Date:  Nov 26, 2022

Tacoma, WA, US, 98421

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  3187

Title:  Instrumentation & Controls Engineer


Par Pacific is a growth-oriented company that owns and operates market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically-complex markets. Par Pacific combines experience in the oil and gas industry with corporate financing know-how. We bring this unique strength to complex markets where we seek out diamonds in the rough. As a nimble, entrepreneurial organization, we actively pursue new opportunities in response to local market demands and changing external environments.


The Role 

Reporting to the Process & Controls Supervisor, you will be responsible for the execution of a variety of engineering projects involving the design, modification, development and maintenance of Refinery and Logistics facilities, while meeting all safety, technical, fiscal and schedule obligations. As part of your specific responsibilities, in the following areas, you will: 

  • Work on smaller projects and/or as a team member of larger projects
  • Evaluate, select, specify and engineer certain control systems or products for a project
  • Assist PMs and/or senior engineers with developing and managing the project scope, budget, staffing and schedule
  • Support I/E activities during construction, maintenance as needed
  • Perform calculations using company standard software and proprietary manufacturer software
  • Read, develop, and prepare:
    • Process Flow Diagram
    • Piping and Instrument Diagram
    • Control narratives
    • Cause and Effect charts
    • Logic diagram
    • Loop drawing
    • Ladder diagram
    • Alarm summaries
    • Specification and design of SIS
    • Instrument specifications and data sheets (process sensors, transmitters, valves, actuators, positioners, discrete sensors, analytical instruments)
    • Automation/Control system architecture drawing
    • Control systems specification and design
    • Instrument list, I/O list
    • Installation details
  • Assist design personnel with:
    • Instrument location plan
    • PLC panel layout
    • Loop drawing
    • I/O wiring diagram
    • Wiring schematics
    • Engineering package review
  • Interface with other disciplines to develop:
    • One-line diagram
    • Electrical area classification
    • Instrumentation and controls conduit and cable schedule
    • TW installation




The Requirements 

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Instrumentation & Controls Engineer opportunity, you will have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering (preferred)
  • 5-10 years of experience in a process control and instrumentation engineering environment in the oil, gas, chemicals, or related industry; including meaningful experience with process control, logic, and control strategy design
  • Working knowledge of control systems (preferably ABB Bailey N90, S+ Engineering, Composer, A-B PLCs, ABB 800XA)
  • Understanding of instrumentation and process measurement principle, process dynamics, control tuning, control engineering principles, and practical operating knowledge
  • Programming and database administration experience
  • Knowledge and application of National Electrical Code and other applicable industry codes and standards as they apply to control system specification and design
  • General understanding of all phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications
  • Ability to check the work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage time to meet project budget and schedule
  • Experience gathering and aligning field gathered information with existing and new project documentation
  • Preferably experience with INtools/Smart Plant Instrumentation (SPI), FE Sizer, Fuels Manager, PI System


More Good Reasons to work for Par:  


Unique culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space that operates in logistically complex markets. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-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 Tacoma, WA area in a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch and opportunities to wind down after work with plenty of beautiful scenery to explore.


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

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. 


Keys to Success 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development. 

In addition, in order to be a successful Instrumentation & Controls Engineer, you will: 

  • Be proactive
  • Achieve goals independently and contribute as a team player
  • Identify ways to improve processes and controls
  • Combine analytical skills and creativity in solving problems
  • Strong work ethic and accountability
  • Effectively communicate with the team and ask questions


The Company


Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific's strategy is to identify, acquire and operate energy and infrastructure businesses with attractive competitive positions. We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Washington and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 150 Mbpd. We own and operate one of the largest energy infrastructure networks in Hawaii with a logistics network supplying the major islands of the state. In Wyoming, Par Pacific owns a refinery and associated logistics network in a niche market. We operate 123 fuel retail outlets in Hawaii, Washington, and Idaho. Par Pacific has an active, opportunistic growth strategy. Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR". 


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. 


Nearest Major Market: Tacoma

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