Company: Chevron
Skills: Refinery / Plant Operator, Mechanic
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Bakersfield, California, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

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 Cogen Plant Operator Mechanic located in Bakersfield, CA through August 25, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

The position is responsible for operating and maintaining a power plant or cogeneration plant for Chevron Power and Energy Management business in Bakersfield location, providing steam to enhanced oil recovery, and power to the local grid. The position will report directly to the Plant Supervisor and requires flexibility to work in rotating shifts.

Requisition ID#402814

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

• Follow safety procedures, observe safe working practices and maintain a safe work environment
• Start-up, operate and shutdown mechanical, and electrical equipment to meet permit, contract and business plan requirements
• Manually operate valves, pumps, dampers, and other equipment as necessary. Perform switching of electrical equipment up to 230 kV
• Perform operations to place electrical circuits and generating equipment in and out of service
• Monitor equipment for safe, efficient and compliant operation. Diagnose equipment problems and identify abnormal conditions
• Respond calmly to emergency situations and take corrective action to operate equipment within safe limits and good industry practice
• Make proper shift relief to ensure that plant status is communicated between oncoming and off going personnel
• Direct the activities of the Operator Mechanic 2(s) in the day to day operation and maintenance of the plant
• Coordinate plant operations with steam and/or electricity customer, independent system operator or scheduler
• Perform safety related duties such as issuing lockout tag out, hot work permit, confined space entry permit, PPE assessment, job task analysis, etc. as required to maintain a safe work environment
• Respond to accidents, fires and other emergencies in accordance with established procedures
• Read, write, understand and maintain equipment logs, procedures, timesheets, expense reports work orders, requisitions and other documentation as required. Maintain drawings, specifications, test logs and other records.
• Read, understand and respond to written instructions and logbook notations
• Check e-mail, public folders, acknowledgements of information and other electronic or computer generated documents
• Research equipment manuals and requisition repair parts. Perform mechanical and electrical repairs on equipment. Maintain tool inventories and supplies to perform such tasks
• Participate in daily preventive, planned and breakdown maintenance activities in a safe, effective and timely manner
• Perform general electrical troubleshooting such as locating and correcting electrical grounds
• Collect data, perform diagnostic tests, perform new equipment installations, and plant improvements
• Provide recommendations to maintain and improve equipment performance
• Handle, store and dispense hazardous substances
• Monitor hazardous material accumulation sites, label containers, observe hazardous waste storage areas for unusual occurrences and maintain areas in a clean and orderly fashion
• Tutor, train, instruct, and assist other personnel as required. Maintain own knowledge and skill levels
• Maintain a positive company image and constructive relationships with all internal and external customers
• Perform housekeeping functions
• Direct and monitor contractor activities
• Operate vehicles including trucks, forklifts and other mobile equipment
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as directed

Required Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent

• Minimum of two years work experience
• Ability to travel occasionally for training and/or other company business. This includes travel by automobile and commercial airlines.
• Ability to effectively communicate clearly in writing and verbally and to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
• Ability to interface with others and effectively function as a member and/or leader of a team
• Skilled in the use of hand tools, power tools, computers and mobile equipment such as forklifts and man lifts
• Ability to give direction to other employees
• Ability to read and understand technical information, prints and engineering data, interpret charts, graphs, and gauge scales

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong electrical aptitude, basic understanding of mathematics, physics, water chemistry and mechanics
• Minimum of three years' experience in the operation and maintenance of a power generating facility or equivalent industry
• Thorough knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment and systems
• Thorough knowledge of power plant terminology, nomenclature, equipment, construction, capacities, limitations, theories of operation and operating and maintenance procedures and practices
• Thorough knowledge of proper and safe working practices including methods to implement lock out/tag out of equipment and confined space entry
• General knowledge of the principles of power plant water chemistry

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered.

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 positon.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way – by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. Some of our specialties include generating power and produce geothermal energy; investing in profitable renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions; and developing the energy resources of the future, including researching advanced biofuels.


Our diverse and highly skilled workforce consists of approximately 64,700 employees, including more than 3,200 service station employees. At Chevron, we’re focused on safely delivering the energy needed to power human and economic progress worldwide. But how do we do that when harnessing fossil fuels can be inherently risky? To meet these challenges, Chevron has spent more than 20 years expanding systems that support a culture of safety and environmental stewardship that strives to achieve unequaled performance and prevent all serious incidents and fatalities. We call this Operational Excellence, and it drives everything we do. 


Diversity & Inclusion

We’re committed to reflecting in our workforce the rich diversity of cultures and racial and ethnic backgrounds in the communities where we live and work. We’re also devoted to encouraging a diversity of ideas.


Diversity is one of the cornerstones of our values, which we call The Chevron Way. The Chevron Way states:


“We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work. We value and demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of individuals and the varied perspectives and talents they provide. We have an inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences.”


As a core value, diversity is critical to developing a talented, high-performing workforce needed for ongoing business success. The Chevron Way’s focus on people has helped establish a culture that attracts, develops and retains more diverse talent.


We Support Career & Personal Development

We value the importance of managing work/life priorities by offering flexible work schedules, on-site child care at some facilities, adoption assistance, dual-career couple support, scholarships and tuition reimbursement.


At Chevron, you’ll find a workplace committed to your professional development. You’ll receive support and tools to create your own career path, including education assistance support which pays up to 75% of the cost (including tuition, textbooks, lab fees, and registration and administration fees) for approved courses. To strengthen organizational capability, we develop our employees’ and contractors’ skills and experience through our Invest in People strategy. As part of this strategy, discussions focused on continually improving individual performance are held between managers and employees.




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