Date:  Jun 5, 2024

Billings, MT, US, 59101

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  4718

Title:  Electrical Technician

The Opportunity 

  • Electrical Technician at a growth-oriented energy company
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Challenging work with potential for growth
  • Opportunity to have a daily impact on the success of the refinery and the Company
  • 4x10 work schedule (except during major maintenance events, abnormal operations, etc.)
  • Embrace Montana lifestyle and mindset: We work hard for each other when we’re on, so we can play hard when we’re off.
  • Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, you will be responsible for the repair and preventative maintenance of electrical equipment at the Billings Refinery.  Plant equipment includes motors, motor starters and controls (both low voltage and medium voltage), switchgear, power cable, electromechanical and microprocessor protective relays, and low voltage lighting / distribution circuits.   


Key activities include: 

  • Understand and comply with all Refinery safety procedures and policies, including electrical safety with training on NFPE 70E
  • Perform all tasks associated with electrical equipment repair and maintenance including but not limited to: disassembly, inspection, repair or replacement of parts, re-assembly, final installation / testing, and start-up
  • Properly use common test equipment such a multi-meters, relay test equipment, insulation resistance test devices (e.g. Megger, hi-pot, ductor, TTR, Battery Testing) and similar devices for troubleshooting, inspection and testing
  • Maintain housekeeping in assigned areas according to Refinery standards.
  • Perform work off of fixed, temporary or portable elevated platforms.
  • Adjust equipment to meet operating specifications
  • Operate bucket trucks, hydraulic lift, forklift, overhead cranes


Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position, additional responsibilities and opportunities may be identified based on current business needs.




To meet the basic qualifications for employment, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship.



Qualifications for this role:   

  • Previous work experience related to repair and maintenance of process electrical equipment required
    • 5+ years industrial experience in electrical maintenance preferred with state electrical license or trade school
    • Experience in performing work on all types of electrical equipment listed above rated 120 volts AC through 15KV AC and, 12 volts DC to 132 volts DC preferred
    • Experience with electrical test equipment and solid-state relay/breaker controls preferred
    • Experience troubleshooting and repairing electrical equipment preferred
    • Knowledge of Double ended power systems preferred
    • Knowledge of backup generator systems preferred
    • Knowledge of Motor Operated Valves preferred
    • Knowledge DC battery backup systems preferred
  • Strong commitment to being a leader in personal safety and quality required
  • Ability and willingness to work in inclement weather, work at heights, and work overtime as required (both scheduled and unscheduled)
  • Ability to read and understand electrical drawings including one-line diagrams, wiring diagrams, and control schematics required
  • Computer skills required
  • Ability to work as part of a two-person team and on a crew required
  • Effective communication both orally and in writing required
  • Commitment to work well independent of direct supervision required
  • Capability to achieve goals independently and contribute as a team player required
  • Ability to combine analytical skills and creativity in solving problems required
  • Ability to identify ways to improve processes and controls required
  • Strong work ethic and accountability required



About Us 

At Par Pacific, we own and operate market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically-complex markets. We have built a team of oil and gas industry veterans and subject matter experts to lead our organization with an entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative, problem solving approach. We bring our diverse strengths and motivation to complex markets where we seek out diamonds in the rough. As a nimble, growing organization, we actively pursue new opportunities with corporate financing know-how, respond to local market demands, and adapt to changing external environments.


More Good Reasons to work for Par Pacific 

Unique Culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneurial-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in. 


Location, Location, Location 

Because Par Pacific operates in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. You will work in Billings, Montana, the heart of Yellowstone Country. We have outdoor recreation in all directions and are less than an hour from the mountains. And, as Montana’s largest city, Billings offers options to balance life, work and play — with trails for walking and biking, historic sites, plenty of dining options, a myriad of cultural choices, and the largest healthcare sector between Minneapolis and Spokane. 

Opportunistic growth strategy 

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies. 


Excellent compensation and benefits 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, a robust allotment of paid time off, a 401(k) with company match, retirement savings plans, educational reimbursement, and more. Full-time employees (and their families) are offered medical (with prescription coverage), dental, vision, voluntary critical illness, accident, life/AD&D insurance, Flexible Spending Account and Employee Assistance Program.  Employees can purchase company stock at discounted prices through the Employee Stock Purchase Program. 



Our Headquarters

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. We are a growing energy company focused on renewable and conventional fuels in the Western United States. Par Pacific also owns 46% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a natural gas production company with operations and assets concentrated in Western Colorado.  Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR".  


Our Refineries and Logistics Operations 

We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 218 Mbpd. Par Pacific owns and operates one of the largest energy networks in Hawaii with 94,000 bpd of operating refining capacity, a logistics system supplying the major islands of the state and 90 retail locations. In the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies, Par Pacific owns and operates 124,000 bpd of combined refining capacity, related multimodal logistics systems,  


Our Retail Operations 

We own and operate 90 retail locations in Hawaii under the Hele and 76 brands and 33 retail locations in Washington and Idaho under the nomnom brand.


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 veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.  


Nearest Major Market: Billings
Nearest Secondary Market: Montana

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