Chevron will begin accepting applications for Refinery Maintenance Trainees positions at the Richmond Refinery.

Chevron Richmond is hiring for Refinery Maintenance Trainees positions

Beginning Friday, Chevron will begin accepting applications for Refinery Maintenance Trainees positions at the Richmond Refinery. We want to make you aware of this information before it is formally advertised.

Individuals interested in applying should visit www.chevron.com/careers to create a profile and apply for the position. To locate the Refinery Maintenance Trainee position, select “jobs in the United States” and search by requisition number 006136495.

Please feel free to share the information about this job opportunity with Richmond residents and others. Note: resumes will be accepted electronically via our website, www.chevron.com/careers beginning Friday May 9, 2014 and must be received no later than Friday, May 23, 2014. Those who do not have Internet access at home will need to use community resources, such as the Richmond Public Library to submit an application.

Chevron Richmond supports the economic development of Richmond, helping to build a stronger community. We have committed to increase our local hiring in Richmond by 50% over the next 5 years. We are working with local labor unions and contractors to highlight the benefits of hiring locally. We are also strengthening the training-to-jobs pipeline by working with local nonprofit training organizations to help local residents qualify for jobs, not only at Chevron, but at other local businesses as well.

JOB DETAILS:

The Refinery is committed to hiring top caliber applicants for this position.  Applicants must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent and must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Must obtain a TWIC Card within 6 months of employment
Chevron Richmond responded to the community's call for more emissions reductions as part of refinery modernization, and doubled its community investments.

Major inaccuracies in KPIX 5 story on Chevron Richmond modernization project

This Chevron Speaks submission was written by officials with Chevron Richmond and published in the Richmond Standard by editor Mike Aldax.

A story recently aired by KPIX 5 San Francisco painted an inaccurate picture of Chevron Richmond’s modernization project.

The story used misleading and inflammatory language to portray the project as potentially harmful and unnecessary. In fact, the $1 billion investment will replace some of the refinery’s oldest processing equipment with modern technology that is inherently safe and meets the nation’s toughest air quality standards.

Contrary to the aired report, the project will not double sulfur emissions. Sulfur emissions will actually decrease as a result of modernization as the refinery adds equipment that allows it to safely and more efficiently remove sulfur content from crude oil while controlling emissions. Modernization will provide the refinery the flexibility to refine crude oil blends and gas oils with higher sulfur content.

Crude oil is defined by its density – heavy, intermediate or light – and by its sulfur content – sweet or sour. Characterizing the project as a means to accept “dirtier” crude is inaccurate and deceptive.

Chevron Richmond has historically processed some of the lightest crudes on the West Coast and will continue to do so after the project. Modernization is not about refining Canadian tar sands or heavy crude and the project will not allow the refinery to bring in crude by rail or pipeline.

Chevron Richmond has committed to no net increase in criteria air pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and health risks from the project. In fact, many of the emissions that are of concern to the community will decrease.  In addition, the refinery will invest $30 million over the next decade to lower greenhouse gas emissions and create green jobs in Richmond and North Richmond.

The environmental impact report (EIR) written by the city and now under public review is a detailed and thorough analysis of the Modernization Project.  The city of Richmond is accepting comments on the EIR through May 2. Details on how to make your voice heard are available at www.chevronmodernization.com.

Chevron Richmond responded to the community's call for more emissions reductions as part of refinery modernization, and doubled its community investments.

Newer, safer, cleaner – and other common sense reasons for refinery modernization

This Chevron Speaks submission was written by officials with Chevron Richmond and published in the Richmond Standard by editor Mike Aldax.

The release of the environmental impact report (EIR) on the Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project marks an important milestone in our efforts to create a newer, safer, cleaner refinery.

The comprehensive and thorough report, which was prepared by the City of Richmond and a team of expert consultants, details exactly what the project is and what it isn’t. We encourage everyone to review the EIR on the City’s project page at chevronmodernization.com. Good places to start are Chapter 2 (Summary) and Chapter 3 (Project Description).

The EIR also reinforces what Chevron has been saying all along – that modernization is a common sense project that will protect the environment, enhance safety and create jobs. It also confirms that modernization isn’t about processing dirty crude or Canadian tar sands. It won’t allow us to start to bring in crude oil by rail. And there is no cost to the City of Richmond or local taxpayers.

At its core, modernization is about replacing some of the refinery’s oldest processing equipment with newer technologies that are inherently safer and help meet the nation’s toughest air quality standards.

It replaces the existing 1960s hydrogen plant with a modern plant that is 20 percent more energy efficient. It also gives us more flexibility to process crude oil blends and gas oils containing higher levels of sulfur while meeting safety and environmental standards.

Piping circuits will be replaced with new, upgraded piping circuits that have greater resistance to corrosion. Safety inspections will be enhanced and significant regulatory oversight added to ensure the refinery meets all government-approved safety standards.

The project will reduce emissions overall with its commitment to no net increase.  And over the next 10 years, Chevron has committed to investing $30 million to lower community related greenhouse gas emissions and create local green jobs right here in Richmond.

Meanwhile, the billion dollar investment will create 1,000 union construction jobs and 1,300 indirect jobs added in the community along with $220 million in local spending during construction.  We’ve also signed an agreement with the City and the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades to increase job opportunities for Richmond residents.

It’s clear that modernization is important to the city and the future of the refinery – so important, in fact, Chevron has hired a number of Richmond residents to go door-to-door and answer questions about the project. It’s part of Chevron’s commitment to be fully transparent during the review process and ensure that residents have a clear understanding of what the project means for the city.

Residents will find the EIR to be straightforward and detailed, and the 45-day comment period allows for extensive analysis and review. The public will have multiple opportunities to ask questions, find out more details and share opinions. A full list of public meetings is available here.

We are confident that residents who take the time to review the EIR will see how modernization benefits the entire Richmond community. To learn more and express your support for refinery modernization visit RichmondProud.com.

A small fire at the Chevron Richmond refinery early Wednesday was quickly extinguished without injury or threat to neighbors or the community.

Chevron Speaks: Article on refinery projects misleading

modernizationmapAn article published in the East Bay Express on February 5 contained incorrect and misleading information about Chevron USA’s Richmond Refinery Modernization Project.

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Despite what the article suggests, there is no connection between the Modernization Project and any other Bay Area refinery project. The Modernization Project is not about processing heavy crude or unconventional Canadian tar sands.

Also, the Modernization Project will not enable the Richmond Refinery to receive crude oil via rail car or pipeline. The environmental impact report for the WesPac project in Pittsburg does not include the Richmond Refinery in its list of facilities that will receive crude from the facility.   The Richmond Refinery will continue, as it does today, to receive all its crude oil via ship.

The Modernization Project will create a newer, safer, cleaner refinery that is better for the community. The project will reduce air pollution overall, add energy efficiency, and increase safety—all while creating 1,000 construction jobs and pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.

Click here to get the Modernization Project facts.

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Richmond deserves more news coverage

For the first time in more than 30 years, Richmond will have a community-driven daily news source dedicated to shining a light on the positive things that are going on in the community. We believe Richmond residents want and deserve more local coverage of the stories that make our unique community a special place.  We have retained a veteran Bay Area reporter with a solid reputation, Mike Aldax, to ensure stories are covered factually, fairly and objectively.

We are constantly looking for ways to engage people in Richmond on issues that are important to the community. We regularly communicate through our corporate website, a monthly newsletter, email blasts and advertise on billboards and in local newspapers. We think it’s good for us to have a conversation with Richmond on important issues, and we also think there are a lot of good stories in this city that don’t get told every day.

The Richmond Standard will cover what community papers are known to cover: breaking news, City Hall, entertainment, food and youth and high school sports. We believe our city’s most exciting athletes, artists and entrepreneurs deserve recognition. We won’t attempt to compete with other news organizations. We want the Richmond Standard to cover stories that other publications don’t have the time or resources to get to.

Community members and groups are encouraged to participate in the Richmond Standard’s coverage by sending information or photos of newsworthy people, places and events to newstips@richmondstandard.com. Our views will be shared only in a special section on the website called Chevron Speaks.

While the Richmond Standard isn’t the first community-driven journalism site that doesn’t rely on advertising revenue, it is among the first to receive seed funding from a major corporation. We believe the website has the potential to blaze the trail for a new model of corporate-sponsored, community-generated news.

There’s not always a lot of shared understanding about what goes on in our community. We believe it’s time for people to come together and help make our great community an even better place to live and work. And that starts with providing Richmond will a daily resource dedicated to covering the stories that make this community a special place.

*Chevron and Chevron Richmond are shorthand for Chevron U.S.A. Inc.’s Richmond Refinery and its other divisions located in Richmond.