Husky looks to add 15-20 process operator trainees


By David Trinko - dtrinko@limanews.com



Dean Hempfling, operations director for the Husky Lima Refinery, talks about the qualities needed for the refinery’s process operator trainee class during a press event Tuesday.

Dean Hempfling, operations director for the Husky Lima Refinery, talks about the qualities needed for the refinery’s process operator trainee class during a press event Tuesday.


David Trinko | The Lima News

LIMA — If you like to troubleshoot, the Husky Lima Refinery might have a job for you.

Since Ohio Means Jobs Allen County likes to troubleshoot, it may be able to help you get the foot in the door into the process operator trainee class this year.

”Every day I see firsthand the difference our process operators make,” said Dean Hempfling, the operations director at Husky Lima Refinery. “Our operators make enormous contributions. What we’re looking for are continuous learners and question-askers.”

A process operator is responsible for the operation and maintenance of equipment in the chemical and petroleum process operating areas of the plant. The company is looking for 15 to 20 new hires for the role. Applicants must be 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent and be legally authorized to work in the United States. Husky prefers applicants who’ve done similar work in a refinery, chemical, nuclear, wastewater treatment of pharmaceutical industry, but Hempfling said they’ll train the right candidates.

People interested in applying to join the trainee class can learn more about the position at j.mp/38qcZVM.

Husky is partnering with Ohio Means Jobs Allen County, which will help potential employees apply. It will also offer testing for the position to selected applicants at its offices near Commerce Parkway and state Route 65 in Lima. You get assistance from Ohio Means Jobs Allen County at OMJAllen.com, by calling 419-999-0360 or visiting its office, 951 Commerce Parkway, Lima.

“If you feel like you’re one of these individuals who’s a problem solver and motivated individual, we encourage you to get into that application process,” said Joe Patton, executive director of Ohio Means Jobs Allen County.

The government entity will help people prepare for the math portions of the job and some generalized testing to prepare possible candidates. The goal is to help people get to work at reliable companies that continue to grow, such as Husky. Husky is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cenovus Energy, an energy company with oil and natural gas production operations in Canada and Asia, as well as refining operations in Canada and the United States. Husky recently completed an upgrade to increase processing of heavier crude oil, which can be less costly.

“Companies don’t tend to make this kind of investment unless they’re planning to stay for the long haul,” Patton said.

Dean Hempfling, operations director for the Husky Lima Refinery, talks about the qualities needed for the refinery’s process operator trainee class during a press event Tuesday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/03/web1_Husky.jpgDean Hempfling, operations director for the Husky Lima Refinery, talks about the qualities needed for the refinery’s process operator trainee class during a press event Tuesday. David Trinko | The Lima News

By David Trinko

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