Operator Trainee – #201700037

This position is for an Operator Trainee at Island Energy Services Downstream Division. Successful candidates would start as a Trainee I and progress through an established training program to the position of Operator. This is a union represented position.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Operating furnaces, pumps, compressors that process raw materials, feedstocks and product transfers. Performing other assigned duties such as maintenance, repairs, housekeeping, and emergency response requirements. This position operates on shift, assigned processing, treating, and/or stock handling equipment either manually or with instrumentation.


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Candidate must have two years of mechanical/process aptitude or similar work experience.  Military experience is counted as work experience in lieu of experience.
  • This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Demonstrates personal commitment to Incident and Injury Free Operations with a proven track record in Safety and Reliability.
  • 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 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 Island Energy Services.
  • Efficiently and effectively takes actions to meet customer needs. Responds and follows up on requests quickly
  • Uses feedback to monitor and address customer concerns.
  • Able to work closely within a group and departments to set priorities, coordinate and follow up on business objectives.
  • Able to effectively utilize computer tools.
  • Able to work independently, take initiative and act on opportunities. Able to plan and organize own work.
  • Able to multi-task with changing priorities and assignments.
  • Able to work rotating 12-hour shifts, nights and weekends, including holidays and weekends.

If selected, you will participate in the Pre-employment testing process with IES, 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.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Operating or Refinery Experience


Relocation Options:

• Relocation will not be considered.

Email resume to: resumes@islandenergyservices.com

IES is an equal opportunity employer. Position open to US residents and resident aliens with a valid green card only.

Post Date: May 11, 2017
Job Status: active