Sunday, January 16, 2022

Chevron Richmond Refinery Speaks

This is page contains information about the Chevron Richmond Refinery, as well as Chevron Product Company’s views on issues important to the company and the Richmond, CA community.

Meet one of our partners Gonzalo Rucobo, executive director of Bay Area Peacekeepers, Inc.

Tell us about Bay Area Peacekeepers inc. The Bay Area Peacekeepers inc. (BAP) is a nonprofit that was founded in 2005 to help promote peace and nonviolence in the community. In the mid-2000s, there was...

Get to know Megan Bleckinger, a Refinery Shift Leader

EMPLOYEE NAME: Megan Bleckinger JOB AT CHEVRON: Refinery Shift Leader YEARS AT CHEVRON: 8 years EDUCATION: B.S. and MChE. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, B.S. in Chemistry from Carlow University Tell us about your job at...

Meet one of our partners Willie Hicks, head of Laborers Union, Local 324

Tell us about the Laborers Union, Local 324? We are the local laborers union, specializing in concrete, asphalt, underground piping and traffic control. I have been president for 20 years, and since I first started...

What We Do: Refinery 101

From providing high skill jobs that pay competitive wages, to supporting local businesses and non-profit organizations, to paying taxes that fund essential public services, Chevron has been an important part of the Richmond community...

Get to know Cort Cooper, a Physical Oceanographer in the Chevron Energy Technology Company

EMPLOYEE NAME: Cort Cooper JOB AT CHEVRON: Physical Oceanographer in the Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC) YEARS WITH CHEVRON: 26 EDUCATION: Bachelor's and Master's degrees from MIT; PhD in civil engineering from the University of Maine Tell us...

Get to Know Nicole Mendoza, Safety Analyst and Chemical Inventory Coordinator

EMPLOYEE NAME: Nicole Mendoza JOB AT CHEVRON: Safety Analyst and Chemical Inventory Coordinator YEARS WITH CHEVRON: 6 years Tell us about your job at Chevron. As a Safety Analyst, I compile our safety metrics for reporting, and I...

The Power of “Stop Work Authority”

By Kory Judd, Richmond Refinery General Manager, From the first moment a new employee or contractor starts work at the Richmond Refinery – and every single day after – Chevron stresses safety. Our workers not...

Get to Know Mitra Kashanchi, Hydroprocessing Unit Business Manager

EMPLOYEE NAME: Mitra Kashanchi JOB AT CHEVRON: Hydroprocessing Unit Business Manager YEARS WITH CHEVRON: 24 years with Chevron; 1.5 years at the Richmond Refinery Tell us about your job at Chevron. As the Refinery Business Manager for the...

Water Conservation at the Richmond Refinery

Californians are doing their part to decrease water consumption.  And because we understand that there is an urgent need for sustainable management of California’s water resources, here at the Chevron Richmond refinery we are...

Maintaining an Open Dialogue with our Neighbors

What are those puffy clouds that I sometimes see coming from the Refinery?  Tell me about the air quality in Richmond? How can I get a job as a Refinery operator? These are some of...

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