Process Operator Trainee

Company Name:
Cenovus Lima Refinery
Company Address:
1150 S. Metcalf St.
Lima, OH 45801
Date Job is Available:
December 6th, 2023
Deadline for Application:
January 11th, 2024
Job Description:
Position: Process Operator Trainee Employer: Cenovus Lima Refinery OMJ Reference#: 266702953   Location: Lima, Ohio, United States Group: Operations Integration Department Posting End Date:  1/11/2024 Staring Pay: $29.66 per hour Job Summary Under the direction of the Process Shift Supervisor, the Process Operator is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance activities of a highly safety sensitive process operating area. This includes operation of all types of equipment, pumps, compressors and control panel consoles. The work requires working with high pressures and high temperatures, and it is mandatory that the operator follow safe working procedures for high pressure equipment. Additionally, the Process Operator is responsible for documentation of daily activities. This role works with other operators, Operations, Maintenance and other relevant Business Units as required. This position is a shift position. Operators are required to work a 12-hr. swing shift including, nights, weekends and holidays.  This role is a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT). Core Responsibilities Provide Personal Leadership by:
  • Ensuring all of your operator medical fitness for duty and safety training requirements are current.
  • Ensuring you understand the expectations for equipment readiness and cleanliness within your responsible unit.
  • Thoroughly understand the operation and process of the equipment in your area of responsibility.  Ensuring to keep up to date with any operating changes or MOCs for your area.
  • Being a continual learner.  Taking advantage of every opportunity to improve your level of knowledge.
  • Provide assistance to fellow operators when needed.
  • Routinely lead and conduct “what-if’” drills with fellow operators.
Meet Facility Targets by:
  • Ensuring key safeguards in the unit are in place, functioning, and effective.
  • Knowing the expected production goals and area team highlights for your shift and operating the unit in the most safe and efficient manner to achieve these targets.  Safe operating limits take priority over targets.
  • Understanding and reporting mistakes and unplanned events, participating in after action reviews, assessing the causes, and providing corrective actions.  Helping in the communication of these corrective actions to the other shift teams through properly filled out Operator Shift Turnover Sheet
Monitor and Solve facility conditions by:
  • Participating in a thorough shift handover with your shift counterpart prior to transfer of shift duties. This handover will at a minimum follow the facility’s shift handover procedure and utilize the Operator Shift Turnover Sheet.
  • At the start of shift, conducting a thorough review noting equipment status, maintenance activities planned, Management of Change, safety systems bypassed, non-routine operations activities in progress, any out of specification parameters or other abnormal conditions, and general cleanliness of operating spaces.
  • Reviewing all previous shift operating logs since your last shift with eye toward identifying trends, noting out-of-specification parameters, and understanding operations conducted in preceding shifts.
  • Conducting unit operating rounds within prescribed frequency, noting abnormal or out-of-specification readings, sounds, trends, and using this information to anticipate impact on unit operation, and production.
  • Perform minor maintenance within your skills and abilities.
  • Identity and/or resolve issues and inform the PSS.
Enforce Compliance of the facility by:
  • Ensuring the standards for run sheet recording, procedure use, and cleanliness are maintained.
  • Knowing and understanding procedural, policy, environmental and regulatory compliance for the Operating unit you are working in (e.g. LOTO, permit limits, work authorization, etc.).
  • Participating in shift handovers.
  • Communicating any operational learnings to the other unit Operators using the Operator Shift Turnover Sheet (Appendix A) and log book.
  • Understanding expectations as they are communicated. If expectations are not understood, ensure clarification is found.
  • Ensuring a safe work environment exists for work being conducted in your unit.
  • Reporting to the PSS any abnormal operating conditions.
  • Ensuring operating and safety procedures are followed.
  • Following LOTO removal, ensure systems are restored to an operational status prior to startup.
  • Follow and enforce without exception Lima Refining Company's Life Saving Rules (LSR's)
Establish a High Reliability Culture by:
  • Understanding the principles of a High Reliability Organization:  knowledge and learning, standards and procedure compliance, questioning attitude, watch team back up, and integrity.
  • Owning up to mistakes and treating them as an opportunity to learn and to prevent recurrence.
  • Respectfully receiving and sharing feedback and lessons learned.
  • Exhibiting team backup and a questioning attitude.
  • Ensuring that Incidents, Near Misses and Hazard ID’s are reported to the PSS.
  • Participation and active involvement in pre-job huddles and after-action reviews as required.
  • Utilize the pre-job huddle and after-action review questions to independently self-check and review all tasks you are conducting.
  • Act as a First Responder in handling of emergency situations as a member of the Refinery's Emergency Response Team
  • Physically fit - Must successfully complete pre-hire physical agility assessment.
  • Previous refinery Operating experience is an asset.
  • Experience with operating process equipment is an asset.
  • 0-5 years working in an industrial setting is an asset.
  • Basic PC proficiency and proficiency with MS Office
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Decisive - Able to identify issues, problems and opportunities and take appropriate action
  • Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Strong commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
Required Qualifications:
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • HS diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • College coursework including any related certifications, state licensing, or military service.
  • Previous refinery or chemical operations experience.
  • Experience working in an industrial setting/shift work.
Working Conditions
  • On-call
  • Walking
  • Keyboarding
  • Driving
  • Sedentary/Sitting
  • Climbing
  • Travel
  • Bending/Crouching
  • Kneeling/Crawling
  • Manual tools
  • Power tools
  • Office equipment
  • PPE incl. Harness
  • Respirator
  • Noise
  • Extreme heat/cold
  • Heights
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Outdoors
  • Chemicals
  • Moving equipment
  • Night time
  • Confined spaces
  • Toxic gases
  • Rotating equipment
  • Wet or damp
  • Sedentary 0-10 pounds
  • Light 11-20 pounds
  • Medium 21-50 pounds
  • Lifting
  • Carrying
  • Pushing/pulling
  • Standing
  • Safety Sensitive
Safety Sensitive: Yes As this position has been identified as safety sensitive, employment of a final candidate selected for this position will be conditional upon successful completion of required pre-employment medical and alcohol/drug assessments. Organizational Competencies Drives for Results Forward Thinking Change Agility Develops Potential Communicates Effectively Works Collaboratively OhioMeansJobs Allen County will conduct required pre-interview selection testing. If you need assistance applying contact OhioMeansJobs Allen County at, 419-999-0360, or 951 Commerce Parkway, Lima, OH 45804. This job requisition will be closing at 11:59 p.m. ET on January 11, 2024. Notification To be considered for a position, please click Apply and create an account or sign in to your Cenovus Careers profile. Immediately following successful submission of your online application, you will receive an online notification confirming Cenovus's receipt of your resume. Only those applicants who apply directly to a posted position and are selected for an interview will be contacted.  We will not accept agency or third-party candidate submissions. To follow the status of your application, log in to your Cenovus Careers profile and click on the appropriate job under ‘My Applications’. To Apply: Complete online application located at
How to Apply
Contact Name: Josh Luke