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Date:  Dec 10, 2019

Newcastle, WY, US, 82701

Job Function:  Logistics
Requisition Number:  738

Title:  Pipeline Operator

Develop Your Skills and Career Options at Strong-Growth Company

This important role offers you multiple opportunities at a rapidly growing company:

  • You will learn skills associated with pipeline operations
  • We encourage professional development; for example, you may be able to cross-train to work in the refinery.
  • Success in the role could set you up to pursue promotion along different career paths in our organization.

If you're not already familiar with Newcastle, it's a close-knight community at the edge of the Black Hills. Every season offers a variety of outdoor activities, from hiking and fishing to skiing and hunting. We have multiple opportunities for Pipeline Maintenance Technicians, so feel free to share this information with your network.

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.

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

To be a good fit for the Pipeline Operator opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma
  • An attention to detail
  • The ability to do high school level math
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Outlook and Word
  • A strong commitment to safety and environmental guidelines
  • A valid driver's license and insurable driving record.
  • Solid communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with coworkers, other departments and the public as necessary
  • Self-discipline and the ability to work independently.
In general, you will work regular business hours Monday through Friday, but there will be required overtime and you will need to be flexible and willing to take call outs and work after hours, weekends and holidays as required.

The position also will require exposure to adverse weather conditions and hazardous environments, as well as the physical stamina to climb tanks and work long hours in the field. You will also need to wear personal protective equipment, which we will provide.

Pictured: Another of Par Pacific's operations is the largest and most complex refinery in Hawaii, on Oahu. It's part of an integrated statewide logistics system that includes 8 terminals, 3 barges and 27 miles of pipeline.

The Role

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, you will join a team that includes other Logistics personnel. This team supports an extensive logistics network in northeastern Wyoming and includes: •140+ miles of crude oil gathering systems.
  • 40+ miles of refined product pipeline.
  • A 6-mile pipeline connecting a jet fuel terminal in Rapid City to Ellsworth Air Force Base.
The pipelines serve our Wyoming refinery, which produces high quality gasoline, distillates, fuel oil and other products.

 In this role, you will be a key part of the daily operation and maintenance activities with Wyoming Pipeline Company. You will interact with multiple company departments and be responsible for the operations that relates to key elements that are vital to our day to day operation. While you will start your day at the refinery, you will spend the majority of your time out in the field.

More specifically, you will:
  • Reconcile Daily crude inventory
  • Perform product sampling
  • Provide input and support for expense and capital projects, initiatives, contracts, manuals and programs
  • Assume responsibility for the oversight of safe operations and performance of contractors and vendors. Maintain safe work environment for employees. Monitor compliance and review of safety manual and operations manual
  • Participate when required with internal / external auditors to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures. Participate with regulatory auditors to ensure compliance with regulations and assists correction of deficiencies. Maintain compliance with state and Federal DOT, PMSHA, EPA and OSHA regulations. Participate in spill drills and exercises as required. Assist with emergency responses and incidents
  • Maintain a strong commitment to customer service
  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance tasks as required
  • Monitor activity in and around pipeline facilities and respond as necessary to protect system integrity
  • Manage all pipeline activities with a focus on safety, environmental and DOT standards and regulations
  • Analyze proper tool usage and equipment to perform integrity management and regulatory tasks on oil or liquid pipelines
  • Maintain daily/weekly completion records and reports for management review
  • Participate in internal and external meetings to advocate logistics and company interests
  • Respond to emergency response efforts in the event of a release or other emergency situation as part of the Emergency Response Team. Serve in various roles within the Incident Command System as required
  • Handle other job duties as required and directed.
Graphic: You will help maintain much of the pipeline shown in this map.

What's in It for You

Employee Value Proposition
Par Pacific is a growing energy company that provides more opportunity and career growth potential because of our ambition, entrepreneurial mindset, our premier market position, and our integrated business systems.

Working at Par Pacific is different. Because Par is a smaller energy company, employees have the opportunity to make a great impact on the business and to influence decisions. People truly have amazing careers at Par because they are exposed to all areas of the company and are connected to many of the industry experts.

Autonomy and support
You'll work independently, but you'll share know-how and ideas with the other Technicians as well as other employees in the organization. Help is always just a phone call away.

Unique Culture
There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific – an unorthodox niche player in the energy space that drives operations from production-to-delivery. And there’s certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. If you’re at Par, you’re a driven, creative-thinking, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professional that loves to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in!

Great place to live and work
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'll work in Newcastle, the county seat of Weston County, which offers the neighborly culture you'd expect in a small town. We're proud of our great schools, low cost of living, and even lower cost of housing. If you love the outdoor life, there aren't too many places to beat Newcastle.

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.

Dynamic environment
Our ongoing strong growth and commitment to continuous improvement mean there is positive change under way. That change can create advancement opportunities for strong performers.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage (and plenty of overtime opportunity), we offer comprehensive benefits that include medical and dental insurance; life and AD&D insurance; retirement savings plans; employee assistance programs; and more. In addition, we provide safety glasses, Nomex flame resistant coveralls, earplugs, gloves, steel toe shoes, hard hats and respirators.

Pictured: Par Pacific's retail operations offer gasoline and other petroleum products in Hawaii under a new local brand, Hele, as well as the Union 76 and Tesoro brands. We operate 91 stores on five islands.

Keys to Success

Your technical knowledge will be essential, but just as important will be a degree of business acumen to understand how the business works and how your role supports business objectives. In addition, in order to be an outstanding Pipeline Maintenance Technician, you will:
  • Manage multiple activities and priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Achieve goals autonomously but also contribute as a team player.
  • Deliver results and operational excellence by planning, organizing and owning work assignments from start to finish.
  • Build solid interpersonal relationships by relating well to others, communicating effectively, bringing a collaborative approach and influencing others as appropriate.
  • Make good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement.



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