Project Procurement Specialist

We have a new opportunity at Koch. Job posted Mar 11, 2019; closes May 10, 2019

Flint Hills Resources is looking for a Project Procurement Specialist to join its team in Wichita, KS. Here is the job description:

Project Procurement Specialist   – Requisition # 059440

Our selection process requires online submission of all applications.

Please visit our careers website to investigate additional opportunities, and access our Transition Guide to assist you with your job search, resume writing and interview performance.

Why work for Koch?

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions rather than seniority
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Access to professional training and mentoring
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
  • Your transition reinforced with mentorship from veterans who successfully transitioned into Koch careers.

BE BOLD. NOT BORED:  At Koch, we embrace change. In fact, we encourage employees to challenge the status quo, no matter your role. So, grab the proverbial bull by the horns. Take the opportunity to share your great ideas with the world.

Flint Hills Resources is an independent refining and chemicals company. The company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $6.2 billion since 2002. Its refineries and ethanol plants produce fuels that power much of Texas, the Midwest and the Alaska interior. Its petrochemicals are used to manufacture goods such as plastics, building products and packaging materials. Its asphalt is used in communities across the Midwest and Alaska. The base oils it markets are the principle raw material used to produce premium motor oil, commercial lubricants and sealants and coatings.

FHR is actively seeking entrepreneurial, action-oriented employees with innovative ideas, an intense desire to learn, improve & grow; unfailing commitment to environmental responsibility and safety; and a strong sense of community.  We are also looking for an individual who possess good critical and economic thinking skills, as well as solid communication skills.

If you have any questions about Koch Industries, Inc. or about other Koch opportunities you identify, you may contact John Buckley at (316) 828-4784.

 

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Procurement Process Leader

We have a new opportunity at Koch. Job posted Mar 18, 2019; closes May 17, 2019

Flint Hills Resources is looking for a Procurement Process Leader to join its team in Wichita, KS. Here is the job description:

Procurement Process Leader   – Requisition # 061414

Our selection process requires online submission of all applications.

Please visit our careers website to investigate additional opportunities, and access our Transition Guide to assist you with your job search, resume writing and interview performance.

Why work for Koch?

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions rather than seniority
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Access to professional training and mentoring
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
  • Your transition reinforced with mentorship from veterans who successfully transitioned into Koch careers.

BE BOLD. NOT BORED:  At Koch, we embrace change. In fact, we encourage employees to challenge the status quo, no matter your role. So, grab the proverbial bull by the horns. Take the opportunity to share your great ideas with the world.

Flint Hills Resources is an independent refining and chemicals company. The company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $6.2 billion since 2002. Its refineries and ethanol plants produce fuels that power much of Texas, the Midwest and the Alaska interior. Its petrochemicals are used to manufacture goods such as plastics, building products and packaging materials. Its asphalt is used in communities across the Midwest and Alaska. The base oils it markets are the principle raw material used to produce premium motor oil, commercial lubricants and sealants and coatings.

FHR is actively seeking entrepreneurial, action-oriented employees with innovative ideas, an intense desire to learn, improve & grow; unfailing commitment to environmental responsibility and safety; and a strong sense of community.  We are also looking for an individual who possess good critical and economic thinking skills, as well as solid communication skills.

If you have any questions about Koch Industries, Inc. or about other Koch opportunities you identify, you may contact John Buckley at (316) 828-4784.


Black Hills Corp Careers Available

Black Hills Corporation has the following local positions available:

  • Meter Services Supervisor – Rapid City, SD
  • Staff Accountant I – Rapid City, SD
  • Transmission Planning Engineering Intern – Rapid City, SD
  • Transmission Planning Engineer I, II or Senior – Rapid City, SD

Plus other positions available in:

  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • Wyoming

Please visit their Careers Site at www.blackhillscorp.com/careers to apply and learn more about Black Hills Careers.


Forest Service Hiring Temporary Jobs in the Region

The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service is hiring over 900 temporary jobs in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations for the 2017 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Wildland fire jobs and other early season temporary jobs will be open for applications on USAJOBS.gov from December 15 through December 21, 2017. Recreation, fisheries, forestry, engineering, and other job positions will be open for applications from January 26 through February 1, 2018.

Visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r2/jobs/?cid=fseprd479458 for more information.


Local Jobs with Black Hills Corporation

The following two positions are available locally:

Senior Administrative Assistant – Rapid City, SD

Substation Engineer I, II, or Senior – Rapid City, SD

There are other positions located in Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Arkansas listed on their site. Please visit their Careers Site at www.blackhillscorp.com/careers to apply and learn more about Black Hills Careers.

 


Black Hills Corp- Compliance Coordinator (Lawrence or Wichita, KS)

Job Title: Compliance Coordinator (31138)
Job Description:
Job Specifications

SALARY RANGE: $58,650 – $76,200
Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.
CLOSING DATE: This position will close on October 16, 2017.
LOCATION: This position may be located in Lawrence or Wichita, KS.
PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Responsible for compliance of system records in relation to federal, state, and local regulations. Additionally responsible for the success of special compliance projects through the effective implementation of strategies, processes, procedures, plans of execution, and other duties as assigned.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager, DOT Compliance
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Ensure proper and ongoing maintenance of systems records as they correlate to federal, state, and local compliance requirements.
• Own and successfully execute the full scope of compliance oversight.
• Continually work with operations management along with federal and state regulatory agencies as required through the normal course of business and during audits.
• Implement, and maintain regulatory compliance tracking systems, reports, and correspondence for state and federal agencies along with Company policies.
• Assist with development and revision of Gas O&M procedures along with other company standards as necessary.
• Work with operations management and their assigned personnel to address compliance issues.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Incident/accident notification to state and federal jurisdictional bodies
• Compliance education and communication liaison to local operations
• Damage prevention outreach
• Travel within geographic region (generally Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming) and occasionally out of the geographic region may be required including overnight and/or weekend travel
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
• Works closely with operations personnel at all levels
• Build and maintain relationships with state regulatory body representatives
• Work with remotely-located team to ensure standardization and consistency of process and procedures across utility
EXPERIENCE:
• Three (3) or more years of relevant professional natural gas experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
• Prior natural gas construction experience is preferred.
• Work experience within the utility industry is preferred.
EDUCATION:
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE:
• Holds technical and business knowledge in multiple utility disciplines/processes.
• Moderate knowledge of Black Hills Energy procedures, federal rules and regulations as well as state rules affecting operational compliance.
SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
• Under sensible supervision, perform work that is technical and varied in nature in accordance with federal regulations: Assists in the development of integrated solutions to resolve complex business issues. May follow guidance of more senior staff. Recommends changes in procedures. Operates with reasonable latitude for action or decision. Reviews overall compliance progress with management.
• Strong communication, presentation, database, and computer skills.
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
• Develop and maintain a positive working relationship through effective written and verbal communication.
• Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

We are an EEO Employer

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply


Black Hills Corp- Utility COnstruction Specialist (Lawerence, KS)

Job Title: Utility Construction Specialist  (31128)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

PAY RANGE:   $22 – $28 per hour
Base pay is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on October 11, 2017.

LOCATION:   Lawrence, KS

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Design, estimate and manage the construction activities for basic residential customer construction services. Complete forms, design services, update inventory of parts in appropriate electronic system and create customer accounts. Ensure that customer accounts are set up correctly and that tariffs are consistently applied.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:    Manager Utility Construction Planning

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Design, estimate and manage the construction activities for basic residential customer construction services. Complete necessary forms, design services, update inventory of parts in appropriate electronic systems and create customer accounts.
  • Review job types/work in Service Request tool and assign appropriately
  • Utilize various computer programs to prepare estimates and design basic electrical and gas construction jobs including new services, maintenance (including service line replacements and retirements) and third party damages.
  • Ensure that all work on assigned projects is planned so that construction can be accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner. Enter orders in system in order to be scheduled.
  • Explain company construction policies and procedures to customers and work with customers to best satisfy needs.
  • Assist with storm restoration as needed.
  • Provide backup for Utility Construction Planners on work order preparation, customer contact, technical assistance
  • Work with other departments to schedule construction of customer jobs to ensure that customer needs are satisfied to the greatest degree possible.  Coordinate with customer, internal field crews and contractors.
  • Write work orders for 3rd Party Damages 
  • Manage personal area lighting and municipal light installation projects
  • Assure that electric and gas construction complies with company and industry codes and standards.
  • Assure that contractors hired comply with company and OSHA safety rules.
  • Monitor actual cost vs. estimated cost on all work orders; explain and justify significant variances.
  • Assure that company policies, construction standards, work practices and safety practices are followed.
  • Monitor electric and gas crew’s work schedule to maintain efficient use of crews
  • Ensure accurate mapping of facilities
  • Code and approve contractor job invoices

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote culture of safety, compliance, teamwork and continuous improvement.
  • Perform and manage special projects that may be assigned.
  • Exercise appropriate level of independent judgment on Company proprietary and confidential matters.
  • Provide support to other areas of the Company as requested or assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain positive working relationships with all Company employees.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Experience in a utility environment in the areas of construction preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field preferred.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge of construction design software.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multi-task environment as a collaborative team member.
  • Independent, well-organized, self-starter and able to adapt to change.
  • Ability to develop and implement work processes which contribute to increased efficiencies.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately resolve customer complaints in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to professionally interface with customers and individuals across the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand and utilize continuous improvement tools and concepts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.


The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment.  Job descriptions may and do change periodically.  Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

We are an EEO employer

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply