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Instrument Technician - Gregory, TX


Gregory, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Pre-employment Testing Requirement

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: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 11:59 PM Central Standard Time

IMPORTANT: 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 the ExxonMobil Beaumont Chemical Plant, but will be subsequently assigned to a permanent position at the future Gulf Coast Growth Venture facility in Gregory, TX.


Important Consideration for Candidates

Candidates should apply if they are willing and able to:

  1. Accept an initial temporary assignment the ExxonMobil Beaumont Chemical Plant for training, knowledge attainment of EM units, procedures, processes, systems, 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 Beaumont Chemical Plant with some financial assistance from ExxonMobil
  4. Work for a Company that values strong job performance with periodic performance assessments.

Job Role Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain, and validate instrument PM/Safety Critical/HCP procedures
  • Ensure compliance of our safety program by performing “Loss Prevention Self Assessments” And  “Loss Prevention Observations”
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and calibration of pneumatic/electronic instruments, control valves, PLC’s, Distributed Control Systems, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and hydrocarbon controls practice task
  • Check out and commissioning of new Instrument installations
  • Work within SAP to close work orders with repair history and as found as left data
  • Identify and initiate modification to improve equipment reliability and safety
  • Train others and support the Instrument Engineers and Specialist
  • Work overtime, call-outs, holidays, weekends, shift work, and around hazardous flammable chemicals (with proper training and equipment)
  • Following good housekeeping practices in your work areas
  • Maintain storehouse spares by returning properly rebuilt equipment and requesting new spares as needed

Prefferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as an maintenance instrument technician in a petrochemical plant
  • Strong safety ethics
  • Following written procedures
  • Demonstrated prior relevant work experience
  • Instrumentation related education
  • Proficient in troubleshooting instrumentation
  • Familiarity with a preventive maintenance program
  • Experience with the following:
    • Control Systems (Honeywell Experion, etc.)
    • Smart Transmitters
    • PLC Hardware and Software (Triconex, Modicon, Allen Bradley, etc.)
    • Safety Instrumented Systems (Honeywell Safety Manager, etc.)
    • Control Valves and Smart Positioners
    • Heat Tracing Systems
    • Coriolis Meters (e.g. Micromotion, Honeywell, and Endress+Hauser)
    • Nuclear Level Devices (e.g. Ohmart, Texas Nuclear, Berthold)
    • Asset Management Software (e.g. Honeywell FDM)
  • Proficient in reading and understanding:
    • P&IDs, PLC Logic Diagrams, Instrument Loop 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

Job Segment: Gas, Gas Technician, Technician, ERP, Testing, Energy, Technology

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