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ExxonMobil Instrument Technician - Baytown Complex in Baytown, Texas

Pre-Employment Testing Requirement

This Operations and Mechanical (O&M) position requires pre-employment testing. Please read the job description in its entirety for additional information on accessing the assessment. The assessment should be completed by Sunday, October 2, 2022.

Job Role Summary

  • An Instrument Technician is responsible for the repair of instrumentation at the Chemical Plant or Refinery

  • An Instrument Techncian is involved in maintaining equipment, doing preventve maintenance and repair work at the Chemical Plant or Refinery

  • Job Location: ExxonMobil Baytown Complex -- Baytown, Texas -- Texas Gulf Coast

  • This position DOES NOT include relocation benefits or travel expense reimbursement associated with the pre-employment process

Primary Job Functions

  • Successful completion of the apprentice training program

  • Focus on safely completing the job, ensuring equipment reliability

  • Perform safe and reliable instrumentation equipment installation/repairs

  • Read instrumentation, troubleshoot instrumentation equipment, use test equipment and understand instrumentation safety

  • Design, repair and monitor of rotating equipment control and electrical supply systems

  • Troubleshoot/maintain PLC systems

  • Troubleshoot/maintain DCS systems

  • Read loop drawings, instrumentation drawings, specification sheets; to install, troubleshoot, and maintain control systems

  • Read loop drawings, electrical drawings, specification sheets; to install, troubleshoot and maintain systems for monitoring and controlling rotating equipment

  • Read loop drawings; electrical drawings, specification sheets, vendor manual data; to install, troubleshoot, and maintain digital systems

  • Operate test equipment and perform calibration, repair or maintenance of equipment control and monitoring systems, including small piping, wiring and tubing

  • Operate test equipment and perform calibration, repair, or installation of instrument, electrical, wiring, piping systems

  • Operate test equipment and perform calibration, repair, or installation of digital systems and equipment

  • Applies Complex policies and procedures

  • Commitment for health and safety of self, others and the surrounding communities and for the protection of the environment

  • Qualified in the Instrument Technician craft with knowledge of how other crafts affect Instrument Technician work and the overall job

Job Requirements

  • Willing and able to work in field environment (breathing-air qualified).

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop, communicate and implement plans

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including effective meeting skills

  • Able to work with others in a team environment, including working toward team goals

  • Ability to work in both indoor shops and in field outdoor settings

  • Able to qualify for a TWIC card

  • Able to obtain and sustain qualifications through on-site training

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Prefer a minimum of 2 years of experience or technical training

  • Knowledge of reliability and maintenance systems and their purpose

Summary of Instrument Technician Apprentice Program

ExxonMobil has an apprenticeship agreement with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor, between the Company and the person employed as a Instrument Technician apprentice. The term of apprenticeship will be for three years. Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of the program, each apprentice is presented with a Certificate of Completion.

The Instrument Technician Apprentice program includes minimum or 550 hours classroom and skills laboratory instruction. The class and lab program includes programmed instruction, lectures, demonstrations, laboratory exercises, slide-tape presentations, video tape recordings, workbook exercises, hands-on practice exercises, written tests, and performance tests. The skills laboratory is a supervised, hands-on activity within which the apprentice actually participates in applying and/or practicing the facts, principles, theory, and safety aspects related to the particular subject or skill being studied.

The apprentices are given field and/or shop work assignments that permit them to develop proficiency and self-confidence in applying the theory and principles and safety aspect of the trade in order to install and maintain instrument type equipment satisfactorily at the Baytown facility.

During the three years of the apprenticeship program, the apprentices will be tested at appropriate, frequent intervals to determine their job knowledge and skills for continuing in the program. The apprentices will have several performance reviews. Instrument apprentices who are disqualified because of their inability to pass the training requirements satisfactorily will have their employment with the Company terminated.

Pre-Employment Testing Guidance

This Operations and Mechanical (O&M) position requires pre-employment testing. After applying you will receive a pop up giving you access to the assessment. You may take the assessment at that time or utilize the instructions below to access the assessment at a time convenient for you. Note that the assessment must be completed by the deadline in order for you to be considered for the O&M position for which you have applied.


The O&M test has been revised. Effective December 1, 2021 ALL candidates must complete the revised assessment. Even if you have tested within the last 365 days (passed or failed), if you tested before December 1, 2021, you must complete the revised assessment to be considered for this O&M opportunity. Failure to complete the assessment by the deadline will result in your disqualification from consideration for this position. The assessment is the same for all O&M requisitions. If you have completed the assessment after December 1, 2021, your assessment results will be mapped to this requisition when you try to access the test. Test passed candidates will be screened by the hiring team and a subset invited for interview. Note that a satisfactory result on the assessment does not guarantee an interview.


Instructions to Access the Assessment After Applying (If you missed the pop up)

  • Login to https://jobs.exxonmobil.com

  • Click on View Profile (top right hand corner) and login.

  • To login you will need your email address and the password established when you created your profile.

  • Scroll down to the Jobs Applied section and click.

  • Complete the assessment for the job where indicated.

ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.