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Tacoma, WA, US, 98421

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  823

Title:  Assistant Mechanic

U.S. Oil & Refining, a Par Pacific company, is an industry leader in the production and supply of high-quality motor, aviation and marine fuels and asphalt in the Puget Sound market. We have a refinery capacity of 42,000 bbls per stream day, and total storage capacity of 2.7 million bbls, with 1.4 million bbls of crude and the remainder products. We also offer biofuels in various blends at our loading rack. 


We are looking for an Assistant Mechanic responsible for repair of rotating equipment throughout the refinery and may also be required to repair or assist other multi-craft mechanics in the routine maintenance of other refinery equipment.


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Three (3) years’ experience in rotating equipment maintenance and repair, machinist or millwright craft required. Individual shall have the ability to achieve journeyman level status through on-the-job training and experience once employed.
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of taking clearance measurements and recording information.
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of obtaining manufacturer’s specification data and comparing to taken measurements.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings, plans, pump drawings and seal drawings.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for performing rotating equipment work. 
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and written procedures. 
  • Interest in performing maintenance work in an industrial field setting.
  • Potential to achieve a journeyman skill level in a second craft area before being promoted to a B Mechanic and a third craft area before promotion to A Mechanic. 
  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Technical school credentials are highly desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to do outside work in all weather with considerable climbing. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds is required.
  • Ability and willingness to do work in confined spaces when required.
  • Willingness to do rotating shift work including some nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to work overtime as required.
  • Willingness to do marine vessel mooring activities including deployment of boom, mooring lines and connect/disconnect of loading hoses.


Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma

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