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Refinery Operators are employed by the oil extraction industry and spend most of their working day on the field. Their responsibilities include using extraction equipment, identifying malfunctions, maintaining process flow, following work orders, and helping emergency teams when necessary. A well-written resume sample for Refinery Operators showcases assets like attention to safety, stamina, physical strength, good communication skills, teamwork, and adaptability. Employers select resumes displaying an Associate's Degree in process technology. Training in emergency response and refining process knowledge are crucial.

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Refinery Operator

Oversaw routine operation of Catalytic Reforming Unit, [company name], Chemical Aromatics Complex, and Plant Flare System. Operated, maintained, and inspected unit equipment such as valves, pumps, compressors, turbines, fired heaters, boilers, cooling towers, tanks, and refrigeration systems. Prepared unit equipment safely for maintenance, followed lockout/tagout procedures, and issued work permits accordingly. Made thorough rounds and took readings and samples as required. Maintained accurate and updated log books.

  • Helped cut costs and improve efficiency by performing minor maintenance on unit equipment and closely monitoring necessary unit-specific conditions
  • Responded to unit upsets and emergencies in a safe and effective manner
  • Minimized safety hazards by practicing good housekeeping and reporting potential near-misses
  • Trained and provided assistance to other employees on a regular basis
  • Ensured safe, efficient, and environmentally-friendly operation of process units
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Technology
BA
Geography / Geographic Information Systems
2

Vegetable Oil Refinery Operator

  • Continuously operated both Refining and Hydrogenation facilities above 100% designed plant production levels
  • Performed every plant operation position including operating a Hydrogen Gas Production facility
  • Guaranteed final product customer specifications were met and exceeded for soybean oil and soybean commodities
  • Monitored plant inventory levels to ensure timed deliveries to customers were met
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
Basic
3

Refinery Operator

Monitored and maintained outside process equipment consisting of valves, pumps and controls

  • Authorized maintenance work orders to repair outside process equipment
  • Sampled products, performed test, recorded data, carried out statistical process control on process operations and updated production logs
  • Participated in safety audits, programs & training and provide emergency response when required including adherence to safety and environmental regulations
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
Human Resource Development
4

Journeyman Refinery Operator -fluid Catalyst Cracking Unit

The safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible execution of refinery operations including interacting and communicating with various process units within in the refinery as well as the Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation and Contractor departments.

  • Qualified as Board Operator on both Distillation and Catalyst sections.
  • Responded to adverse operational conditions in a rapid, efficient, organized, and safe manner under extreme time constraints with constant regards to the impact on operating personnel, the community, the environment, and the business itself.
  • Qualified on the Distillation and Catalyst outside jobs to include the active monitoring of energized equipment including pumps, fans, turbines, etc. Operated and maintained various equipment including boilers, heaters, heat exchangers, and other refinery equipment.
  • Provided on-the-job training of apprentices.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BA
Letters, Arts, And Sciences
Civil And Construction Engineering Technology
5

Refinery Operator

  • Supply and distribution, loading oil and gases onto large ships and barges.
  • Transporting oil and gases throughout the refinery via pipelines.
  • Ensured safety and reliability of refinery fixed equipment and inspected piping and equipment.
  • Provided technical support to production teams.
  • Directed craft-persons to ensure the highest level of safety, productivity and reliability.
  • Reviewed and provided input on all mechanical engineering projects to ensure high level of reliability and adequate maintainability.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
Electrician School
6

Refinery Operator

Operation of process distillation equipment, amine gas treaters, centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, pumps, gas-fired heaters, and multiple valve types

  • Performed minor maintenance and change out of valves, piping, gauges, and various instrumentation
  • Emergency Response Team, trained in industrial firefighting, emergency medical, and environmental awareness
  • Member of HSE department's Voluntary Protection Program Team
  • Countless certifications for handling of various chemicals and hydrocarbon compounds
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
History
7

Refinery Operator

Worked with supervisors, control board operators, and leadership team to ensure unit process, equipment, and vessels operate and function accordingly to achieve reliable and efficient goals set.

  • Made necessary adjustments to valves to control pressures and flows to meet safety, environmental, quality and performance goals.
  • Prepared equipment for maintenance and placed equipment back in service after repair or troubleshooting
  • Maintained a logbook of unit changes, equipment status, products, safety equipment status, and special sampling needed
  • Assisted with ON THE JOB TRAINING of new hires and newly qualified existing employees
  • Worked with console operator, supervisors, and Incident Command to ensure all control operations in and emergency response are fully coordinated with first response, on scene command, and emergency rescue
  • Member of fire brigade and aerial rescue team
  • Member of employee driven audit team for length of employment
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
8

Refinery Operator/safety Specialist

Development and maintenance of Cal/OSHA Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

  • Data analysis of First Reports of Incidents and injury/illness statistics.
  • Conducted Site Audits of contractors and Valero mechanics
  • Designed database system which tracked to completion all employee-generated and all inspection-generated safety discrepancies
  • Developed and managed refinery-wide safety committee structure
  • Served as team leader for Worksite Analysis through Cal/OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Application process
  • Developed job analysis and safety incentive program for 3000 person refinery-wide shutdown using Behavior Based Safety elements
  • Facilitator of Contractor Safety Orientations and biennial IIPP review training
  • Refinery Operator and General Mechanic for 8 years
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
C
Human Resources
MA
Organizational Leadership
9

Solvent Plant and Refinery Operator

Operated equipment that refines raw cottonseeds into oil for use cooking and other food related products.

  • Cleaned equipment on a regular basis and replaced parts as needed.
  • Observe oil during refining process to define if color and consistency meets company standards.
  • Performed training and orientation for incoming new hires.
  • Trained fellow crew members in any new production or process changes.
  • Investigated and made repairs to cotton press and gin equipment in a timely fashion.
  • Monitored the cotton gin and press for product yield and efficiency.
  • Consulted with supervisor to evaluate and decide on solutions to issues with the gin mechanics or any problems that may hinder production.
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
33
years
at this job
AAS
Auto Body Repair
10

Refinery Operator / Stationary Engineer

Qualified to operate an alkylation unit, sulfur removal unit and a boiler room.

  • Responsible for data entry into Inteletrac data collection system.
  • Performed online analysis of products for quality control.
  • Used and supervised power plant and process equipment.
  • Monitored both continuous and batch type operations.
  • Reported equipment performance and maintenance issues.
  • Prepared plant equipment for preventative maintenance and replacement as per company procedures and lock-out tag-out requirements.
  • Assisted in the preparation of professional and technical manuals.
  • Instructed newly hired and active employees in daily plant operation and procedures.
  • Adhered to and enforced DEP, EPA, Coast Guard, DOT and OSHA enviromental and safety practices.
Candidate Info
43
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
Mechanical Inspection Bureau Red Seal Stationary/blue Seal Refrigeration

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