SXL - Butane Blending Startup Specialist

Sunoco Logistics
Philadelphia , PA

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, natural gas liquids, and refined products pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and refined products. SXL’s general partner is a consolidated subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP).  Our business is characterized by extensive industry and safety experience, strong financial fundamentals, and operational flexibility. Collectively, a strong asset base and the successful execution of our business strategies have consistently delivered substantial returns to unitholders.


Primary Responsibilities

The Butane Blending Startup Specialist will be responsible for safe and systematic commissioning of new butane blending facilities. Work closely with Project Manager and customer’s personnel to ensure smooth transition between construction and operations.

Duties include:

Commissioning tanks, pumps, control skids and other equipment
Sampling and testing product using portable analyzers
Training customer operations personnel and local emergency responders
Developing and maintaining documentation required for Process Safety Management
Supporting Project Manager in completion of startup activities
Overseeing construction contractors
Troubleshoot operational issues pre and post startup
Document findings/lessons learned for the benefit of the project teams
Assist with maintenance projects during down-time in between project start-ups


Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent related experience.
Experience in the refined products industry, experienced in refined products terminal operations, and experienced with pumps, valves, and pipeline manifold systems operations.
Hands on experience with mechanical systems.
General knowledge and experience of field instrumentation and low voltage electrical systems.
Must be self-directed and safety driven, with experience in safely working with liquid hydrocarbons.
Well-balanced interpersonal skills. Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, consultants, and representatives of various local, state and federal agencies.
75% travel commensurate with project schedules and timing of commissioning activities
Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.


Preferred Experience

Previous experience in Quality Assurance.
At least 3-6 years’ experience including in depth technical knowledge working on construction projects.


Special Considerations        

We seek someone with integrity, who is passionate about their work; takes ownership of his/her results, and can represent Sunoco Logistics with professionalism.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet