Date:  May 17, 2024

Kapolei, HI, US, 96707

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  4734

Title:  Reliability Engineer

The Opportunity 


  • Full-time position at a Growth-Oriented Energy Company 
  • Work in a collaborative environment where strong communication and relationship building skills are essential.  We’re better together and are creating a cohesive, high-impact group, rather than a hierarchy 
  • Enjoy a 9/80 work schedule where every other Friday off allows for work-life balance 
  • Reporting to the Reliability Superintendent, this position is responsible for initiatives and improvement of refinery electrical/instrumentation systems. 


Key activities include: 

  • Responsibility for a variety of projects and assignments including maintenance and upgrading of refinery electrical/instrument systems 
  • Provide specifications and installation guidelines for electrical/instrument systems 
  • Provide technical leadership to others in the field of electrical/instrument 
  • Conduct troubleshooting of refinery-wide electrical systems 
  • Use computer-assisted software (ETAP- Electrical Transient Analyzer Program) to complete electrical infrastructure analysis 
  • Provide support and quality assurance for ongoing projects 
  • Coordinate plant efforts in reviewing breakdowns and failures with the intention of eliminating root causes of the failures, increasing the on-stream plan reliability and reducing costs 
  • Keep current with the latest technical innovations in electrical engineering 
  • Assist in continuous improvement process by identifying new information electrical/instrumentation that enhance profitability and reliability 
  • Assist with P&ID development and updating (as-built P&IDs) to reflect field changes 
  • Provide technical support to the maintenance department, including supervision of electrical checks prior to system commissioning 
  • Develop and maintain standardized specifications for electrical selection and installation 
  • Provide primary review of vendor/contractor electrical design to ensure compliance with refinery specifications and applicable safety codes 
  • Reliable and engaged in furthering organizational goals, demonstrated by maintaining high standards of personal performance, professional growth and attendance 
  • Foster trusting relationships with co-workers and cross-functional work areas 
  • Professional behaviors that mirror our Company values of Integrity, Creativity, Hard Work and Respect for Others 
  • Assist with training as needed and assigned 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


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. 


The Requirements  

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. 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  


Qualifications for this role:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required, Electrical Engineering preferred
  • Two or more years of electrical engineering experience preferred 
  • Must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License with acceptable Driver’s Abstract 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required 
  • Working knowledge in ETAP (Electrical Transient Analyzer Program) preferred, on the job training available 
  • Knowledge in SAP work orders and system notifications desired 
  • Must be available to work during off-hours, especially for emergencies and turnarounds 
  • Candidates with greater qualifications may be considered for a higher level position 


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. 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. The office where you'll work is in the Kapolei (Campbell Industrial Park). Located on the southwest side of O’ahu, Kapolei, named for the volcanic cone Pu’u of Kapolei, is colloquially known as the “second city.”  It is a vibrant, affluent city that is growing rapidly and is within a few miles from beautiful beaches, camp sites and adventure parks.  


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.   


Hiring Range: 

The hiring range for this position is $110,000 to $142,000, plus non-discretionary bonus. The candidate selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. 


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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