Date:  Mar 30, 2024

Billings, MT, US, 59101

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  4335

Title:  Mechanical Engineer

The Role 

Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Supervisor, you will be mechanical engineering support (primarily for piping and fixed equipment) with the objectives of improving safety, environmental, reliability, profitability, and expense performance. As part of your specific responsibilities, in the following areas, you will: 

  • Improve reliability and mechanical integrity within your areas of responsibility
  • Provide troubleshooting and engineering support to maintenance and operations during emergency/incident responses
  • Identify and steward changes through the site’s change management process
  • Complete mechanical integrity tasks as needed to maintain compliance
  • Update documentation and drawings to incorporate equipment revisions and repairs
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of industry codes, standards, best practices, and programs to apply to engineered solutions
  • Support site behavioral-based safety program for the technical function in your area
  • Support maintenance turnaround plan, turnaround basis (interval, Turnaround Basis Memorandum, competitiveness, etc.), milestone compliance, and work list for your area
  • Support turnaround execution with timely and accurate engineering of discovery work


The Opportunity 

  • Mechanical engineer at a Growth-Oriented Energy Company
  • Rapidly integrate into the organization through collaboration with operations, maintenance, engineering, and inspection functions
  • Balance of both office-based design work and field-based practical support 


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. To be a good fit for the mechanical engineer opportunity, you will have: 

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical engineering (or related degree)
  • Experience with fixed equipment maintenance and design, including experience with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and ASME B31.3 Piping Code
  • Knowledge and understanding of fixed equipment strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of mechanical integrity processes
  • Experience with conducting incident investigations and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in mechanical engineering roles supporting refining and/or chemical plant operations
  • Experience with executing complex turnarounds and downtimes preferred
  • Experience and understanding of reliability engineering preferred



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


More Good Reasons to work for Par:  


Unique Culture 

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


Location, Location, Location 

Because Par Pacific is located 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 

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. 


Keys to Success 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development. 

In addition, in order to be a successful mechanical engineer you will: 

  • Achieve goals independently and contribute as a team player 
  • Combine analytical skills and creativity in solving problems 
  • Strong work ethic and ownership 
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization both orally and in written form


The Company 


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. 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, and 31 retail locations. 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". 


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

Job Segment: Mechanical Engineer, Boiler Engineer, Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Change Management, Engineering, Management