Instrument Technician - BTCX


Baytown, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

Pre-Employment Testing Required


This Operations and Mechanical (O&M) position requires pre-employment testing. Please read the job description in its entirety for additional information on accessing the assessment. The assessment should be completed by Sunday, April 28th, 2024.

About Baytown


With a population of more than 77,000, Baytown, Texas, is located in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, just east of Houston, the nation's fourth largest city. Those who live and work in Baytown will find an area rich in history, as well as opportunities for outdoor activities due to its proximity to scenic waterways, namely Galveston Bay, the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou.


Founded in 1919, ExxonMobil's Baytown Complex is located on approximately 3,400 acres along the Houston Ship Channel, about 25 miles east of Houston. Employing a workforce of more than 8,500, it is comprised of four manufacturing sites, including one in nearby Mont Belvieu, and a global technology center. These include the Baytown Refinery, one of the largest refineries in the United States, and the Baytown Olefins Plant, one of the largest ethylene plants in the world.


Its scope of products includes fuels, lube oils, and chemical compounds used in a diverse range of products, from auto battery cases, diapers and tire inner tubes to pharmaceutical uses, food packaging, trash bags and more.


The Baytown area sites are highly integrated, which makes the plants and products more efficient as we develop technologies to make cleaner fuels and work together to operate more safely and reliably.


Learn more about what we do in Baytown here.  

What role you will play in our team

An Instrument Technician is responsible for the repair of instrumentation at the Chemical Plant or Refinery

What you will do


  • An Instrument Technician is involved in maintaining equipment, doing preventive maintenance and repair work at the Chemical Plant or Refinery
  • Successful completion of the apprentice training program
  • Focus on safely completing the job, ensuring equipment reliability
  • Perform safe and reliable instrumentation equipment installation/repairs
  • Read instrumentation, troubleshoot instrumentation equipment, use test equipment and understand instrumentation safety
  • Design, repair and monitor of rotating equipment control and electrical supply systems
  • Troubleshoot/maintain PLC systems
  • Troubleshoot/maintain DCS systems
  • Read loop drawings, instrumentation drawings, specification sheets; to install, troubleshoot, and maintain control systems
  • Read loop drawings, electrical drawings, specification sheets; to install, troubleshoot and maintain systems for monitoring and controlling rotating equipment
  • Read loop drawings; electrical drawings, specification sheets, vendor manual data; to install, troubleshoot, and maintain digital systems
  • Operate test equipment and perform calibration, repair or maintenance of equipment control and monitoring systems, including small piping, wiring and tubing
  • Operate test equipment and perform calibration, repair, or installation of instrument, electrical, wiring, piping systems
  • Operate test equipment and perform calibration, repair, or installation of digital systems and equipment
  • Applies Complex policies and procedures
  • Commitment for health and safety of self, others and the surrounding communities and for the protection of the environment
  • Qualified in the Instrument Technician craft with knowledge of how other crafts affect Instrument Technician work and the overall job

About You


Skills and Qualifications

  • Willing and able to work in shop settings and field environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop, communicate and implement plans
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including effective meeting skills
  • Able to work with others in a team environment, including working toward team goals
  • Able to obtain and sustain qualifications through on-site training  
  • Able to identify and mitigate job and/or safety hazards
  • Performs position in a manner that demonstrates professionalism, knowledge, understanding, and commitment for health and safety of one’s self, others, and the surrounding communities and environment

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with PLCs, Coriolis Meters, Tankage Instrumentation, Ultra Sonic Meters, Bentley Nevada Equipment, Pneumatics systems and various models of Honey Well TDC.
  • Proficient in following manaufctures guidelines and competent in problem solving and trouble-shooting 

Summary of Instrument Apprentice Program
ExxonMobil has an apprenticeship agreement with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor, between the Company and the person employed as an Instrument apprentice. The term of apprenticeship will be for three years.  Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of the program, each apprentice is presented with a Certificate of Completion.
The Instrument Apprentice program includes minimum or 432 hours of formal instruction and skills laboratory instruction. The class and lab program includes programmed instruction, lectures, demonstrations, laboratory exercises, slide-tape presentations, video tape recordings, workbook exercises, hands-on practice exercises, written tests, and performance tests.  The skills laboratory is a supervised, hands-on activity within which the apprentice actually participates in applying and/or practicing the facts, principles, theory, and safety aspects related to the particular subject or skill being studied.
The apprentices are given field and/or shop work assignments that permit them to develop proficiency and self-confidence in applying the theory and principles and safety aspect of the trade in order to install and maintain machinery type equipment satisfactorily at the Baytown facility.
During the three years of the apprenticeship program, the Instrument apprentices will be tested at appropriate, frequent intervals to determine their job knowledge and skills for continuing in the program. The Instrument apprentices will have several performance reviews.  Instrument apprentices who are disqualified because of their inability to pass the training requirements satisfactorily will have their employment with the Company terminated.

Your Benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance and life.


We offer you: 

  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life. 
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match. 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing. 
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you. 
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.
  • This position DOES NOT include relocation benefits or travel expense reimbursement associated with the pre-employment process


More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at
Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.

Pre-employment Testing Requirement


This Operations and Mechanical (O&M) position requires pre-employment testing. After applying you will receive a pop up giving you access to the assessment. You may take the assessment at that time or utilize the instructions below to access the assessment at a time convenient for you.  Note that the assessment must be completed by the deadline in order for you to be considered for the O&M position for which you have applied. 

The O&M test has been revised.  Effective December 1, 2021 ALL candidates must complete the revised assessment.  Even if you have tested within the last 365 days (passed or failed), you must complete the revised assessment to be considered for this O&M opportunity.  Failure to complete the assessment by the deadline will result in your disqualification from consideration for this position.  

Test passed candidates will be screened by the hiring team and a subset invited for interview.  Note that a satisfactory result on the assessment does not guarantee an interview. 


PLEASE COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT BY:   Sunday, 28th April 2024 @ 11.59 PM CST
Instructions to Access the Assessment After Applying

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  • To login you will need your email address and the password established when you created your profile.   
  • Scroll down to the Jobs Applied section and click. 
  • Complete the assessment for the job where indicated.  

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