Date:  Oct 10, 2021

Tacoma, WA, US, 98421

Job Function:  Legal / EHS
Requisition Number:  1682

Title:  Process Safety Lead


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 Health Safety & Environmental Manager, you will be proving exemplary customer service to our clients.  As part of your specific responsibilities, in the following areas, you will: 

  • Drive the process safety culture at US Oil toward the goal of zero incidents. Lead the development, implementation and coordination of refinery process safety management programs including coordinating, leading and facilitating PHA, HAZOP, LOPA, and Compliance Audits.
  • Exemplify process safety leadership to all levels of the organization
  • Develop, implement, and maintain new and existing process safety programs and procedures to meet compliance requirements and corporate objectives
  • Develop, implement, and/or coordinate EHS audit and compliance programs to drive continuous improvement
  • Develop and deliver process safety management training in coordination with the Health, Safety, and Security Lead
  • Develop, Implement, and/or coordinate EHS records management programs and procedures
  • Monitor compliance with all federal, state and company process safety and records management standards. 
  • Coordinate and ensure delivery of all regulatory and internal process safety reporting requirements
  • Maintain external networks with regulators (WADOSH), industrial associations (WSPA, AFPM). Contractors, and support organizations
  • Cross train and provide backup support for the Safety Department to drive the safety culture at US Oil toward the goal of zero incidents.


The Opportunity 

  • Process Safety Lead at a Growth-Oriented Energy Company
  • The opportunity to lead the process safety team to industry leading standards and practice.
  • Enjoy exposure to Senior Management while providing analysis of the Company's forecasting and business planning initiatives.


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 Process Safety Lead opportunity, you will have: 

  • BS in Engineering or related experience is desired
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in engineering or process safety. Experience in refining, chemical processing, or heavy manufacturing industry and/or audits and assurance is desired 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and build credibility with all levels within in organization
  • Working knowledge of process safety regulations.  Experience complying with Washington DOSH regulations is desired.
  • Good oral and written communication skills


Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. 


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 Tacoma, WA. It's a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch or to wind down after work and plenty of outdoor activities for you and families.


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 Process Safety Lead 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. 



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