Jan 26, 2016

Starting Feb. 1, Chevron will begin accepting applications for Operator Trainee positions at the Richmond Refinery, the company announced today.

Interested applicants should click here starting on Feb. 1 to create a profile and apply. Applications can be submitted through Sunday, Feb. 7 (no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time/ 8:59pm Pacific Standard Time).

To locate the Operator Trainee positions, select “Find a Job,” click on “United States” then “View & Apply to Job” and search by requisition number 006142800.

Those without Internet access at home can use community resources, including the Richmond Public Library, to apply.

Chevron Richmond said “it is our goal to provide employment opportunities to qualified Richmond residents.” The company is working with local unions and funding training initiatives so residents can become job ready.

Applicants for the Operator Trainee position must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be at least 18 years old, and have a valid driver’s license. Applicants must also have their Regional Occupational Program (ROP Process Plant Operator (PPO) certificate or at least two years of relevant work experience (military service included) or an associate’s or technical degree to possibly be selected to participate in the pre-employment test.

The position includes operating process units using a wide range of control systems and equipment such as tanks, mixers, heat exchangers, pumps, furnaces and vacuum systems, as well as operating manual and automatic valves, meters, pumps, and transfer systems that move product between tanks and process units.


  1. Can applicants in other country like Nigeria apply, pls..

    Love the post | Jan 26th, 2016
  2. Would like to get more information. Also I was thinking about getting my Class A license. Would make me a driver for Chevron?

    David Perez | Jan 27th, 2016
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    Jaime gonzalez | Jan 28th, 2016
  5. Please let me know if I qualify I am a class b CDL license holder but no experience in operators but I have worked in different jobs in the industries laborer Sandblaster etc.

    lay caraway | Jan 31st, 2016
  6. 6 year exep.powder plant and 3 year exep. store kipper and mainyenece

    jagdish meghwal | Feb 6th, 2016
  7. 6 year exep.powder plant and 3 year exep. store kipper and mainyenece or ph.no. 09

    jagdish meghwal | Feb 6th, 2016
  8. The job is for operator trainee but they will turn you down if you have no experience. I thought trainee meant they will train you on the job.

    Linda | Mar 25th, 2016
  9. It appears to me the best way to get a job is to actually apply. Take no advice from persons whom, 1) have not completed the application process, 2) Do not currently work at the described position. In addition, it is my understanding that enrolling in the Regional Occupational Program or ROP is the first step to obtaining one of these high valued positions. The word “Trainee” does mean you will be trained on the job. As with any job, you must be qualified and capable of the work. http://richmond.chevron.com/home/community/programs/ROP2.aspx

    Observer | Apr 28th, 2016
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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.