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Pilot Plant Operator

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: USA: Bartlesville, OK, US, 74003

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging and cosmetics, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products.


Even as a global company with 5,000 employees, we maintain a “small company feel” and uphold a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job, and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. There has never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. If you’re ready to grow with us and become part of our vision of being the premier Chemical Company, apply today!



Chevron Phillips Chemical is seeking a Pilot Plant Operator to join our team at the Research and Technology facility in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  The Pilot Plant Operator will operate various processes and analytical tests supporting the day-to-day operations of the PSM Pilot Plant units.  The right candidate will be detailed oriented and able to work effectively in a fast paced, goal-oriented environment. The pilot plant operator will perform day to day monitoring of processes, proactively troubleshoot process issues, and work with other operators, engineers, contractors, and supervision to safely execute tasks necessary for the operation of a chemical process. The chemical process can vary in complexity from a laboratory test to a continuous fully integrated set of unit operations. The pilot unit operator must have a safety-first attitude and expect the same from his/her co-workers.   


  • Monitor chemical processes on a 12-hour rotating shift including weekends.
  • Uses mechanical aptitude to perform routine maintenance work with capability of using heavy pipe wrenches and other hand tools. 
  • Safely and accurately execute tasks related to the day-to-day operation of the pilot unit. These tasks can include (but are not limited to) collecting chemical samples, performing chemical transfers, process start-up, process shutdown, and collecting process readings.
  • Proactively identifies and reports issues related to equipment, safety, and execution to on-shift supervisor.
  • Write safe work permits and monitor the work of contractors within the pilot unit.
  • Utilize a forklift for the movement of materials (chemicals and equipment) within the complex.
  • Perform basic math calculations for materials and recipes.
  • Correctly utilizes all personal protective equipment such as respirators, protective footwear, hearing protection, eye/face protection, hard hat, gloves, chemical and/or fire-retardant clothing, etc.  
  • Follow verbal and detailed written instructions and adheres to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and EHS/PSM policies, procedures, and processes.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Required to work a 12-hour, rotating shift (including nights, weekends, and holidays).  Overtime may be required.
  • Must possess basic math skills for daily calculations of materials and process changes.
  • Must be able to use a computer for data input, email, and reviewing SOPs.  
  • Position requires ability to use mechanical aptitude to do routine maintenance work and troubleshoot an operating process.
  • Capable of using heavy pipe wrenches and other hand tools.
  • Must be able to lift 55 lb. to at least a four (4) foot height.
  • Must be able to climb steps and ladders and work on open grid work decks (up to 5 stories).
  • Requires moving of 55-gallon drums with dollies.
  • Must have the ability to operate pallet jacks.
  • Capable of becoming familiar with Chevron Phillips standard safe work practices such as LTT, safe work permits, and EHS policies.
  • Compliance with all Federal/State regulations and Chevron Phillips policies regarding safety, environment, and health.


Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at


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Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status or marital status.


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Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: No

Closing Date: 01/25/2022

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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