Company: Chevron
Skills: Operations Management
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa
Status: Active

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. To learn more, visit the Explore Chevron website.

We operate 100,000 barrels per day refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town, that produces gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel oil, paving asphalt and other products. Chevron South Africa also has interests in a lubricant oil manufacturing plant in Durban and maintains a laboratory and blending plant there.
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Lead Operator located in Kroonstad, South Africa through 19 September 2018.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for execution of day to day operational activities at proprietary terminal including product receipts / pipeline operations relating to scheduling, transfers, loading rack operations, tank operations, rail car operations, quality control, routine maintenance, operational excellence (OE) / health environment and safety (HES), stock control and reconciliation with regards tank operations to the global stock control standards. Also ensure consistent application of clean, safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sound operations. Assist Terminal Manager with all operational activities
  • Ensure compliance with OE / HES standards as well as compliance with standard operating procedures for operational staff and personnel under his/her supervision. Ensure safe work practices are adhered to in the plant and that processes are in place to ensure conformance. Perform frequent OE walkabouts (facility and work-related) and participates in management OE walkabouts at terminal. Active involvement / participation in safety meeting content
  • Responsible for execution of routine maintenance activities including the prioritization of work on a daily basis in support of reliability and cost management efforts. Collaborate in the development of the routine Maintenance and OPEX budgets as well as responsible for costs within these areas. Work with Terminal Manager / Facility Engineer to define capital requirements for tanks, piping, equipment and general maintenance inspection plans for the terminal. Execute plans in line with approved standards
  • Provide coaching and supervision to plant operators and contractors supporting terminal operations. Coordinate with Terminal Manager training and development of the personnel under his/her supervision. Responsible to perform personnel evaluations (PMP)
  • Lead incident or loss investigation, agreed on corrective actions and ensure timely completion thereof. Steward the loss prevention system process by ensuring that terminal staff are conducting an adequate number of observations and that action items are completed on a timely basis. Responsible for safety meetings, stand downs, loss prevention observations and job loss analyses. Report all incidents in line with IIR , EIM and other related process

Required Qualifications:
  • Experience and knowledge of terminal tank and loading rack operations including product receipts dependent on terminal complexity
  • Diploma/certificate in operations or process management or equivalent
  • At least 3 years experience in the petrochemical industry
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Amenable working in shifting schedules

Preferred Qualification:
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred

Relocation Options:
Relocation may be considered within Chevron South Africa parameters.

International Considerations:
Selected candidates will work in South Africa under the local payroll system and benefits.

Employment Equity:
Selections will be made in line with the Chevron South Africa Employment Equity plan.

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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