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Process Engineer

Company: Par Pacific Holdings Inc
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Date: May 14, 2021


Tacoma, WA, US, 98421

Job Function: Refinery

Requisition Number: 1696

Title: Process Engineer

Broad Role for a Process or Senior Process Engineer to Support Refinery Process Units and Project Work

Enjoy a Great Culture and Career Runway at a Company where Engineering is Highly Valued

If you combine your process engineering expertise with experience in refinery or petrochemical operations, this position offers you several compelling opportunities.

  • Join a high-impact team at a company where engineering is highly regarded. In fact, many of our senior leaders came up through engineering.
  • Expand your skills and experience in a broad role that includes process improvements, operational support, and special projects. You'll be involved in all areas of our operations.
  • We hire with an eye to the future, and strong performance in this role could set you up to take on additional responsibilities or pursue advancement in our organization. While this is not a "fast track" career position (when people join us they tend to stay) it is an influential role for a motivated and ambitious professional with the bandwidth to grow and take on new challenges.
  • Your successes will be noticed and appreciated. We promote a meritocracy in which talent and performance are recognized and rewarded. That is part of the reason that the average tenure here is 14 years. Within USOR, and across our parent company, Par Pacific, you will find people who are driven, hardworking, and entrepreneur-minded professionals.
  • You will earn a competitive salary and bonus opportunity, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; unlimited paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; educational reimbursement; and more.
  • Enjoy a relaxed and results-oriented culture that values work/life balance. Of course, we'll look to you to be flexible at peak times (e.g. shutdown/turnaround activities), but overall the hours are reasonable.

U.S. Oil & Refining, a Par Pacific company, is an industry leader in the production and supply of high-quality motor, aviation and marine fuels and asphalt marketed primarily in the Puget Sound market. We have a refinery capacity of 42,000 bbls per stream day, and total storage capacity of 2.7 million bbls, with 1.4 million bbls of crude and the remainder products. We also offer biofuels in various blends at our loading rack.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Process Engineer opportunity, you will have:

  • A bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • 3-5 years of experience working as a process engineer in a refinery is highly preferred; petrochemical industry experience will also be considered. We also will consider more experienced, senior-level candidates.
  • Solid understanding of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, distillation, and control systems.
  • The ability to independently evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques and procedures.
  • Self-motivation and a strong sense of ownership and follow-through.
  • The ability to achieve goals independently and also contribute as a team player.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Project management skills, including strong organizational and prioritization abilities.
  • Confident verbal and written communication skills.

The Role

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, you will join a team that includes other engineers and designers who perform refinery engineering, design and inspection activities. You will provide process design, process control, and technical support for refinery operations and engineering projects. Areas of support will include crude distillation, hydrotreating, naphtha reforming, isomerization, asphalt blending, sulfur recovery units and refinery utility systems. Broadly speaking your process and project engineering duties will include:

  • Performing process design associated with refinery improvements, including safety, environmental compliance, profitability, efficiency and control systems/technology.
  • Providing technical support to refinery operating and maintenance personnel.

More specifically, you will:

  • Perform and/or manage all phases of engineering projects from conceptual studies, process design, cost estimating, detailed engineering, procurement, construction, through startup.
  • Identify and develop refinery improvement projects.
  • Develop economic justification for refinery improvements.
  • Make recommendations for modifications to improve refinery operations.
  • Prepare engineering specifications for equipment and instrument bid packages.
  • Assist with design and implementation of new distributed control systems (DCSs).
  • Perform process optimization studies.
  • Participate in process hazard analyses (PHA) and management of change (MOC).
  • Administer and/or manage assigned refinery engineering/inspection programs.
  • Perform equipment process inspections during shutdowns/turnarounds.
  • Solicit and evaluate bids for equipment and construction.
  • Provide technical support to other refinery departments (Operations, Maintenance, Environmental, Safety).
  • Monitor and evaluate process unit performance.
  • Utilize simulation software to identify and debottleneck unit constraints.

Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PARR), headquartered in Houston, Texas, owns and operates market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific's strategy is to acquire and develop energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically complex markets. Par Pacific owns and operates one of the largest energy networks in Hawaii with 148,000-bpd of combined refining capacity, a logistics system supplying the major islands of the state and 91 retail locations. In the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies, Par Pacific owns and operates 60,000-bpd of combined refining capacity, related multimodal logistics systems and 33 retail locations. Par Pacific also owns 46% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a natural gas production company with operations and assets concentrated in Western Colorado. Follow this link to learn more about the value of human capital at Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.: https://esg.parpacific.com/human-capital#professional-impact

Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting.

Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma

Job Segment: Process Engineer, Engineer, Construction, Supply, Procurement, Engineering, Operations

Keywords: Par Pacific Holdings Inc, Tacoma , Process Engineer, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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