifications and writes and performs Factory Acceptance Tests procedures. The Instrument Engineer specifies, procures, and configures Distributed Control Systems, and field hardware such as transmitters, control valves, and electronic transmission systems.


The Instrument Engineer utilizes American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards, Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) Standards, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and ConocoPhillips standards and practices to perform the above functions..


Responsibilities may include:

  • Instrumentation and controls capital projects engineering including front-end-loading, cost estimates, specifications and oversight of detailed design.

  • Identifying areas where instrumentation/controls can improve plant operation and profitability

  • Owning and leveraging the application of instrumentation safety standards, mechanical integrity, design, and maintenance.

  • Functioning as Project Engineer on instrumentation and control system capital projects and large instrumentation maintenance projects

  • Using documentation systems and processes which maintain accurate instrumentation equipment and control system information and drawings

  • Supporting criticality assessments of the plant's instrumentation equipment

  • Designing Refinery Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) design and maintenance

  • Performing Safety Integrity Level (SIL) analysis and engineering upgrades of safety instrumented systems

  • Assisting in developing strategic plans for implementing/upgrading instrumentation and control systems

  • Serving as a technical resource to properly identify new and existing equipment specifications and proper operating parameters/ranges for instrumentation equipment

  • Overseeing application and interpretation of National Electric Code and other applicable city, state, federal codes and standards (e.g. NPRA, NFPA, API, ISA)

  • Performing audits of instrumentation installations and process control loops including failure analysis inspections

  • Interacting with engineering and construction contractors, both on- site and off- site

  • Review instrument changes for Management of Change approval.  Ensure that changes are properly designed and documented.

  • Assist with training and development of operators, technicians, and engineers in order to high-grade skill sets with respect to the instrument asset base.

  • Support DCS operator interfaces with respect to information presentation and abnormal situation management.

  • Facilitate increases in unit availability, increases in product quality, and reductions in refinery maintenance costs by developing and maintaining reliability systems for the plant's instrumentation assets. Provide leadership for implementation of these reliability systems.




  • Must possess a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Physics or equivalent

  • 3+ years of experience in a refinery and/or chemical industry

  • 3+ years of direct experience in process instrumentation design and/or maintenance.



  • Knowledge of the Ponca City Refinery instrumentation asset base.

  • Proficient in use of SAP - PM & PS Modules

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience designing and supporting Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF), Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), and High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS).

  • Proficient in computer applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and MS Projects

  • Expert knowledge of field instrumentation and controls through design and field installation experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS), preferably on Client TDC3000 / Experion and FSC Safety Managers.

  • Demonstrated knowledge on Process Analyzers, Chromatographs, and Gas Monitoring Systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of SPI (InTools) database and specifications

  • Strong analytical skills including statistical analysis

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment

  • Accepts ownership, is accountable, and delivers on commitments

Ability to work in cross-functional teams



Nesco Resource is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.

Job Number: 18-50643
Job Location: Ponca City, OK
Rate: 0.0USD/Hour
Per Diem: --
Overtime: --
Start Date: 2018-12-04 00:00:00.0
Input Date: 12/04/2018
Last Updated: 06/14/2019
Attention: Kristy Thompson
Address: 101 COMMERCE ST STE 3001
City, State: LAKE MARY, FL 32746
Phone: 407/710-8000
Fax Phone: 407/710-8001

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