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Refining Technician / Instrumentalist
Refining Technician / Instrumentalist

Refining Technician / Instrumentalist

Company : Valero Energy Corporation
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Quebec

Full Description

The Jean-Gaulin refinery in Levis is currently seeking to fill refining technician positions with an instrumentalist’s profile. The incumbent of the position will be fulfilling operation’s duties while working at operation and will occupy an instrumentalist’s duties when in his maintenance weeks. We are looking for people who are respectful of health and safety rules, team work oriented and available to work on our operating and maintenance schedules.

Tasks at Operation :

  • Ensure proper running of operation and proper functioning of equipment in the unit.
  • Carry out different verification rounds including taking readings of pressures, temperatures and flows.
  • Carry out minor maintenance work on the equipment in its sector.
  • Take samples of process products and perform quality control tests.
  • Participate in major turnarounds, starts and maintenance work of production units.

Maintenance Tasks :

  • As per on the work schedule, perform predictive, preventive and reactive maintenance work.
  • In collaboration with the operation technicians, diagnose the source of the problems and make the necessary corrections for the proper operation of the process.
  • Develop, through training and coaching, skills on the different technologies of the instruments used at the refinery.
  • Intervene on instruments of flow, level, pressure, analysis, control valves and related positioners and distributed control systems.
  • Use measuring devices or computers for programming and adjusting instrument parameters.
  • Follow the execution procedures associated with the tasks.
  • Complete the Quality of Work Checklist and the Pre-Operational Checklist for completed work.
  • Complete reports and forms following preventive maintenance of greenhouse gas (GHG)-regulated instruments.

Work Schedule :

7-week cycle consisting of 4 weeks at operation on 12-hour shifts, alternating day/night. Followed by 3 weeks of maintenance on 8-hour shifts from Monday to Friday.


  • Must have a high school diploma or a secondary grade 5 equivalency degree .
  • Must be a graduate of a Cegep/College in industrial automation and instrumentation or in process instrumentation and control.
  • Must have 5 years of experience in instrumentation
  • Must have a valid driver's licence.
  • Must demonstrate good learning abilities.
  • Must be teamwork oriented.

What we offer :

  • Competitive wage conditions
  • Comprehensive benefits program
  • Internal Training Center
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Challenging industrial projects
  • Private gym
  • Social club

Possibility of becoming a member of an emergency response brigade.

Salary Range :

As per the collective agreement.

About Valero Energy Inc.
Valero Energy Inc., with its head office in Montreal, is a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation. It is the leading distributor of petroleum products in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, with a significant presence in Ontario. The company has a large wholesale network and is the second largest refiner in Eastern Canada with its Jean Gaulin Refinery in Levis. It also has other major logistics infrastructures, including the Montreal East terminal.
At Valero Energy Inc., operational excellence, safety and environmental responsibility are the keys to our accomplishments. We owe our success to the skills of our human resources. If you are looking for an exciting challenge, combine your energy with ours!
About the Jean Gaulin Refinery
The Valero Jean Gaulin Refinery in Lévis, near Quebec City, is one of North America's top-performing refineries.
  • Brought on-line in 1971 with current nominal design capacity of 265,000 barrels per day.
  • Employs about 500 people.
  • Produces gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel, home-heating oil, propane and butane.
  • Receives crude oil by ship year-round at a deep-water dock on the St. Lawrence River.
  • Ability to receive large, single cargoes of up to 1 million barrels provides a competitive advantage.
  • Earned Valero Chairman's Award for Reliability three out of four years, posting the best reliability numbers of Valero's 16 refineries.
  • Reapproved as Valero Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) "Star Site," after again passing a rigorous safety audit by third-party inspectors.
Valero Energy Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


: Operations/Skilled Crafts & Trades/Maintenance

Primary Location

: CAN-QC-Lévis

Job Posting

: Jun 10, 2022, 12:57:11 AM

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External

: Ongoing