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Metals Craft - Baytown Complex

Location:  Baytown, TX, US
Company:  ExxonMobil

Pre-employment Test Requirement

This Operations and Mechanical (O&M) position requires pre-employment testing.  After applying applicants will receive the Phase I Online Assessment via email. Please check your SPAM folder to ensure that you do not miss this communication. To be considered for this open position; new and existing applicants MUST complete the applicable action (see below) by the requisition close date. 

New Applicant:

  • Defined as an person without test results on file
  • MUST complete the Phase I Assessment by the requisition close date
  • Applicants who complete the assessment after the requisition close date WILL NOT be considered for this position

Returning Applicant:

  • Defined as an person with exisiting test results on file
  • DOES NOT have to re-test but MUST click the test link in order to map existing test scores to this application
  • Failure to map test scores will result in disquailification for consideration for this open position

Requisition Close Date:

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:59 PM Central Standard Time
  • Applicants who fail to complete the assessment or map exisiting test results by the requisition close date WILL NOT be considered for this open position

Job Role Summary


  • Mechanical Craft Technicians are called upon to do heavy mechanical work that requires a number of skills including pipefitting, welding, boiler-making, rigging, operating cranes, carpentry, painting and equipment repair.
  • This position normally works a 10 hour day/4 days a week with some shift work.
  • Job Location: ExxonMobil Baytown Complex -- Baytown, Texas -- Texas Gulf Coast
  • This position DOES NOT include relocation benefits or travel expense reimbursement associated with the pre-employment process

Primary Job Functions

  • Follow Safety Practices and Procedures
  • Troubleshooting/repair all types of mechanical equipment
  • Reading/interpreting repair manuals and drawings
  • Utilization of Hand and Power Tools
  • Use of Pipe fitters Bluebook
  • Operation and use of motorized equipment and hoisting equipment
  • Piping skills--flanged, welded, and screwed
  • Blueprint reading and Pipe sketching
  • Rigging and Hoisting to handle loads
  • Structural steel and plate layout and welding
  • Performing maintenance on all types of fixed equipment (furnaces, boilers, heat exchangers, tower internals, etc)
  • Operating shop machinery (punches, rolls, shears, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of piping systems design characteristics and repair procedures
  • Job will require mounting and dismounting forklifts, trailers, and truck beds
  • Follows and implements Complex policies and procedures
  • Performs position in a manner that demonstrates knowledge, understanding, and commitment for health and safety of self, others and the surrounding communities and for the protection of the environment
  • Knowledge of reliability and maintenance systems and their purpose
  • Qualified in the Metals craft with knowledge of how other crafts affect Metals work and the overall job
  • Able to use software tools to perform operations and tasks required by the job

Job Requirements

  • Ability to make decisions based on safely completing the job, ensuring equipment reliability
  • Demonstrated the ability to effectively develop, communicate and implement plans
  • Effective in oral and written communications, including effective meeting skills
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment, including working toward team goals
  • Willing and able to work in both indoor shops and in field outdoor settings

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Prefer at least 2 years of experience or technical training
  • Mechanical/maintenance experience in a chemical plant (or other manufacturing plants)

Summary of Metals Craft 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 a Mechanical Crafts apprentice. The term of apprenticeship will be for four years.  Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of the program, each apprentice is presented with a Certificate of Completion.


The apprentice program includes minimum or 550 hours of company time on formal instruction of classroom 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 four years of the apprenticeship program, the apprentices will be tested at appropriate, frequent intervals to determine their job knowledge and skills for continuing in the program. The apprentices will have several performance reviews.  Apprentices who are disqualified because of their inability to pass the training requirements satisfactorily will have their employment with the Company terminated.



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ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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