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Date:  Nov 20, 2021
Location: 

Tacoma, WA, US, 98421

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  2042

Title:  Process Superintendent

WHO WE ARE:

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 Operations Manager, you will provide and addresses technical issues/plans for Operations department. As part of your specific responsibilities, in the following areas, you will be responsible for the day to day Operation of Refinery. Supervises on-shift Operations team consisting of, day coordinator, front-line supervisors and hourly workforce to meet safety, environmental, production, quality and reliability goals. Partners with HR for administration of Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Employee Relations, and Labor Relations (Union/ CBA) matters for Operations Department personnel. Ensures execution of the refinery movements and blending program meets established goals. Member of refinery’s Operations team to set direction and lead implementation of optimization improvements.

 The Opportunity:

 As the Process Operations Superintendent at a Growth-Oriented Energy Company you will:

  • Supervises 2 Day Coordinators (DC) and an Operations Engineer (OE)
  • Responsible equipment/process/technical operation considered an extended -term basis.
  • Works with Tech Support on operating adjustments/long term trends to ensure safety, environmental compliance, quality, and target production.
  •  Works with inspection and maintenance on equipment constraints, limits, and abnormal situations.
  • Work with controls group on new control strategies, DCS graphics, alarm management.

  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 Operations Superintendent opportunity, you will have: 

 

  • Monitors refinery activities on a daily basis to ensure safe operating limits, environmental permit limits compliance with the daily and week production plan. Communicates deviations and takes immediate actions to correct. Coordinates with Planning, Engineering, Marketing and Safety Departments on Operating unit status
  • Supervises, primarily through front-line supervisors, refinery operations.  Ensures production plan is executed without incident. Apprises management of significant incidents and potential operational problems.
  • Responsible for Tank Farm, B-Area, Dock, Rail and McChord Pipeline compliance to include necessary manuals and inspections.
  • Oversees issuance of necessary daily orders, notices and asphalt blend sheets. Coordinates tank inventory/gauging/reconciliation. 
  • Active participant in Refinery Process Safety Management processes. Focuses on Safe Work Permitting, Emergency Response for assigned units. Additionally, enforces Operating Procedures, Training, MOC, PSSR, and Incident Investigation processes.   
  • Works with the Operations Manager to develop refinery specific objectives aligning with refinery’s targets for safety, regulatory compliance, reliability, and efficiency.
  • Oversees production of supervisor and operator schedules.
  • Serves as on-site environmental compliance officer and communicates directly with community and outside agencies regarding environmental issues during off-hours.
  • Serves as incident commander during response to an emergency or abnormal condition, as well as on-site specialist for Emergency Responders.
  • Participating member of Operations leadership team. Works collaboratively with other supervisors and Superintendents to develop operations procedures.
  • Coordinates on-shift fact-finding and investigation to accurately determine root cause of safety and environmental incidents as well as process safety management and process disruption events. Ensures quality of reporting and communication pertaining to these events.
  • Recruits Operator Trainees and Shift Supervisors. Provides input to training on ensure Operator and SS training is current and adequate.
  • Reviews and analyzes refinery performance reports to determine causes and preventive actions for non-conformity and provides recommendations to maximize efficiency

Education: 

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • BA/BS in related field desired
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering preferred

Experience:

  • Preferred 7 years refining operations. Front-line supervisory experience taken into consideration.

 

Physical Demands:

  • Physical ability required to perform essential job duties and work extended hours, including nights and weekends in process operations environment.
  • Must be able to access all areas of the refinery including use of stairs and/or ladders to inspect critical process and mechanical equipment. 
  • Frequent walking, standing, and sitting required.  Must be able to reach overhead, squat, kneel, climb and grasp.  Must be able to lift light, medium, and heavy objects.  Must have 20/40 vision or better, have depth perception, full field, and able to distinguish colors as required to perform duties. Qualified to wear SCBA.

Working Conditions:

Works 9-hour shifts on a 9/80 schedule. Works extended hours, including nights and weekends, in process operations environment and during periods of inclement weather. Accesses areas of refinery requiring use of stairs and/or ladders to inspect critical process and mechanical equipment. Responds to upset conditions during off-hours

 

Other Qualifications:

  • Must have computer skills including proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office suite programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • This position requires organization and communication skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and production requirements

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategy: Develops integrated and aligned strategy and plans, recognizing and responding to external events and obstacles.
  • Business Savvy: Demonstrates understanding of business and financial analysis to drive profitability and maximize shareholder value.
  • Driving for Results:  Drives operational excellence and entrepreneurial behavior by empowering others, taking appropriate risk, making timely decisions, and holding people accountable for results.
  • Leading Change:  Leads and manages change initiatives by generating energy and support for change.
  • Selecting and Developing People:  Selects high-caliber talent, accurately assesses abilities and potential, coaches to cultivate capabilities and builds high performing teams.
  • Collaboration: Builds cooperative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and leverages relationships to meet organizational objectives.
  • Communication: Expresses ideas and information, verbally and in writing, persuasively and openly, listening to understand.
  • Professionalism: Recognizes impact behavior has on organization and sets example of commitment and professionalism.

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 the Tacoma, WA with access to plenty of outdoor activities and parks to wind down and relax.

 

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 Operations Superintendent, you will: 

 

  • Strategy: Develop integrated and aligned strategy and plans, recognizing, and responding to external events and obstacles.
  • Business Savvy: Demonstrates understanding of business and financial analysis to drive profitability and maximize shareholder value.
  • Driving for Results:  Drives operational excellence and entrepreneurial behavior by empowering others, taking appropriate risk, making timely decisions, and holding people accountable for results.
  • Leading Change:  Leads and manages change initiatives by generating energy and support for change.
  • Selecting and Developing People:  Selects high-caliber talent, accurately assesses abilities and potential, coaches to cultivate capabilities and builds high performing teams.
  • Collaboration: Builds cooperative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and leverages relationships to meet organizational objectives.
  • Communication: Expresses ideas and information, verbally and in writing, persuasively and openly, listening to understand.
  • Professionalism: Recognizes impact behavior has on organization and sets example of commitment and professionalism.  

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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