Date:  Jul 13, 2024

Newcastle, WY, US, 82701

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  4626

Title:  Process Engineer

The Opportunity

The Process Engineer provides technical support to refinery operations at our Wyoming refinery. The role involves a variety of projects and assignments, including design modifications, troubleshooting, and maintenance of refinery facilities, as well as the design and specification of process instrumentation.


Key activities include:

  • Monitor daily operations of assigned process units.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and optimization of process units.
  • Assess and monitor long-term unit trends, such as catalyst activity, yields, and equipment performance.
  • Assist in the design and modification of process plants.
  • Support startup and shutdown activities, including turnarounds.
  • Perform economic analyses and evaluations of current operations and proposed improvements.
  • Identify and implement ideas to reduce operating expenses or increase product value.
  • Enforce safety and environmental regulations.
  • Communicate daily with operators regarding unit performance and feedback on capital projects.
  • Size and select PSVs, control valves, orifice plates, and other flow devices.
  • Conduct and facilitate PHAs and support PSM roles in MOC, PSSR, and PSI.
  • Assist with P&ID development and updates to reflect field changes.
  • Provide technical support to the maintenance department.
  • Support project engineering activities, such as cost estimates and material requisitions.
  • Available for off-hours work, especially during emergencies and turnarounds.



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.



  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent required.



  • Experience in a petroleum refinery or chemical engineering environment preferred.
  • 3-8 years refining engineering experience or 4 years refinery experience.
  • Ability to climb towers and vessels, work at various heights, and in confined spaces.
  • Safety and environmental sensitivity.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with multifunctional teams.



  • Safety & Environmental: Demonstrates a thorough understanding of safety (PSM) and environmental practices.
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Relates well to and effectively influences others within and across functions.
  • Decision Quality: Makes timely and informed decisions under pressure.
  • Written Communication: Writes clearly and effectively in various settings.



  • Personal protective equipment required: safety glasses, earplugs, gloves, steel-toed shoes, hard hats, Nomex, and respirator.
  • May require work on holidays and weekends, including outside standard business hours.



  • Frequent walking, standing, crouching, and climbing required.
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Vision to 20/40 or better, depth perception, full field, and able to distinguish colors.
  • Exposure to environmental elements such as heat, noise, vibration, and fumes.


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. This role is at our Newcastle Refinery. Newcastle, the county seat of Weston County, offers the neighborly culture you would expect in a small town. We are proud of our great schools, low cost of living, and even lower cost of housing. The downtown historic district is listed with the National Registry of Historic Places, and it helps preserve the Western culture that residents love.  


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: Wyoming

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