Operator Trainee
Chevron Oronite Company LLC - Belle Chasse, LA

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Operator Trainee located in Belle Chasse, Louisiana through January 20, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Plant Operator Trainees at Chevron's Oak Point Plant handle all aspects of our daily operation with a clear focus on safety, protecting the environment, reliability and efficiency. Operators are expected to learn a variety of jobs to support our operation.

Position Details:
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

Ensure all safe work practices are followed at all times; Assume responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others

Manual operations that include connecting and disconnecting cargo hoses and load arms on railcars, tank trucks, ships and barges

Manual dumping of chemicals in 100 pound bags

Operation of manual and automatic valves, meters, pumps and transfer systems to handle product movement between tanks and process units.

Operation of batch and continuous process units utilizing a wide range of control systems and equipment that includes centrifuges, solids transfer systems, refrigeration units, mixers, heat exchangers, pumps, vacuum systems and filters

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.

Operators prepare equipment for maintenance activities and handle minor maintenance of their facilities.

Perform housekeeping duties, to maintain a clean work environment, and clean equipment such as filters, tanks,exchangers and other various equipment.

Demonstrates knowledge of the assigned processing unit and has the ability to relate it to others.

Displays a comprehensive understanding of refinery policies and procedures

Able to remove roadblocks and consider alternative approaches to arrive at workable solutions.

Looks for opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs

Is able to build rapport and establish positive working relationships both internally and externally to Chevron. Efficiently and effectively takes actions to meet customer needs. Responds and follows up on requests quickly and efficiently. Uses feedback to monitor and address customer concerns.

Required Qualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Must have two years of manufacturing work experience. Military experience is counted as work experience.

Valid Driver's License

Must be able to work a rotating 12-hour shift, overtime as required and on-call.

Ability to effectively utilize computer tools

Demonstrates ability to be a problem solver. Able to grasp complex issues and apply good problem solving skills to develop recommendations/solutions

Must be able to work independently, take initiative and act on opportunities. Ability to plan and organize own work. Ability to multi-task with changing priorities and assignments.

Ability to work closely within a group and with other departments to set priorities, coordinate and follow up on business objectives.

This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Candidates must demonstrate personal commitment to Incident and Injury Free Operations with a proven track record in Safety and Reliability

If selected to participate in the Pre-employment testing process with Chevron, 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.

Chevron's tests are focused on industrial aptitudes. However ASVAB test preparation guides may be able to assist in preparation for these tests. Candidates should focus on mechanical aptitude, reading comprehension, understanding information in tables and graphs, and understanding industrial math.

Preferred Qualifications:
Associates/Technical Degree from a Process Technology Program

Relocation Options:
Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.
Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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