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Date:  Nov 27, 2019

Newcastle, WY, US, 82701

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  580

Title:  Maintenance Technician

Refinery Maintenance Technician
WY - Newcastle

Join a Strong, Collaborative Maintenance Team Supporting an Important Refinery in Wyoming

Learn & develop your skills in a role where you will tackle a wide array of challenges -- every day is different!

If you have strong mechanical and pipe fitting abilities combined with an upbeat attitude and the desire to enhance and grow your skills, the role of Refinery Maintenance Technician offers outstanding advantages. You will:

  • Join a collaborative, six-member maintenance team that works well together.
  • Learn the intricacies of the refinery including operations. 
  • Enjoy strong training -- if you've got the right attitude and aptitude, will train you in the areas you may not know.
  • Take on a wide range of duties -- you're not just turning wrenches, you'll learn the chemistry, think through issues and enjoy interesting challenges daily.
  • Join a company committed to safety as demonstrated by our outstanding safety record.
  • Set yourself up for advancementThe breadth of this role will give you the skills and knowledge needed to pursue other opportunities in Maintenance and/or Operations. 

If you're not already familiar with Newcastle, it's a close-knit, small town community at the edge of the Black Hills. Every season offers a variety of outdoor activities, from hiking and fishing to skiing and hunting.  

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific's business is organized into three primary segments of refining, retail and logistics. We have refining and logistics assets in Hawaii and Wyoming and a retail distribution network in Hawaii. We also own an equity investment in Laramie Energy, LLC, a joint venture entity focused on producing natural gas in Garfield, Mesa and Rio Blanco Counties, Colorado. Par Pacific has an active, opportunistic growth strategy.

Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting.

Pictured: Par Pacific has invested over $95 million over the last four years to modernize, expand, and upgrade both refinery and pipeline/logistics operations in Wyoming.

The Requirements

The ideal candidate for this role will be a strong general craftsman with oil & gas, plant, mining or similar experience. We will also consider applicants with strong mechanical skills, a good attitude, and the drive and desire to learn who have alternative experience.  

To be a strong fit for the Refinery Maintenance Technician opportunity, you will have:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Mechanical and pipe fitting skills preferred
  • Forklift certification or the ability to learn and operate forklifts and man lifts
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations
  • A strong commitment to safety policies and procedures
  • Computer skills, including ability to use Microsoft Office programs (Word & Excel) is a plus
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions and with situations that involve customers, operations and emergencies.     
  • A valid driver's license and insurable driving record
  • The ability to lift 60 pounds
  • 20/40 vision or better, depth perception, full field; the ability to distinguish colors as required to perform duties

In addition, you will need the following core competencies and characteristics:

  • Flexibility and dependability; the ability to work outside of your assigned shift, including weekends, holidays and evenings, as required
  • Solid communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with team members throughout our organization
  • Strong organization, prioritization and problem-solving skills; the ability to work well with deadlines
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions and with situations that involve customers, operations and emergencies
  • Self-discipline; the ability to work independently and as a strong member of the Maintenance Team
  • Self-motivation
  • A sense of urgency

You will work an assigned shift from 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday, but you'll need to be flexible and stay when needed to complete a work order. The refinery operates 24/7/365, so you must also be willing to take call outs any day and time, as needed, or even change your shift for a time if the refinery is offline. Historically, this role has enjoyed approximately 10% over time.

The position may be exposed to heat, noise, humidity, altitude, smoke, fumes, dust, gases, hydrocarbons, paints, and solvents. You will need to wear personal protective equipment, which we will provide, including safety glasses, flame resistant clothing, earplugs, gloves, steel toe shoes, and a hard hat. We also provide respirators. Additionally, you must have the physical stamina to climb, squat, lift, stand, etc. You will be comfortable with heights and confined spaces.  


The Role

Opportunity Overview
Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, as Refinery Maintenance Technician, you will primarily work within the refinery to support operations and keep the facility running at peak performance. We have 40 miles of refined product pipeline serving the refinery which produces high-quality gasoline, distillates, fuel oil diesel, jet fuel and other products. While 95% of the time you will focus on the maintenance needs within the refinery, on occasion, you will also support basic pipeline maintenance, such as changing filters on the line. All of your work will be generated via a work order system. Typically, you will complete two to three work orders each shift.

Daily Responsibilities
You will work the day shift and complete your daily duties in conjunction with another Refinery Maintenance Technician. Daily duties could include, but will not be limited to, cleaning up the plant, fixing leaking or broken pipes, repairing or replacing exchangers, installing or repairing steam and condensate tubing, changing tanks and filters, insulation projects, and painting.  

Specifically, you will:

  • Receive orders from the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Organize your daily schedule to include all preparations for work including permits and JSAs.
  • Maintain assigned work areas, vehicle and/or its equipment in a clean and orderly manner, performing housekeeping chores as required and/or directed.
  • Follow, maintain and adhere to all safety rules, procedures and regulations.
  • Follow all environmental procedures and report all safety and environmental incidents and concerns to your supervisor immediately. 
  • Use your strong mechanical and pipe fitting skills regularly, while doing your job.
  • Strictly follow instructions, policies and procedures.





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