Date:  Sep 17, 2021

Tacoma, WA, US, 98421

Job Function:  Legal / EHS
Requisition Number:  1723

Title:  Safety Specialist


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: 

  • Promote the safety culture by exemplifying safety leadership to all levels of the organization, enforcing safety procedures and policies in a consistent manner.
  • Participate in planning meetings (“pre-jobs”) for capital projects and maintenance activities to identify hazards and appropriate control measures.
  • Assess, prepare and monitor work permits (Hot Work, Confined Space) with the self-reliance to STOP unsafe work, re-group and find solutions to mitigate unsafe work and/or hazards.
  • Administer first aid and CPR to injured personnel.
  • Oversee maintenance and inspection of fire and other essential safety equipment.
  • Perform and/or coordinate safety audits.
  • Develop, implement, deliver and/or coordinate health and safety training.
  • Perform and/or coordinate accident root cause investigations.
  • Develop and implement new health and safety programs to meet corporate objectives and ensure continuous improvement of safety awareness and culture.
  • Cross train with other department personnel, providing back up as needed.
  • Monitor compliance with all federal, state and company standards.
  • Perform incipient firefighting response and have knowledge in defensive firefighting strategies and tactics.
  • Depending on experience and capabilities, coordinate and lead development, training, and deployment of the Emergency Response Team.

The Opportunity 

  • Safety Specialist at a Growth-Oriented Energy Company
  • 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 Safety Specialist opportunity, you will have: 

  • 5-10 years industrial health or safety professional experience with good working knowledge of general health and safety laws (OSHA). 
  • Direct Experience with Washington Labor and Industries regulations preferred. 
  • Experience in the refining or chemical processing industry is highly desirable as is experience in emergency response including firefighting.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with all levels of the organization.  Able to perform 1-on-1 or small group format training.
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.  Able to adapt to changes and changing priorities.
  • Good computer skills with intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and ability to utilize/maintain electronic databases.

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, a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch or to wind down after work with 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, to be a successful Safety Specialist, you will: 

  • Be influential
  • 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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