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Kapolei, HI, US, 96707

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  754

Title:  Operator Trainee



Position Title:




Immediate Supervisor:

Operations Supervisor





The Operator is responsible for operating assigned processing, treating and/or distribution equipment by manual and/or instrument control under supervision.


• High School Diploma or GED required

• Documented successful training in an electro-mechanical operation or trade is preferred


• Successful employment in a previous industrial capacity is preferred

• Computer knowledge, skills and abilities desired

• Knowledge of basic chemistry and/or physics is desired


• Complies with and enforces established rules and regulations in use of safety and environmental equipment.

Starts up and shuts down process equipment and systems such as pump, air coolers, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors. Maintains fired furnaces in good and safe operating conditions.

• Executes daily shift turnover effectively and attend daily safety meetings.

• Perform pipefitting duties.

Monitors and adjusts process equipment, process flows, temperatures, levels and pressures.

Assists in trouble shooting equipment and process-related problems.

• Recognizing hazards and taking action to eliminate and/or mitigate the situation.

• Use Stop Work authority as needed

• Draws product samples for quality control testing. Performs field quality control tests as required.

Transfers products from tank to tank for blending and shipping.

Maintains or fill out surveys, checklists, inventories and journals as necessary. Monitors maintenance requirements and prepares notifications for work.

Maintains assigned work area and equipment in a safe, orderly and clean condition. Reports any unsafe or abnormal conditions.

Attends emergency response classes and responds to refinery emergencies as required.

• Works closely with maintenance, environmental and inspectors

• Performs other duties as required.


• Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Must be able to use wrenches, screw-drivers, small-to-medium sized hand tools and measuring tapes.

Must be able to respond to operational emergencies in the refinery.

Must be able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.

• Must be prepared to accept training in fire-fighting, CPR, first-aid and perform these functions.



Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.


Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.


Professional Conduct: Recognizes and takes personal responsibly for impact individual personal behavior has on others, and demonstrates safety focus, professional commitment, adaptability, and resilience. Accepts curative feedback in professional manner.


Decision Quality:  Makes good and timely decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, experience, and sound judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.


Problem Solving:  Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and does not stop at the first answers.


Professionalism:  Reliable and engaged in furthering organizational goals, demonstrated by maintaining high standards of personal performance, professional growth, and attendance. Professional behaviors that mirror our company values of Integrity, Creativity, Hard Work, and Respect for Others. Willing to “stop the job” and help ensure safety operational standards are not compromised.




Works 12-hour shifts (4am-4pm, 4pm-4am) four days on/four days off with alternating day and night shifts. Safety glasses, earplugs, gloves, steel-toed shoes, hard hats, Nomex, and respirator used when necessary. Must be available to work during off-hours to include staff coverage needs, emergencies and turnarounds. Able to take call outs and be on standby status frequently. Mandatory overtime required. Must be able to work weekends and holidays on a regular basis.


• Must be in good physical condition as light to medium physical work is required in frequently climbing high or working in confined spaces.

To perform essential job functions, frequent walking, standing, reaching overhead, gripping and climbing required.

Must be able to see with a 20/40 vision or better with good depth perception and able to distinguish colors. Contact lenses shall not be worn as there will be exposure to foreign particles.

Must be able to hear satisfactorily as conversations will frequently take place with loud background equipment noise; a hearing aid is acceptable.




Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii

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