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Operator Trainee

Date: Sep 10, 2019

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 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.


Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Operator Trainee located in El Segundo, CA through September 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).  

Requisition ID#406244




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

  • Serves as an Operator Trainee at the El Segundo Refinery
  • Operates on shift, assigned processing, treating, and/or stock handling equipment either manually or with instrumentation
  • Operates furnaces, pumps, compressors that process raw materials, feedstocks and product transfers
  • Performs other assigned duties such as maintenance, repairs, housekeeping and emergency response requirements
  • This position requires driving on a routine basis


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Minimum of two years of any type of work experience. Military experience is counted as work experience.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Must be able to work a rotating 12-hour shift, overtime as required and on-call
  • This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Candidates must demonstrate personal commitment to Incident and Injury Free Operations with a proven track record in Safety and Reliability.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's/Technical Degree from a Process Technology Program
  • Previous Operating or Refinery Experience
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the assigned processing unit and has the ability to relate it to others
  • Displays a comprehensive understanding of refinery policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates ability to be a problem solver
  • Able to grasp complex issues and apply good problem solving skills to develop recommendations/solutions
  • Able to remove roadblocks and consider alternative approaches to arrive at workable solutions
  • Looks for opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs
  • Able to build rapport and establish positive working relationships both internally and externally to Chevron
  • Efficiently and effectively takes actions to meet customer needs
  • Responds and follows up on requests quickly and efficiently
  • Uses feedback to monitor and address customer concerns
  • Ability to work closely within a group and with other departments to set priorities, coordinate and follow up on business objectives
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer tools
  • Must be able to work independently, take initiative and act on opportunities
  • Ability to plan and organize own work
  • Ability to multi-task with changing priorities and assignments



If selected to participate in the Chevron IAB on-line test, you will be required to take the following battery of tests:


Industrial Information Test
Measures the ability to read, understand, and use information in graphs, charts, tables, and written passages to solve problems.

Mechanical Aptitude Assessment
Measures the ability to apply general mechanical principles to understand and solve problem situations.


Workplace Attitude and Behavior Inventory
Measures personal characteristics important to success in the job applied for.

You will be immediately directed to the testing portal upon submittal of your application, at which point you will have 72 hours to complete the on-line assessment. The duration of the assessment is approximately 2 hours.  The assessment can also be accessed from your Chevron profile under “Job Management” or via the link sent to your email. 

Your assessment score will be valid for 365 days from the day you complete your on-line assessment.

Chevron's tests are focused on industrial aptitudes. However, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test preparation guides may be helpful in preparation for these tests. Candidates should focus on mechanical aptitude, reading comprehension, understanding information in tables and graphs, and understanding industrial math.


Relocation Options:
Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

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 position.


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: Los Angeles

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