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Operations Specialist
Tesoro Companies Inc. | Dickinson, North Dakota
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 56001


Provides support to Superintendent Operations/Manager Area Operations of assigned area/zone to ensure safe, environmentally sound and optimum operation of process units. Focuses efforts on development of unit personnel’s ability to safely operate and efficiently utilize process equipment, anticipate operational problems, troubleshoot, and respond to problems quickly. Communicates unit operational issues, performance indicators, constraints and status to refinery departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Through regular field presence ensures assigned area/zone operations are conducted safely and efficiently in environmentally sound manner to comply with operating plan. Receives and executes instructions from Superintendent Operations/Manager Area Operations. Coordinates readiness reviews, Operating Procedures reviews and operating limit policy reviews.
  • Promotes operational excellence in creating and implementing sustainable work processes ensuring safe, reliable, effective and environmentally sound operations. Assists team in identifying opportunities to optimize process unit performance, standardize work processes and streamline workflows with support from technical disciplines. Acts as change agent to instill continuous improvement mindset. Communicates process units’ data to shift teams regularly to promote understanding of current conditions and issues/problems impacting performance. Analyzes suggestions to determine if substantive and sustainable improvements are feasible and presents to management for approval.
  • Works with technical disciplines to troubleshoot and resolve unit performance issues. Mentors team to improve quality of issue identification and resolution.
  • Mentors Operators and coaches Operations Shift Supervisors.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable Environmental Health Safety procedures and regulations. Coordinates process hazard analysis. Completes assigned management of change (MOC) action items. Participates in incident investigations and communicates “lessons learned”. Conducts safety audits. Tracks progress for action items related to incident investigations, MOC, hazard and operability study (HAZOP) to completion and address deficiencies.
  • Collaborates with Training on design, creation, implementation and maintenance of training curriculum for operators. Maintains accurate and current area/zone operating procedures and training manuals. May certify operator training competency.



  • Minimum high school diploma or GED required.


  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in refining operations with minimum 3 years as front-line refinery operations supervisor required.

Special Skills

  • Physical ability to perform essential job duties and work extended hours including nights and weekends in process operations environment. Work may be conducted during periods of inclement weather. Must be able to access all areas of refinery including use of stairs and/or ladders to inspect critical process and mechanical equipment. Must be available to respond to upset conditions during off-hours.

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates seven refineries with a combined capacity of over 895,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,400 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™, Rebel™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a master limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; two crude oil rail facilities; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE: Race / Sex / Veteran / Disability

Posting Notes: || Dickinson || North Dakota || United States (US) || SF:LI-JC-1 || |Refinery Operations || 58601 ||

About Tesoro Companies Inc.

Tesoros Trading Company is a retailer and wholesale distributor of folk arts and crafts from around the world. Owner Jonathan Williams started the company in 1983. He personally selects the items we sell and works with the artisans who make the handicrafts we import.

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