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Operates and monitors company plants and facilities, typically Upstream facilities after primary separation and processing (such as gas and co-gen plants) and Downstream & Chemical refineries and plants. Monitors process variables, troubleshoots, and performs interventions to maintain operating performance.
Performs routine assignments under general supervision. Gaining knowledge of work procedures and practices.
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Operator Trainee located in Pascagoula, Mississippi, through September 29, 2023.
About the role:
The Operator Trainee position at the
is a dynamic role where you will work with a team at an assigned processing, treating, and/or stock handling equipment to help refine crude oil to various products such as gasoline or jet fuel. In this role you will partner across most departments to efficiently refine 369,000 barrels per day to which are distributed across the Gulf Coast.
A successful trainee candidate will have responsibilities such as:
- Ownership for their personal safety and the safety of others.
- Building a comprehensive understanding of refinery policies and procedures, as well as knowledge of the assigned processing unit and can relate it to others.
- Spending frequent and extended time outdoors in all climates and in proper personal protective equipment.
- Maintaining the unit’s maintenance, repairs, housekeeping, and emergency response requirements
- Operation of process units utilizing a wide range of control systems and equipment that includes refrigeration units, mixers, heat exchangers, pumps, vacuum systems, filters, and atmospheric and pressurized storage tanks.
- Operation of our utility systems that include power generation by gas fired turbines, boilers, air compressors, hot oil units, incinerator furnaces, firewater and cooling water systems, boiler feedwater treatment and effluent water treatment systems.
- Ability to complete manual operation tasks that include connecting and disconnecting cargo hoses and load arms on railcars, tank trucks, ships, and barges as well as manual transfer of chemicals from bags and drums.
- Operation of manual and automatic valves, meters, pumps, and transfer systems to handle product movement between tanks and process units.
- Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including full-body coveralls, protective footwear, hard hats, hearing protection, eye protection, full-face respirators, and/or self-contained breathing apparatus.
- Work at heights up to 200ft with appropriate fall protection and work within confined spaces.
Successful candidates are expected to satisfy all the requirements associated with the Refinery's Formal Operator Training Program within 3 years of their hire date.
Experience and skills we are looking for:
- Candidates who build rapport, thrive in a teamwork environment, and establish positive working relationships both internally and externally to Chevron.
- Can grasp complex issues and apply good problem-solving skills to develop recommendations or solutions while looking for opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
- Creative thinkers who can remove roadblocks and consider alternative approaches to arrive at workable solutions.
- Capability to plan and organize own work and adapt with changing priorities or assignments.
- Ability to work closely within a group and with other departments to set priorities, coordinate and follow up on business objectives.
- Act timely to meet customer needs and follow up on requests quickly and efficiently. Uses feedback to monitor and address customer concerns.
- Effective utilization of computer tools
- Independent workers who take initiative and act on opportunities.
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Candidates must have 2 years of any type of work experience. Military experience is work experience and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
- Valid Driver's License. Driving within the facility on a routine basis is required.
- Must be able to work a rotating 12-hour shift, overtime as required and on-call.
- This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Candidates must demonstrate personal commitment to Incident and Injury Free Operations with a proven record in Safety and Reliability.
- Previous experience in an Oil and Gas, Energy, Petrochemical or Chemical facilities with roles like, but not limited to, Production Operator, Process Technician, Process Operator, Chemical Operator, Distillation Operator, Utility Operator, Process Control Operator, Control Room Operator, Emergency Response, Tank Field Operator, Terminal Operator
- Associate's or Technical Degree from a Process Technology Program or related equivalent Central Gulf Industrial Alliance (CGIA) endorsed program such as Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), Nunez Community College, Pearl River Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Bishop State Community College, or equivalent institutions.
- If you do not have an Associate's or Technical Degree, but are part of Women in Construction, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or another program, please consider applying.
We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.
About Life at Chevron:
Chevron is a global energy leader with over 140 years of innovation and the people of Chevron have risen to meet the most complex challenges of energy. Today, we are focusing the creativity and ingenuity of our people on solutions that deliver lower carbon energy to a growing world. Our culture is defined by our belief in the power of human ingenuity, our high ethical and safety standards, our respect for all people and our commitment to industry-leading performance.
The Chevron Way
guides and aligns our values, actions, and aspirations. We know innovation happens when diverse people, ideas and experiences come together in an inclusive environment. We are focused on engaging the full potential of our people to deliver the future of energy: building high-performing teams and leaders, developing the skills needed for a globally competitive workforce, and creating a compelling experience of work for everyone at Chevron.
Working at Pascagoula and on the Gulf Coast:
Pascagoula, a quaint coastal community along the northern Gulf of Mexico, has a rich history and culture. It is named for the Native Americans who inhabited the temperate region before European settlement more than three hundred years ago. The Pascagoula River is the longest free-flowing waterway in the nation and provides a place of commerce and recreation. Pascagoula’s grand Spanish moss-laden live oaks, antebellum structures, and casual ambiance make it a special place to live, work and play.
The Pascagoula, Ms. area, is centrally located ninety miles east of New Orleans, Louisiana, and forty miles west of Mobile, Al. Pascagoula residents enjoy easy access to the beach, the family-friendly community, and an abundance of recreational opportunities for all.
There are a variety of housing options in pleasant neighborhoods near the
Pascagoula Refinery. Refinery employees who live in Pascagoula enjoy a commute that is, on average, about 10 minutes one way. The area has top-rated schools (K-12 both public and private, with some nationally recognized), advanced medical facilities/services, shopping, art and cultural offerings, excellent restaurants, a wide variety of organized youth sports programs, and abundant land and water-based outdoor recreational activities, all with a very affordable cost of living. Learn more at
About Pascagoula | Pascagoula, MS (cityofpascagoula.com)
If selected to participate in the Chevron IAB online test, you will be required to take the following battery of tests:
Industrial Information Test
Measures the ability to read, understand, and use information in graphs, charts, tables, and written passages to solve problems.
Mechanical Aptitude Assessment
Measures the ability to apply general mechanical principles to understand and solve problem situations.
Workplace Attitude and Behavior Inventory
Measures personal characteristics important to success in the job applied for.
As part of the application process, you will be required to take an assessment that measures aptitude and work styles. We recommend you allow approx. 45 minutes to complete the assessment in one sitting. If you need to exit, your progress will be saved.
You will be immediately directed to the testing portal upon submittal of your application, at which point you will have 72 hours (about 3 days) to complete the online assessment.
Once complete, your assessment score will be valid for 180 days. Should you re-apply for another Job Requisition within this timeframe that includes the Operations Assessment, you will be required to complete the application process and then click on the assessment link. This will resubmit your previous results.
may be considered.
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Chevron regrets that is unable to provide sponsorship/VISA.
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