Date:  May 17, 2024

Billings, MT, US, 59101

Job Function:  Information Technology
Requisition Number:  4625

Title:  Process Control Manager

The Opportunity 

  • Process Control Manager at a Growth-Oriented Energy Company
  • Competitive salary with a strong comprehensive benefits package
  • Opportunity to work in a positive, collaborative, and inclusive work environment
  • Opportunity to serve on the refinery’s extended leadership team to enhance the site culture of integrity, creativity, ownership, and emotional intelligence
  • Career growth and development opportunities within a unique and growing energy company
  • Reporting to the Director of Operations Technology, you will play a pivotal role in leveraging technology to ensure the safe, reliable, and profitable operation of our refinery.  We are seeking an experienced and innovative Process Control Manager to lead our dynamic team.


Key activities include: 

  • Lead and inspire a team of Process Control Systems, Applications (APC), and Plant Information engineers to deliver and support industrial control technology and lifecycle management plans to meet our manufacturing operation's need
  • Champion sustainable process improvements that enhance operator efficiency, effectiveness, and awareness
  • Facilitate the development, installation, and sustainment of Advanced Process Control (APC) applications, including Model Predictive Control (MPC) to optimize unit performance and profitability
  • Manage and allocate budget resources effectively to optimize department performance
  • Set performance expectations, goals, and KPIs for the team and ensure they are met
  • Manage team’s workload distribution, ensuring timely project completion and technical quality of engineering deliverables
  • First point of escalation for process control issues arising from operations requiring coordination with other departments
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify, prioritize, and implement process control improvements
  • Embrace IT/OT convergence, providing guidance and support in industrial control systems cybersecurity to safeguard critical refinery assets
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in automation, advanced process control, operator effectiveness, and manufacturing technologies
  • Provide input on new operations technology solutions and work practices


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 qualification 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:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or related field required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of automation and process control engineering experience in a refinery or petrochemical environment required
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills with a proven ability to manage a diverse team
  • Proficiency in industrial control systems, cybersecurity, and advanced process controls
  • Exceptional problem-solving and project management skills
  • Familiarity with regulatory standards and compliance in the refining industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Industry 4.0 concepts, trends, and limitations in manufacturing technology and data exchange preferred (e.g. wireless, IIoT, cyber-physical systems, smart asset monitoring, digital twins, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience as an effective leader with the ability to inspire and enable others to maximize their efforts and performance to achieve a defined goal
  • Strong foundation in industrial manufacturing operations, operations technology, and advanced process controls
  • A pragmatic approach to innovation and technology selection to drive a competitive edge


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:


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, entrepreneurial-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 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.  



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Nearest Secondary Market: Montana

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