Date:  Jun 27, 2024

Billings, MT, US, 59101

Job Function:  Logistics
Requisition Number:  4808

Title:  Mainland Logistics Mechanical Engineer


The Opportunity  

  • Par Pacific Holdings is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our dynamic mainland logistics division. Reporting to the Mainland Logistics Engineering and Integrity Manger and as key member of our engineering team, you will play a critical role in ensuring the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of our pipeline infrastructure. 


Key activities include:  

    • Perform detailed engineering design calculations for piping & pipelines, including:
      • General hydraulic calculations – ability to size and select pumps, control valves, etc.
      • Ability to use fluid dynamic simulation software (AFT Fathom preferred).
      • Conduct pipe stress analysis using software (AutoPIPE preferred) to ensure all design codes are met.
    • Understanding of all relevant standards/codes, including ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4, CFR Part 195 (Pipeline Transportation of Hazardous Liquids and Carbon Dioxide Pipelines), and applicable API standards.
    • Participate in pipeline risk assessments and have a general understanding of pipeline integrity management programs.   
    • Ability to use 3D scanning equipment and point cloud data.
    • Support project teams throughout the entire engineering lifecycle, from conceptual design through construction and commissioning.
    • Participate in the selection, specification, and procurement of mechanical equipment and materials for pipelines and logistics facilities.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders (project managers, operations personnel) and external contractors to ensure smooth project execution.
    • Provide technical guidance and troubleshooting support during field construction activities to resolve mechanical issues related to pipelines and associated equipment.
    • Prepare clear, concise, and well-documented engineering reports and calculations to effectively communicate technical findings and recommendations.
    • Participate in technical meetings and presentations to effectively convey engineering concepts and project progress to a diverse audience.
    • Maintain a strong commitment to health, safety, and environmental (HSE) principles by following established protocols and procedures.
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in pipeline design technologies, codes, and best practices.
    • Continuously develop and improve technical skills through professional development opportunities.

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 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. To comply with the regulations at this work location, successful applicants must be eligible to obtain a TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential). Please review eligibility criteria at  



Additional qualifications include:

  • Required Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field (PE registration preferred Demonstrated understanding of pipeline design and integrity principles.
  • Proficiency in hydraulic calculations for fluid flow applications.
  • Working knowledge of piping hydraulic and pipe stress analysis software (AFT Fathom and AutoPIPE preferred).
  • Familiarity with 3D scanning equipment and point cloud development is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present technical information to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to multitask effectively and work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD software for creating and maintaining mechanical drawings.
  • Willingness to travel and work in remote locations.
  • Willingness to work remotely and travel 30-50%
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in mechanical engineering, with a strong emphasis on pipelines and other logistics assets.


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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