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JonTheTigerFan
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz

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That sucks a lot, but I don't think I could complain one bit if I had a rotational shift. I would at least get to see my daughter more often. As it is, I only get to see her every other Christmas anyways.


Go to ExxonMobil.com/careers and create a profile and upload a resume if that's something you are interested in. I work for Exxon (I'm a mechanical supervisor not operator) and we have great benefits, very nice pension and 401k. I love my job and so do most operators. We are hiring a lot of people and will be in the future. Good luck.


CurDog
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
my aunt worked out there for years. i have several friends at the chemical plant. i tried many times, many moons ago to get out there. i guess i just didnt cut the mustard


JonTheTigerFan
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
I'm a Chem plant employee myself. Worked as a contractor for several years before being hired.


smelvis
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
Just a curious question, are jobs at facilities like these dangerous? I've seen a lot of headlines about accidents at refineries and plastics manufacturing facilities in Texas over the last 10 or so years. I remember a couple at Conoco Phillips' Texas City plastic operations.

Do the workers at these facilities get hazard pay or is there no real danger involved?
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kingbob
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
I wish I could work as an operator, but at Exxon and Shell, my GPA isn't high enough to even interview because I'm still in college. I also only have one year of experience and it was as a Project Management Intern for an electrical contractor.


CurDog
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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Exxon and Shell


maybe it is just where i work but they are hiring alot of guys with no experience but that do have those ptech degrees


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diat150
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
do the plants usually have in house staff that take care of the scada systems? im talking more of a programmer position, not an instrument tech. someone that programs the plc's or dcs systems, touchscreens, and whatever HMI's that are being used.


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CurDog
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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Do the workers at these facilities get hazard pay or is there no real danger involved?


the chemical plant i work at has about the nastiest stuff out there. benzene, phosgene all kind of acids, and a multitude of other bad for you things.

they dont call it hazard pay but we have a factored in rate(that goes on top of out hourly pay) everytime we work


MikeD
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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Just a curious question, are jobs at facilities like these dangerous? I've seen a lot of headlines about accidents at refineries and plastics manufacturing facilities in Texas over the last 10 or so years. I remember a couple at Conoco Phillips' Texas City plastic operations


People don't get hurt like they used to in plants. Most are very safe. Definitely more risk compared with an office job somewhere, but you are more likely to be hurt driving to the plant than while working.

I think the shift work takes more years off your life than actual accidents FWIW.


jimbeam
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
Out of college I don't think my GPA would be anywhere near good enough to work at Exxon


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CurDog
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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think the shift work takes more years off your life than actual accidents


after 15 years of shift work, i would agree


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Sigma
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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the chemical plant i work at has about the nastiest stuff out there. benzene, phosgene all kind of acids, and a multitude of other bad for you things. they dont call it hazard pay but we have a factored in rate(that goes on top of out hourly pay) everytime we work


Wow. I hope you are diligent about your PPE. Good to see you are compensated for that side of your work.

Benzene effects are more long term but I took a full breath of phosgene when I first started my current job and thought my lungs were done for.


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MonreauxTiger
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
These plants will be constructed in Texas.


MNCscripper
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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Conoco Phillips' Texas City plastic operations.


You may be thinking of BP Texas City

Marathon just bought it


diamond333
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
There will be two new crackers in Texas I believe, but Plaquemines Crack More Ethane project should create some gigs


diamond333
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
You'd be surprised how safe most chemical plants are (especially DOW). The materials are hazardous but you work at a snail's pace at best.


JonTheTigerFan
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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There will be two new crackers in Texas I believe, but Plaquemines Crack More Ethane project should create some gigs


Exxon Chem plant is getting started on a big expansion right now as well.


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smelvis
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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You may be thinking of BP Texas City


No, I was thinking specifically in this case of the Phillips disaster in 1989 in Pasadena, TX.

But I see the BP explosion happened in Texas City years later. Didn't mean to muddle the two, and glad to hear companies are footing the bill to make these plants safer! Been something I was curious about since seeing accounts of these two accidents.
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Blakely Bimbo
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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These plants will be constructed in Texas.


Thanks. THe article did not say where on Gulf Coast. I figured it would be west of the Mississippi.


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JonTheTigerFan
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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glad to hear companies are footing the bill to make these plants safer! Been something I was curious about since seeing accounts of these two accidents.


I worked a turnaround last year on a unit that had the same design as the one in BP Texas City. One of my jobs was a "Liquid Overfill Mitigation Project" where we reconfigured the system to prevent the same type of incident that happened in Texas City.


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