Lead Operator

East London, Eastern Cape
22 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy. To learn more, visit the Explore Chevron website.

We operate 100,000 barrels per day refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town, that produces gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel oil, paving asphalt and other products. Chevron South Africa also has interests in a lubricant oil manufacturing plant in Durban and maintains a laboratory and blending plant there.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Lead Operator located in East London, South Africa through November 30, 2016.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for execution of day to day Operational activities at proprietary Terminal including Product receipts / Marine operations relating to scheduling, Transfers, Loading rack operations, Tank operations, Quality control, Routine maintenance, OE/HES, Stock control and reconciliation with regards tank operations to the Global Stock Control Standards. Also ensure consistent application of clean, safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sound operations. Assist Terminal Manager with all Operational activities.
  • Ensures compliance with OE/HES standards as well as compliance with standard operating procedures for Operational staff and personnel under his/her supervision. Ensures safe work practices are adhered to in the plant and that processes are in place to ensure conformance. Performs frequent OE walkabouts (facility and work-related) and participates in Management OE walkabouts at Terminal. Active involvement / participation in safety meeting content.
  • Responsible for execution of routine maintenance activities including the prioritization of work on a daily basis in support of reliability and cost management efforts. Collaborating in the development of the routine Maintenance and OPEX budgets as well as responsible for costs within these areas. Work with Terminal Manager / Facility Engineer to define Capital requirements for tanks, piping, equipment and general maintenance inspection plans for the Terminal. Execute plans in line with approved standards.
  • Provides coaching and supervision to plant operators and contractors supporting terminal operations. Coordinates with Terminal Manager training and development of the personnel under his/her supervision. Responsible to perform personnel evaluations (PMP).
  • Lead incident or loss investigation, agreed on corrective actions and ensure timely completion thereof. Stewards the LPS process by ensuring that Terminal staff are conducting an adequate number of observations and that action items are completed on a timely basis. Responsible for Safety Meetings, Stand Downs, Loss Prevention System Observations (LPOs) and Job Loss Analyses (JLAs). Reporting of all incidents in line with IIR , EIM and other related processes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma/certificate in operations or process management or equivalent
  • At least 3 years experience in the petrochemical industry
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Amenable working in shifting schedules

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:

Selected candidates will work in South Africa under the local payroll system and benefits.

Employment Equity:

Selections will be made in line with the Chevron South Africa Employment Equity plan.