Birch Bay , WA

Operations Technicians

Birch Bay, WA Full-time
Posted on September 26, 2018
BP is looking for talented, innovative and driven individuals to join our team. We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. BP is committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly. There are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, so we offer benefits to enable work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy and others. The Process Operations Technician position at Cherry Point works 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, environmentally compliant and efficient manner. The refinery Operations Technician position is assigned to one of the refinery operating areas and reports to the area foreman. This job description is intended to provide an overview of the position and does not include all the tasks that might be required in providing the necessary support to the refinery. Key accountabilities Demonstrate ownership of personal safety and the safety of co-workers, supporting a strong safety culture. Work effectively, collaboratively, and respectfully on diverse teams, including sharing workloads and helping others when needed. Exhibit a high level of initiative and commitment to self-directed learning and application of complex refinery processes, and seek out assistance. Monitor and control unit operation in accordance with safe operating limits and overall refinery plan, including following routine, start-up, shutdown, and emergency procedures Be observant, willing, and have the courage to speak up. 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. Be internally motivated and accountable for achieving long-term and day-to-day goals and tasks. Effectively manage time, resources, and priorities with leadership of the unit foremen. 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, 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. Essential Education Required: High School diploma or equivalent is required. Preferred: Bachelor's Degree, Associate's degree in Process Technology or related field Essential experience and job requirements Required: Ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts which will include weekends and holidays, and must be available for overtime, including short notice overtime. Exhibit safe work practices. Attain a passing score on pre-employment test which includes mechanical aptitude, reading, science, and mathematics concepts. Ability to work in a team environment both as a leader and team member. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite. Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task. Preferred: Military experience, technical experience (e.g., machinist, instrumentation or electrical), and/or operator in a refinery, utility or chemical plant, general refinery experience.