Apprentice Process Operator 7/27/2018

Buckeye Partners L.P. Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED



The Process Operator role is responsible for safe, compliant, reliable production all refining operations and utilities operations according to Shift Supervisor instructions and standard operating procedures and guidelines.



OPERATIONS. Ensure plant is operating safely; within environmental limits and reliably and efficiently. This role serves as the key player for multiple operational areas including terminals, tank farm, pressurized and refrigerated LPG storage, wasterwater, and trucking operations. Control variables such as temperature, pressure, level and flow rates. Operate fired heaters, compressors, exchangers, stabilizers, strippers, towers, boilers, etc.

DAILY JOB DUTIES. Patrol units to ensure safety. Report malfunctioning equipment. Regulate pumps and compressors. Take product samples. Aligning product receipt and deliveries, sampling products, conducting and overseeing routine inspections for compliance with company, industry and government standards, monitoring the pressurized storage process by ensuring continuous flow into the refrigerated tanks and assisting other operators when circumstances require it during upsets, preparation of equipment for maintenance, etc.

SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE. Executing operations safely on all facilities while maintaining safety, reliability, profitability and product quality, serving as the key player in obtaining a Zero injury safety initiative and Safe and reliable Process Unit Operations and effectively implementing the safety program and the use of all related tools. Responsible to identify hazards and mitigate risks to as low as reasonably practical LARP. Establish safe work conditions for all work executed inside the facility, including open flame hot work, confined space entry and all hazardous work permits.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE. Participating on Emergency Response Team to act promptly in case of emergencies, including incipient stage fires, vapor cloud release, donning SCBA for response to potential exposures. Participating in safety meetings and periodic emergency response drills and discussions; and reviewing Operating procedures, including Critical Task and Special procedures and Emergency Planning and Preparedness.

RELIABILITY. Ensuring Equipment Reliability Operating envelopes are closely followed during and that requires data is recorded and reviewed, preparing Work Orders including those for Emergency work, reporting and helping analyze equipment failures with Maintenance Technicians and provides information necessary to conduct root cause analysis and preparing and following up on Operating Envelope deviations.

PERSONNEL AND TRAINING. Attending mandatory trainings and Firefighting training and assisting and mentoring teammates as needed.

INTERNAL CONTROL. Ensuring that all control requirements (API/local regulations, DOT) are applied consistently.

And other duties as assigned.



High school diploma or GED equivalent

1-3 years of experience in terminal or refinery operations is a preferred



Eligibility for TWIC card as dictated by facility and governmental regulations



Strong leadership skills.

Safety oriented

Good communication skills.

Creative and analytical problem solving.

Strong initiative and dependability

Ability to work 12 hours shifts



This position requires the ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and or/quantitative productivity standards.

This role requires the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

This position requires compliance with all personnel policies.


The employee may be exposed to a hazardous working environment at field locations and must be able to enter and climb above-grade storage tanks. Ability to climb ladders (approx. 50 feet) and work comfortably and safely at heights for extended periods of time. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and work outdoors for extended periods of time during all weather conditions.

*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.


To be successful in the Buckeye culture, our employees must possess a demonstrated commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance. Excellent communication, both written and verbal, as well as strong organizational skills are paramount. You must work independently and be able to exercise tact, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with internal and external customers, and handling sensitive and confidential information.

Buckeye Partners wants to create and reward an organizational focus that stimulates the creative and entrepreneurial actions of its employees that result in innovative ways of reducing costs, generating revenues, improving productivity, or improving processes.


Buckeye Partners is the logistical solutions partner of choice for the global energy business. As one of the nation s largest independent petroleum products common carrier pipeline network providers, Buckeye Partners L.P. provides terminals, storage and refined product distribution services; our strength is to create centers of expertise around our products, technologies and client needs.

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) headquartered in Houston, Texas is one of the primary distributors of petroleum in the eastern and mid-western portions of the United States.

* Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

* Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

* The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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