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Electrical Technician - Gulf Coast Growth Ventures


Gregory, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Pre-Employment Testing Requirements

This Operations and Mechanical (O&M) position requires pre-employment testing.  Both experience and entry-level candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; prior experience in the oil and gas industry is not a pre-requisite. After applying applicants will receive the Phase I Online Assessment via email. Please check all email folders (i.e. inbox, spam, etc.) to ensure that you do not miss this communication. To be considered for this open position; new and existing applicants MUST complete the pre-employment testing requirement by the requisition close date.


  • New Applicants 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 Applicants MUST map exisiting test results to their application by clicking on the test link but DO NOT have to re-test.


  • Requisition Close Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 11:59 PM Central Standard Time


  1. Appicants who have previously taken Phase I or II of the pre-employment assessment and did not meet the minimum requirement (pass) are not eligible for consideration and will be automatically disqualified.
  2. Applicants who fail to complete the assessment or map exisiting test results by the requisition close date will automatically be disqualified for consideration for this open position.


ExxonMobil offers excellent pay and benefits including medical, dental, pension and 401(k) plans.

Job Role Summary

ExxonMobil is currently seeking personnel to operate its plant facilities at its future Gulf Coast Growth Venture site located in the Gregory, TX area.


Location: Successful candidates will be hired initially to work temporarily at one of the ExxonMobil Chemical Plants, but will be subsequently assigned to a permanent position at the future Gulf Coast Growth Ventrue facility in Gregory, TX.

Important Consideration for Candidates

Candidates should apply if they are willing and able to:

  1. Accept an initial temporary assignment at an ExxonMobil plant (Baytown, Mont Belvieu or Beaumont) for training, knowledge attainment of ExxonMobil units, procedures, procesess, system, etc.
  2. Accept a subsequent permanent assignment at the future Gulf Coast Growth Venture facility at the time of startup or earlier.
  3. Live in temporary housing while working at the plant with some financial assistance from ExxonMobil.
  4. Work for a company that values strong job performance with periodic assessments.

Primary Job Functions

  • Perform electrical testing services on power apparatus, substations and switchgear included (but not limited to) the following:
    • Protective Relays and Relay Systems
    • Circuit Breakers
    • Power Transformers
    • Current and Potential Transformers
    • Meters, Transducers and Power System Metering
    • Power Cables
    • Grounding Systems
    • Motors and Motor Starters
    • Station Batteries and Chargers
    • Alarm Systems and Annunciators
    • Uninterruptable Power Supply Systems
    • Motor Operated Values
  • Document services provided, problems found and corrective action taken or recommended to complete mechanical repairs
  • Lays out, assembles, installs, test, repairs and adjust electrical fixtures, equipment, wiring including panels, breakers and conduit

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as an electrician in the petrochemical industry (chemical plant, refinery, etc.)
  • Completion of a recognized apprenticeship, craft training program or trade school, or military craft training program
  • Demonstrated commitment to electrical safety, strong troubleshooting skills, decision making skills, problem analysis and conflict management skills, particularly in pressure situations
  • Experience with the following is desired:
    • Power Distribution Switching (138 kV systems and below)
    • Medium Voltage Swithgear troubleshooting and repair
    • Electrical Testing (PDMA, Hi-Potential, Insulation Integrity, Partial Discharge, etc.)
    • Knowledge of NFPA 70E, NEC and applicable OSHA standards
    • Transformer Maintenance and Testing
    • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    • Uninterrupted Power Sources (UPS systems)
    • Protective Relay Testing
    • Auot-Transfers Schemes
    • Infrared Testing on Motor Control Centers (MCCs)
    • Electrical Area Classification
  • Proficient in reading and understanding electrical diagrams and technical manuals


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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: Corpus Christi

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