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Process Operator

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: USA: Cedar Bayou, TX, US, 77521

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!


We are currently seeking qualified individuals to join our team as a Process Operator for our Cedar Bayou plant located in Baytown, Texas. This is an employee-oriented and safety conscious facility where respect, responsibility and recognition are a part of everyone’s responsibilities. If you are a dependable, motivated individual and meet the requirements below, you may qualify.

The successful candidate should be able to promote a safe environment through our Tenets of Operations, ensuring environmental compliance, operating reliably, and producing the highest quality product. The Process Operator will work with maintenance and all other departments to ensure safety, environmental, production and cost goals are met.  Employees in this position receive work direction from the Shift Supervisor and work with other Operators in performing routine plant operating duties, including, but not limited to the following tasks: 

  • Safely operate pumps, compressors, fired heaters, reactors, extruders, distillation columns, and other plant equipment within safe operating ranges
  • Make changes to the operating process necessary to maintain product quality
  • Monitor the performance of plant equipment and process conditions, read flow meters and temperature and pressure gauges, and take routine readings on process variables
  • Operate control room instrumentation systems
  • Draw samples of products from the process for laboratory testing
  • Perform lab testing on some process streams
  • Promptly respond to process alarms / constraints
  • Start-up/shut-down process equipment
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance
  • Support other Operational activities associated with site Turnarounds and Projects

Position requires ability to climb, bend, lift, and perform a wide range of physical activities; ability to work at heights; entry into confined spaces; work in adverse weather conditions; ability to listen and follow instructions.
Requires 12-hour rotating shifts, including holidays and weekends, and overtime. Operating needs of the unit will dictate work schedule. Must be able to complete the requirements of the formal Operator's training program and pass required testing. Must follow all plant safety guidelines and policies, which includes the wearing of fire-retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE). Must be able to report to work in response to call-out or stand by within 90 minutes of receiving the request. Must be able to provide standby coverage which will be assigned during off days.


Other requirements include passing an electronic pre-employment test and the Console Operator Basic Requirement Assessment (COBRA) prior to being considered for the job.  Successful candidates will be required to successfully complete a physical examination, which includes a drug and alcohol screen, fitness for duty exam, and background check.  Competitive wages increase through our progression program.  



  • Must have an associate degree in Process Technology (or related field) with minimum 2 years of experience OR High School Diploma/GED with minimum of 4 years of applicable experience in the Petrochemical or Refinery industry.  
  • Required to work 12 hour rotating shift work schedule (including nights, weekends, and holidays)
  • Will be required to work overtime; standby coverage assigned on some off days
  • May be required to participate on Initial Response Team (firefighting)
  • To become fully certified, candidate will be required to successfully complete the entire certification process
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Should possess basic computer skills


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


Paper resumes will not be accepted. All job seekers must go to the web site to be considered for positions. If you are interested in applying for this position and need an accommodation to apply, please contact our Human Resources Service Center at 1-800-446-1422, option 4.


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.


To all recruitment agencies: We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to employees) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with this requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Company, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.


Travel Requirements: Up to 10%

Eligibility for Relocation: No

Closing Date: 01/25/2021

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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