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Operations Technician

Operations Technician

  • Location United States - Washington - Blaine
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Operations Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 129771BR
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary

At bp, we're striving to meet the growing global demand for safe, sustainable and affordable energy. A career in productions & operations is an opportunity to help shape the future of bp. As part of the team, you’ll create a more efficient business that makes the best possible use of all it's resources as we transform our operating assets in pursuit of our net zero ambition. You’ll also help to develop hydrocarbon resources, delivering progressive projects and growing your talent in all kinds of new and exciting ways within the operational heart of bp.

Are you ready to reinvent your career as you help our business meet the challenges of the future?

About the role

At bp, we are now looking for a Process Operations Technician at our Cherry Point Refinery to work closely with team members to maintain, monitor, and control the continuous operations of refinery process equipment to produce quality transportation fuels and other products in a safe, environmental compliant and efficient manner. The refinery Operations Technician is assigned to one of the refinery operating areas and reports to the area foreman.

The Operations Technician will demonstrate ownership of personal safety of co-workers, supporting a strong safety culture while working effectively, collaboratively, and respectfully on diverse teams, including sharing workloads and helping others when needed. The Operation Technician will exhibit a high level of initiative and dedication to self-directed learning and application of sophisticated refinery processes, and seek out assistance. The successful candidate should be observant, willing, and have the courage to speak up, and internally motivated and accountable for achieving long-term and day-to-day goals and tasks. This role will effectively manage time, resources, and priorities with leadership of the unit foremen including other key accountabilities:

  • Monitor and control unit operation in accordance with safe operating limits and overall refinery plan, including following routine, start-up, shutdown, and emergency procedures
  • Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot operational problems by collecting data, analyzing and interpreting results, and make decisions on appropriate process changes to maintain product quality and equipment reliability
  • Communicate effectively through verbal and written means amongst all levels of the team through daily logs, shift relief/reports and other materials as required.
  • Effectively demonstrate and transfer work related knowledge to others in a variety of settings including day to day operation, training, and assessment.
  • Develop and implement isolation plans of equipment for maintenance (ie, lock out tagout), and issue permits for work in the unit.
  • Ability to sit at a control console for extended periods, monitoring process variables and adjusting to maintain operation within defined process parameters.

About you

A High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required for the role, however a Bachelor's Degree or Associate's degree in Process Technology or related field, military experience, technical experience (such as machinist, instrumentation or electrical), and/or operator in a refinery, utility or chemical plant, general refinery experience is preferred.

It is essential that you have:

  • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts which will include weekends and holidays, and must be available for overtime, including short notice overtime (call-outs).
  • Exhibit safe work practices and actively participate on refinery emergency response team.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment both as a leader and team member.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrate a level of physical ability to handle the demands of the job with or without accommodation. This will include climbing stairs and ladders, carrying items that weigh 25 pounds or more, lifting items that weigh 50 pounds or more, standing or walking on your feet for an extended period of time, work outside in all weather, at all times of the day, any day of the week, ability to wear fresh air gear, and work in confined spaces

All of this will equip you in being set up for success in this role.

All employees must have a valid TWIC card (Transportation Workers Identification Credential). The candidate must attain a passing score on pre-employment test which includes mechanical aptitude, reading, science, and mathematics concepts.

The hiring class will start on January 2022. The pay rate for this role is $37.41/hour.

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