Wisconsin Energy Institute

Associate Plant Engineer

Date Published: 

March 28, 2013

Position Type: 


Job Location: 

Hartley, Iowa

Job Description: 

Valero Renewables is a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, and is North America’s largest independent petroleum refiner and marketer. With its entry into the Ethanol industry, including 10 state-of-the-art Ethanol Plants in seven Midwestern states, Valero Renewables is the first traditional refiner to enter production of ethanol.

We are currently seeking an Associate Plant Engineer to join our team at the ethanol plant in Hartley, Iowa. This position will provide technical expertise for development, design and execution of capital, expense and maintenance projects in a safe, profitable, timely and efficient manner.

•Develop, design, perform cost estimation and prepare/submit “Authorization for Expenditures” (AFE’s) for capital and expense projects per process design.
•Provide design work and supervision to see that Engineering Work Orders or other assignments are completed accurately and efficiently.
•Prepare accurate mechanical specifications form process specifications.
•Track management of change and ensure compliance.

•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required; preferably in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or Ag Engineering.
•One year related mechanical engineering experience preferred. Ethanol plant experience preferred.

Position level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Valero Renewables-Hartley is located near Hartley, Iowa, about 100 miles east and south of Sioux Falls, S.D. The bio-refinery sits on approximately 350 acres and started ethanol production in August 2008. The facility uses a dry-grind production method and state-of-the-art technology to maintain industry-leading standards in production, safety, product quality and environmental stewardship. The Hartley plant annually processes nearly 43 million bushels of corn into 120 million gallons of denatured ethanol and 400,000 tons of distillers grains co-products. The bio-refinery has a nameplate capacity of 110 million gallons of ethanol per year and employs approximately 65 full-time individuals.
Qualified applicants must apply at www.valero.com

Job Application Deadline: 

April 15, 2013