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Staff Process Engineer

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Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Superior, Wisconsin, United States

Company: Husky Energy

Posting End Date:  MAY, 25, 2021

Posting will expire at 11:59 pm local time.


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.


We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.


Job Summary

This position is responsible to provide advanced process engineering and technical support to plant operations in the following areas; diesel/kerosene hydrotreating, naphtha hydrotreating, and reforming. As a staff level process engineering, you will be responsible for identifying production opportunities, implementing plant improvement projects, and troubleshooting production issues using innovative data analysis and solutions.


Additionally, the refinery is currently going through a rebuild project to bring the refinery up to industry standards after an incident in 2018. This is a major project totaling over $1B touching every process unit in the refinery. This position will require an experienced person to help guide the refinery towards a safe and on-time start-up.


Core Responsibilities

  • Performs advanced engineering calculations (i.e., mass balances, energy balances, catalyst life tracking, conversion calculations) to optimize equipment and product quality.
  • Gathers, analyzes, interprets, acts upon and disseminates pertinent unit operations data that monitors the performance of the unit.
  • Makes recommendations to improve unit yield, improve catalyst life and/or optimize energy consumption.
  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in hydrotreating and reforming areas, in particular with UOP technology
  • Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods to rapidly correct or improve process issues.
  • Maintains awareness of all Safety, Health and Environmental issues that impact the unit, refinery, and personnel.
  • Evaluates the economic feasibility of projects assigned and provides Process Engineering services during engineering, construction, and start-up of projects.


  • Minimum 10 years of professional process engineering experience is required
  • Minimum 5 years of process engineering experience related to hydrotreating and/or reforming is required
  • Experience related to major project commissioning & start-up
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Desktop Applications

  • Experience with SAP or other Business Enterprise Software

  • Process simulation experience with HYSYS

  • Experience with PI Process Book

  • Effectively communicate to all levels of the organization

  • Attention to detail


Education & Professional Designations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering is required
  • Professional Engineering License is an asset

Safety Sensitive

  • Safety Sensitive: No
  • Employment of a final candidate selected for this position will be conditional upon successful completion of required pre-employment medical and alcohol/drug assessments.

Organizational Competencies

  • Drives for Results
  • Forward Thinking
  • Change Agility
  • Develops Potential
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Works Collaboratively



Please note that pre-employment background checks are pre-conditions to Husky employment offers and must be completed successfully before you are confirmed to start with Husky.


Husky Energy is an affirmative action employer and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, or other personal or physical characteristics protected by law.


Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia. 


Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.