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Experienced Metals (Pipefitter/Boilermaker/Welder)

Richmond, California


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Experienced Metals (Pipefitter/Boilermaker/Welder)

Richmond, California


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Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading energy companies. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, and conducting business in approximately 180 countries, the company is engaged in every aspect of the oil and natural gas industry, including exploration and production; refining, marketing, and transportation; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation.

Chevron Products Company is accepting online applications for the position of Experienced Metals (Pipefitter/Boilermaker/Welder) located in the Richmond, California Refinery through June 5th, 2024 at 11:59 PST.

The Experienced Refinery Metals Craft Mechanic is a journey-level Boilermaker, Pipefitter, and Welder who will perform a variety of maintenance, repair, and construction type of work in the field and shop settings of the refinery. The duties include weld fabrication of piping, equipment and structural, removal and installation of new/existing equipment, rigging, blinding, fresh air work, confined space work, high-temperature work, etc. This position works with others. Maintenance crafts, Reliability, Operations, and Technical groups daily.

As a 24/7 operating refinery, working overtime, weekends, holidays, and shift work is required.

For additional information on this position, please contact Mauricio Ochoa – Work Phone: 510-242-4442

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

  • Responsible for the proper performance of work within reasonable time limits and following established procedures, regulations, safe practices, and all applicable codes.

  • Works in Process Plant and Shop environments

  • Performs troubleshooting, preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance activities.

  • Fabricate piping structural and equipment in the field and shop environments.

  • Perform all metal craft requirements to safely work on plant equipment.

  • Ability to utilize hand, power, and precision tools safely and effectively. Makes necessary craft computations and

  • uses a computer.

  • Must be able to take initiative, work independently, plan and organize own work.

  • Responsible for estimating labor and materials and for the safe and economic use of resources.

  • Looks for and acts on opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Ability to display a comprehensive understanding of and follow refinery policies and procedures.

  • Ability to grasp complex issues and apply good problem-solving skills to develop recommendations/solutions.

  • Build positive working relationships with operators and other crafts, both internally and externally to Chevron.

  • This position requires driving on a routine basis.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Able to fabricate piping, structural, and equipment with little to no guidance.

  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization including Technical, Operations, and Maintenance

  • Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of safe work practices and maintain a personal commitment to

  • Incident and Injury-Free Operations

  • Must be able to provide proof of journey-level Metals Craft through Boilermaker, Pipefitter, and/or Welder certification.

This job is a Safety Sensitive Position and is subject to Random Drug/Alcohol testing in addition to pre-employment background checks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-7 years of refining or petrochemical experience.

  • 10 years of Journey-Level Metals Craft experience

Testings & Assessments

If selected to participate in the Pre-employment testing process with Chevron, you will be required to take the following battery of STANG timed tests:

  • Craft Specific Aptitude Assessment

Measures the ability to read, understand, and use information in graphs, charts, tables, and written passages to solve problems and apply general craft knowledge and principles to understand and implement solutions to various situations.

  • Hands-on Skill Assessment

Measures the demonstrated abilities and knowledge of Welding. The test will consist of a 6-inch, schedule 80 pipes, welding in the 6G position using the SMAW or GTAW/SWAW process. The test coupon will be evaluated using ASME section 9 criteria. Chevron's tests are focused on industrial aptitudes. Candidates should focus on their abilities, reading comprehension, understanding information in tables and graphs, and understanding industrial math.

  • Maintenance Assessment

As part of the application process, you will be required to take an assessment that measures aptitude and work styles. We recommend you allow approx. 45 minutes to complete the assessment in one sitting. If you need to exit, your progress will be saved.

You will be immediately directed to the testing portal upon submittal of your application, at which point you will have 72 hours (about 3 days) to complete the online assessment.  

Once complete, your assessment score will be valid for 180 days. Should you re-apply for another Job Requisition within this timeframe that includes the Maintenance Assessment, you will be required to complete the application process and then click on the assessment link. This will resubmit your previous results.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered within Chevron's parameters.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

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  • The compensation and reference to benefits for this role are listed on this posting in compliance with applicable law. Please note that the compensation and benefits listed below are only applicable to U.S. payroll offers.

  • The anticipated hourly wage can make up to USD $55.45. The selected candidate’s compensation will be determined based on their skills, experience, and qualifications.

  • Chevron offers competitive compensation and benefits programs which include, but is not limited to, variable pay, health care coverage, retirement plan, protection coverage, time off and leave programs, training and development opportunities, and a range of allowances connected to specific work situations. Details are available at

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