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Date:  Apr 26, 2021

Tacoma, WA, US, 98421

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  1632

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 instruments and analyzers 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

  • At least three (3) years’ experience and journeyman skill level in instrument troubleshooting and repair, including both pneumatic and electronic instruments in an industrial maintenance environment.  In-depth experience with distributed digital control systems required.
  • Experience in repair, calibration and troubleshooting of gas analyzers a plus.
  • Experience and ability to demonstrate journeyman skill level in a second craft within six months of hiring.
  • Ability and willingness to develop usable skill level in a third craft area prior to final qualification as “A” Mechanic.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans, circuit diagrams, and loop diagrams.
  • High School diploma or equivalent. Tech school diploma 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 rotation shift work and a fair share of overtime when it occurs.
  • Willingness to do marine vessel mooring activities including deployment of boom, mooring lines and connect/disconnect of loading hoses.


Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PARR), headquartered in Houston, Texas, owns and operates market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific's strategy is to acquire and develop energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically complex markets. Par Pacific owns and operates one of the largest energy networks in Hawaii with 148,000-bpd of combined refining capacity, a logistics system supplying the major islands of the state and 91 retail locations. In the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies, Par Pacific owns and operates 60,000-bpd of combined refining capacity, related multimodal logistics systems and 33 retail locations. Par Pacific also owns 46% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a natural gas production company with operations and assets concentrated in Western Colorado. Follow this link to learn more about the value of human capital at Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.: https://www.parpacific.com/careers/find-your-fit/retail


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. 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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