Instrumentation and Electrical Technician

CHERRY POINT REFINERY   Blaine, WA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on September 6, 2022
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Job Profile Summary

The Instrumentation and Electrical Technician will be working with electrical equipment such as motors, control circuitry, logic systems, transmitters, control valves, analyzers, distributive control systems, radio & communications systems, and PLC’s. We are looking for candidates who can problem solve, overcome obstacles and make good decisions working positively in a team-first environment. The candidate must also be able to effectively communicate work issues and document outcomes and other key accountabilities such as:

  • Troubleshooting, calibrations, installs, repairs and maintenance of all instrumentation and electrical equipment in the refinery.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and adherence to all company safe practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation for repair, installation or maintenance of typical processing and refining equipment.
  • Interface positively with operations, process control, project, and engineering teams involved with assignments.
  • Effectively communicate and document work results

The Cherry Point Refinery is currently accepting applications for Instrument and Electrical Shop Technician positions. The I&E Technician is responsible for performing maintenance work associated with the production or refining of oil and gas.

The starting pay is $38.53/hour; with opportunity to rise to $54.51/hour after successful completion of required trainings and certifications. The hiring class will start on January 2023 after successful completion of our application screening and pre-employment testing.

About you

Are you full of energy and passion towards new challenges?

Ideal candidates will have a High School Diploma or equivalent and 4+ years applicable military or trade experience, electrical license or technical school degree/certificate with proven experience working on electrical systems, instrumentation, radio & communications systems, or analyzers in an environment that requires exceptional teamwork and self-reliance with a focus on safety. Ability to work independently and in a team environment while being self-motivated and safety conscious is vital to succeed in this role. Basic computer skills such MS office or web-based applications would greatly benefit the role holder.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Working in all weather conditions, indoors and outdoors. Walking or crawling on uneven surfaces and platforms
  • Climbing and descending stairs and ladders
  • Working in confined spaces and on elevated platforms
  • Ability to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus or respirator if needed
  • Wearing chemical and splash resistant personal protective equipment
  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, twisting, reaching and stretching, pushing, pulling, dragging 50-yards, balancing, kneeling, use of hands
  • Working a schedule of four 10-hour days (M-Th), a rotating 10-hour day mini-shift (Wed-Sat), working overtime and responding to callouts 24/7-365 days per year, working night shifts as required
  • Maintain basic work skills qualifications through face to face and virtual training mechanisms.
  • Serving on the Refinery Emergency Response team as needed
  • TWIC card is required


Production & Operations

Job Family Group

Operations Group

Relocation available


Travel required


Time Type

Full time


United States of America

About BP


This is the place to truly drive change. Our people develop hydrocarbon resources, deliver projects, operate refineries as well as oil and gas production assets.

Join us and make a difference by:

• making our production and operations safer and more standardised
• driving quicker reduction of our carbon emissions
• growing cash returns and delivering improved reliability and optimisation
• maximising efficiency through sharing resources
• accelerating the digital transformation of our operating assets
• developing our people faster, leveraging the scale of P&O
• building greater integration and collaboration in service of our purpose

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