Instrumentation Technician - (4427)

Northern Tier Energy - St Paul Park Refining Co LLC - St. Paul Park, US

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As a fast-growing energy industry leader, we hire exceptional people with the passion to make a difference.

At Andeavor, our employees share an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence that sets us apart from other companies in our industry. Our leaders welcome new ideas, encourage diverse perspectives and foster a collaborative team environment designed to optimize business performance while enhancing individual skills. Our High-Performing Culture is demonstrated daily by employees, both inside and outside the office.

We are on a journey to create a special company. Our transition from Tesoro to Andeavor acknowledges the significant progress we have made and signals our aspiration to continue establishing Andeavor as a premier refining, marketing and logistics company. We aim to be better in every way - for our people, our customers, our shareholders, our business partners and our communities.

We operate ten refineries in the western United States with a combined capacity of approximately 1.2 million barrels per day.  Powered by the deep engineering expertise of our workforce, these highly advanced facilities refine crude oil and feedstocks into the transportation fuels and other petroleum products that help drive the markets we serve.  At our refineries – and everywhere we do business – we strive to achieve our ultimate goal of an incident-free workplace - for ourselves, for the families that sustain us and for the communities that surround us. We continually evaluate and invest in technologies and systems to support safe, reliable and clean operations, and we are tireless in our efforts to deliver excellent service to our customers and foster mutually beneficial relationships in the communities where we operate.



St. Paul Park Refining Co. LLC (SPPRC) has a full-time opening for a non-exempt Instrumentation Technician. This position will calibrate, maintain and repair all instruments and control systems within our St. Paul Park Refinery location. The Instrumentation Technician works Monday-Thursday, 6:30 am-5:00 pm with overtime as needed.  Additionally, the Instrumentation Technician’s main responsibilities include:



  • Performing preventative maintenance on plant instrumentation
  • Running diagnostic programs and troubleshoot process instrumentation and Honeywell TDC3000
  • Maintaining and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Maintaining all electronic, pneumatic and mechanical controls on refinery equipment
  • Sustaining and repair process and environmental analyzers
  • Providing startup assistance and project work as necessary for unit outages and construction projects
  • Utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to document work order closure and improve historical records and reliability



  • Associates degree or certification in instrumentation, industrial control/automation or related technical discipline with at least 2 year of working experience in an industrial setting
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Excel/Word)
  • Strong interpersonal abilities to support team philosophy and strategy
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot Distributed Control Systems, PLC’s, Honeywell and Rosemount transmitters
  • Working knowledge of Fisher control valves, 4-20 mA, DE protocol, HART protocol and electro-pneumatic control loops
  • Willingness to work outside in various weather conditions
  • Ability to work overtime, work after hour call outs and occasional plant shutdowns/startups



  • CCST Certification
  • Experience working with Oracle and Meridium software
  • Experience with ABB & Amtek CEM analyzers and Calibration
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings including wiring diagrams, loop drawings, P&IDs and PFDs



  • Physically able to perform all duties required which may involve (among others):  bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, lifting and carrying loads up to 80 lbs
  • Ability to climb to heights of 200 ft or greater above grade and work effectively

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  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Jan 24, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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