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30 S Wacker
Chicago, IL, United States

Phone: 8326196550
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Refinery Process Operator


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Chicago, IL, United States 



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Full time



Job Description:

The Process Operator’s primary objective is to achieve the safe, environmentally sound, reliable, and optimum operations of their operating area. The Process Operator position involves maintaining, monitoring, and controlling the continuous operations of petroleum refining and process equipment. Including managing emergency situations and use of procedures during an emergency.  This job description is intended to provide an overview of the position and does not include all the tasks that might be necessary for operations of the Unit.
  • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts which will include weekends and holidays, and must be available for overtime
  • Monitoring, operation, and maintenance of a refinery process unit(s) in a safe and environmentally sound manner
  • Monitoring involves making rounds where equipment is checked for proper operation
  • Responsible for returning the repaired equipment back to service using the appropriate procedure or checklist.
  • Responsible for safely performing minor maintenance in their process as well as oversee the repair of any piece of equipment by the Maintenance Department, by preparing equipment to be worked on and being responsible for the maintenance personnel working in the area
  • Responsible for the safe start-up and shutdown of the equipment in their area.
  • Accurate reading of levels, pressures, temperatures, and any other operational components
  • Maintain compliance with all safety and environmental policies
  • Troubleshoot and correct any deficiencies, known or suspect, with the process/equipment and communicate to management, complete “Trouble-Shooting Guide” as necessary prior to Work Requests being written.
  • Understand written and verbal orders and function as a team member to accomplish the goals of the department and refinery
  • Understands and is compliant with all Control of Work (Cowl) and Process Safety policies and procedures
  • The proper application and use of procedures or checklists while remaining compliant with all matters that relate to Process Safety Management

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Required equipment will accommodate a maximum wight of 275lbs.
Preferred: Either a completion of a higher education degree (i.e. Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, etc.), completion of a recognized apprenticeship program, a minimum of two years training in a technical field, military experience, or two years relevant work experience in a refinery or manufacturing environment.

Required: Ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts including days, nights, weekends, holidays and must be available for overtime in an outside all-weather environment.  Maximum weight required equipment will accommodate is 275 lbs.
Preferred: Prior experience working in a refinery, chemical plant, power plant or like industry; or military equivalent. Experience with distillation, filtration, separation, blending, storage, shipping and chemical reaction processes.