Refinery Process Operator Trainee
PBF Energy (“PBF”) is one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstock, lubricants and other petroleum products in the United States. PBF currently owns and operates five domestic oil refineries and related assets with a combined processing capacity, known as throughput, of approximately 900,000 bpd, and a weighted average Nelson Complexity Index of 12.2.The Torrance refinery has a nameplate crude capacity of 155,000 barrels per day and is PBF’s most complex refinery with a Nelson Complexity index of 14.9.
Process Operators monitor, operate, troubleshoot and repair refinery units and equipment and perform other activities as needed to support the safe operation of the refinery . Our Company is committed to safe and environmentally compliant operations so Operators must follow all procedures and safe work practices.
An Operator may be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
Operates a variety of equipment such as pumps, compressors, valves and control systems.
Physically inspects and monitors equipment and work area using vision, hearing, smell and touch to ensure correct operation.
Performs equipment maintenance such as adding lube oil, water, tightening valve packing, changing filters and steam traps, clearing equipment, etc.
Operates heavy pneumatic and hydraulic equipment to head and de-head coke drums.
Communicates with Console Supervisor and other employees to exchange information on process conditions and relate any changes made or needed.
Prepares equipment for maintenance and issues safe work permits.
Performs cleaning and housekeeping of assigned units.
Understands process flow, basic chemistry associated with assigned units, equipment line-ups, and all unit safety equipment, including isolation points.
Reviews computer data and computer generated schematics to ensure process is optimized.
Collects and logs operating data.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions
High school diploma or equivalent
Must hold a valid driver’s license
Must be willing to perform/comply with the following:
Satisfactory pass all required training
Follow all site safety and operating procedures
Work 12-hour rotating shift rotation which includes working nights, weekends and holidays
Work overtime as required
Work and collaborate in a team environment
Work in enclosed/confined spaces such as tanks and vessels
Climb equipment up to 250 feet in height
Work near large, hot, high-speed machines
Lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Work around chemicals, including acids and bases
Wear fire retardant clothing, respirator, ear and eye protection and other personal protective equipment
Work outside in harsh weather conditions
Work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat
Communicate clearly via 2-way radio in English
Read and understand technical procedures and materials
Learn computer software associated with process operations
Associate’s degree or Technical certification in Process Technology
Previous manufacturing experience.
Previous safety, health, & environmental background
Conditions of Employment
Passing of pre-employment testing
Successful completion of pre-employment requirements including: physical agility test, physical, background check, and drug/alcohol screenings
Closing date: February 10, 2019 10:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Relocation is not available for this position. Phone calls will not be accepted. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
Please note – We thank all respondents for their interest in PBF Energy, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No Phone calls please. Placement agencies or recruiters need not respond. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee of PBF via email, the Internet or in any method without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of PBF. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PBF Energy Company as a result of the referral or through other means. Torrance Refining Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is subject to federally mandated drug/alcohol testing.