Maintenance Mechanic Refinery resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Qualified Plant Operator with 21 years in  refinery operations seeks long term career.
Professional Summary
Dedicated and reliable refinery operator with skills and experience in plant operations. Competent, safe and highly qualified operator that demonstrates outstanding abilities in maintaining a safe work environment and troubleshooting mechanical faults while retaining quality production. Works well with management to create schedules and is able to establish deadlines and adjust priorities to keep production flowing smoothly and efficiently. Coordinates and implements approved changes within the refining process.
Summary of Skills
  • Efficient
  • Operations management
  • Self-motivated
  • Results-oriented
  • Safety-oriented
  • Permit writing
  • Written/verbal communication
  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Mechanical knowledge
  • Issue analysis
Maintenance Mechanic-Refinery, 10/2012 - 01/2014
Brinderson Constructors City, STATE,
  • Perform preventive maintenance : Removal and installation of petroleum storage tank vapor recovery vacuum breakers and regulators under supplied air; at times suspended from a crane basket
  • Inspect, rebuild and test petroleum storage tank vacuum breakers and regulators
  • Prepare vapor recovery knock out pots for hydro blast, maintenance and inspection for example: close valves, install slip blinds, blind flanges and lockout tagout
  • Proficient in the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) such as supplied air, SCBA, eye protection, hearing protection and fall protection
  • Set up tasks requiring the use of supplied air; inspect all tools and equipment prior to use, inspect and change out supplied air bottles,inspect and lay out air hoses, connect air regulator and ensure tools and equipment are safe to use before all parties arrive to start job/task
  • Perform safety watch duties while maintain communication with co-workers (and other personnel such as crane operator when specific tasks required the use of a crane)
  • Complete all paperwork before starting any job/task including a Safety Task Assessment (S.T.A.)

Head Pumper-Outside (field), 04/2007 - 10/2010
Tesoro Corporation, Shell Oil 2002- 07, Equilon Enterprises 1998-02, Texaco 1989-98 City, STATE,
  • Maintained tank farm equipment which included:tanks , manifolds, piping temporary piping, separators, knock out pots, pumps and filters
  • Aligned and started pipeline transfers to various petroleum companies in the L.A. basin
  • Operated, monitored and maintained transfer and unit feed charge pumps
  • Ensured operating pumps were running at optimum temperature and pressures
  • Routinely gauged (hand and Varec) all active tanks in designated area of responsibility
  • Consistently monitored levels and temperatures of all active tanks
  • Regularly inspected all equipment for any unusual conditions
  • Prepared equipment to be taken out of service for repair of preventive maintenance for example: valves closed ,lockout tagout, bleeders open, vents open, equipment drained etc.
  • Issued permits to maintenance for work to be completed on equipment
  • Oversaw and ensured work being done on equipment was done safely
  • Supervised and assisted tasks performed by co-workers

Head Pumper -Inside (control room), 04/2007 - 10/2010
Tesoro Corporation , Shell Oil 2002-07, Equilon Enterprises 1998-02, Texaco 1989-98 City, STATE,
  • Planned, managed and coordinated tank farm operations which included: tank to tank transfers, tank to unit transfers, outgoing and incoming pipeline transfers and manifold line ups
  • Synchronized multiple pipeline transfers with various petroleum companies in the L.A. basin as well as the Port of Long Beach
  • Organized tank alignments for outgoing gasoline, diesel , jet fuel and gas oil tenders/transfers
  • Coordinated tank alignments for incoming crude receipts
  • Maintained communication with customers when transfers/tenders/receipts were taking place
  • Sustained communication with all process units
  • Monitored tank farm vapor recovery system
  • Examined all tank levels, rates and temperatures
  • Observed all incoming crude receipts
  • Prepared accurate and complete documentation for all outgoing gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel products
  • Updated and ensured daily work orders and responsibilities were completed and done safely
  • Provided accurate information to process units, supervisors, engineers and managers via phone, email or radio

Work History
Grade Checker, 06/2016 - Current
Boberg Engineering Anaheim, CA
Mechanic/Vapor Recovery Technician-Blue Skies Department, 10/2012 - 01/2014
Brinderson Constructors Carson, CA
Head Pumper- Receiving ,Pumping and Shipping dept. (R.P.&S.), 04/2007 - 10/2010
Tesoro Corporation Los Angeles Refinery Wilmington, CA
Head Pumper R.P.&S. Department, 2002 - 04/2007
Shell Oil Company Los Angeles Refinery Wilmington, CA
Pumper/Head Pumper-R.P.&S. Department, 1998 - 2002
Equilon Enterprises Los Angeles Refinery Wilmington, CA
Gauger/Pumper- R.P.&S. Department, 07/1989 - 1998
Texaco Refining and Marketing Inc. Los Angeles Refinery Wilmington, CA
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Norwalk High School - Norwalk, CA
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

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School Attended

  • Norwalk High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Grade Checker
  • Mechanic/Vapor Recovery Technician-Blue Skies Department
  • Head Pumper- Receiving ,Pumping and Shipping dept. (R.P.&S.)
  • Head Pumper R.P.&S. Department
  • Pumper/Head Pumper-R.P.&S. Department
  • Gauger/Pumper- R.P.&S. Department


  • High School Diploma

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