Field Technician Entry

at HF Sinclair
Location Artesia, NM
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type


Basic Function

Holly Energy Partners is seeking an Entry Field Technician. The Entry Field Technician will be responsible for learning the skills necessary for transportation and purchasing of producer’s crude oil. Acts as first purchaser of Crude Oil at the tank battery, tests grade and content, and measures purchased amount. Monitors system load and controls flow of crude oil in gathering systems. Conducts measurements and sampling of crude oil, products and natural gas liquids, performs related administrative duties, periodically inspecting equipment and performing maintenance at facilities as required under supervision.

Job Duties

(functions considered essential as defined by ADA)

Practices the use of devices known as ‘pigs’ to perform various cleaning, clearing, maintenance inspection, dimensioning, process and pipeline on existing pipelines
Gauge all crude gathering field which includes assigned stations, leases on pipeline for accurate crude oil inventories for daily over and under
Performs all duties associated with custody transfer operations in accordance with established company policy and procedures for various crude oils
Prepares run tickets showing measurement, grade and content of purchased crude oil determining purchase price paid to producers
Acts as liaison to producers’ representatives in the field
Performs periodic equipment inspections, equipment maintenance, meter calibrations and proving as required
Performs non-routine maintenance on various facilities as required
May conduct measurement and sample products at terminals or pump stations
Witnesses meter proving operations as company representative
Represents the company in measurement and quality analysis disputes
Will be required to learn other tasks associated with crude oil gathering
Once trained in all aspects of crude oil gathering, will be relief for other Field Tech’s as needed

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


A minimum of 2 years of general work experience is required.

A minimum of three years of job related experience, either three plus years in the Oil and Gas Industry in operations OR three plus years in military fuel management OR three plus years in natural gas pipeline operations OR equivalent.

Education Level

A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Required Skills

Advanced ability to perform mathematical calculations and advanced measurement skills to assignments based on pre-established guidelines of Company Policy and required regulations. Advanced knowledge of safety procedures and precautions. Strong mechanical aptitude. Basic reading and writing skills, and ability to effectively communicate with others, both written and verbal communication.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

Company agent for purchasing crude oil at the tank battery at approximately $25,000 per tank purchased with daily purchases of about $250,000. No secondary approval of the purchase; the run ticket is agreement to pay.

Work Conditions

Field based and with 60% travel by land and air required. Out-of-doors environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment. Required to work in all temperatures including outdoors. Subject to varying road and weather conditions. Subject to shift work and 24-hour on-call availability. May be required to work in confined spaces.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, twisting, crouching, stooping, crouching, kneeling, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements. Reaching or grasping, lifting and/or carrying up to 50lbs, pushing and/or pulling up to 50lbs, climbing up to 40ft, perceiving color differences, ability to wear personal protective equipment (beards not permitted) and strenuous physical activity. Job conditions may require ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential, valid State driver’s license and proof of insurance required.

Our One HF Sinclair Culture:

At HF Sinclair, we are united through our One HF Sinclair Culture, which is underpinned by our five core values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Ownership and Inclusion. Developed to empower our people, our five core cultural values are at the heart of everything we do and extend to how we engage our stakeholders. These values influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.
We maintain a true Safety culture for our employees, communities, environments and customers. Our goal is to make sure everyone returns home safely each day. We have a long-standing commitment to Integrity and ethical behavior and do what is right for our employees, investors, communities and the environment. We encourage employees to Step Up and Stand Out by championing a culture of Teamwork and Ownership. We foster a culture of Inclusion by encouraging diversity of experiences, viewpoints and backgrounds. What makes each of us different, together makes us stronger.

About HF Sinclair Corporation

HF Sinclair Corporation ("HF Sinclair"), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent energy company that produces and markets high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel and other specialty products. HF Sinclair owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Washington and Utah and markets its refined products in 19 states principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. HF Sinclair supplies high quality fuels to more than 1,300 Sinclair branded stations and licenses the use of the Sinclair brand at more than 300 additional locations throughout the country. In addition, subsidiaries of HF Sinclair produce and market base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, and export products to more than 80 countries. Through its subsidiaries, HF Sinclair produces renewable diesel at two of its facilities in Wyoming. HF Sinclair also owns a 47% 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, terminalling, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HF Sinclair subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HF Sinclair 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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