Chevron Job Info
Desi

Sumrall, MS

#344 Jul 8, 2013
MjS wrote:
Gulf, I'm an operations trainee in my third year. 99% of the time the heaviest thing you lift all day is a tool belt with channel locks and a cheater on it. You are not paid for what you lift. You are paid to study lineups and chemical reactions so when shit hits the fan you work quickly and safely.
Desi, I didnt know a single person out there. I was hired because I have a four year degree from southern and some work experience at Ingalls. My shift team leader said what more than likely gave me the edge was the degree. It shows you are capable of studying hard and devoting time to understanding the process. Don't give up. There's 5 highly capable operators in my area. One is an HO. Knowledge is power out there. It's what makes you a capable operator. Not lifting wrenches. That's what contractors and maintnance is for. Operators get paid to think.
Thanks, MjS. That means alot. And I know that what you are saying is true because I have family out there that have given me a pretty good idea as to what will be expected of me. I will not give up going after this job. I've gone to school and did my time, just hopin for my reward. I will hopefully be seeing you there very soon :) lookin forward to workin with people who actually know what they are talkin about. Oh, and I can lift channel locks like a champ.:p haha!
Anonymous

Antwerp, OH

#345 Jul 9, 2013
MjS wrote:
Gulf, I'm an operations trainee in my third year. 99% of the time the heaviest thing you lift all day is a tool belt with channel locks and a cheater on it. You are not paid for what you lift. You are paid to study lineups and chemical reactions so when shit hits the fan you work quickly and safely.
Desi, I didnt know a single person out there. I was hired because I have a four year degree from southern and some work experience at Ingalls. My shift team leader said what more than likely gave me the edge was the degree......
Hey, can you please tell what you have a degree in? I have an interview and I have a four year degree. I hope it helps me.

Thanks.
MjS

Biloxi, MS

#346 Jul 10, 2013
crimsontide22 wrote:
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Hey, can you please tell what you have a degree in? I have an interview and I have a four year degree. I hope it helps me.
Thanks.
Business Admin. I don't think the degree type matters as much as the fact you invested four years on your life learning...on purpose. Lol. Half of my crew has bachelors. A couple has associates. There's guys that are in my hiring class that have ptech certificates from JC.
Your put in a three year training program where you have to learn at least four jobs in that time frame. To learn them you have to manage your time and be able to study at work. I'm guessing the degree tells them you can study.
Good luck yall. I applied and was posting on this thread before I got the job back in 2011. I was posting under "ocean springs" at the time. I know what it's like. They like to hear about safety and teamwork during the interview.
crimsontide22

Antwerp, OH

#347 Jul 10, 2013
MjS wrote:
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Business Admin. I don't think the degree type matters as much as the fact you invested four years on your life learning...on purpose. Lol. Half of my crew has bachelors. A couple has associates. There's guys that are in my hiring class that have ptech certificates from JC.
Your put in a three year training program where you have to learn at least four jobs in that time frame. To learn them you have to manage your time and be able to study at work. I'm guessing the degree tells them you can study.
Good luck yall. I applied and was posting on this thread before I got the job back in 2011. I was posting under "ocean springs" at the time. I know what it's like. They like to hear about safety and teamwork during the interview.
Thanks man, I also have a Business Admin degree from Troy. Glad to hear, makes me feel better about it. Any other tips for the interview? Thanks
Gulf

Gautier, MS

#348 Jul 12, 2013
MjS wrote:
Gulf, I'm an operations trainee in my third year. 99% of the time the heaviest thing you lift all day is a tool belt with channel locks and a cheater on it. You are not paid for what you lift. You are paid to study lineups and chemical reactions so when shit hits the fan you work quickly and safely.
Desi, I didnt know a single person out there. I was hired because I have a four year degree from southern and some work experience at Ingalls. My shift team leader said what more than likely gave me the edge was the degree. It shows you are capable of studying hard and devoting time to understanding the process. Don't give up. There's 5 highly capable operators in my area. One is an HO. Knowledge is power out there. It's what makes you a capable operator. Not lifting wrenches. That's what contractors and maintnance is for. Operators get paid to think.
You just said it, you have a bachelor's in a related field. I know a woman who works for Chevron. But she's a chemical engineer with a bachelor's degree from Miss. State University. She worked in Pascagoula for a while & then moved off.

She didn't know anybody but that's why I said you either 'get on' by knowing the right guy....or like her corporate brings you in from the outside based on your degree/PRIOR job experience. Which you obviously had.

The point I'm making is that regular John/Jane Does like me on the street have zero chance to get on out there. If I had a master's or a bachelor's in chemistry or some related field then yea, I'd be able to get a job out there.
Gulf

Gautier, MS

#349 Jul 12, 2013
Desi wrote:
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Thanks, MjS. That means alot. And I know that what you are saying is true because I have family out there that have given me a pretty good idea as to what will be expected of me. I will not give up going after this job. I've gone to school and did my time, just hopin for my reward. I will hopefully be seeing you there very soon :) lookin forward to workin with people who actually know what they are talkin about. Oh, and I can lift channel locks like a champ.:p haha!
If you have a degree in a science field like chemistry or in engineering technology or chemical/petroleum engineering then yea, you did "earn" your spot. But corporate will be hiring you. But that's not what you let on. You let on you were going to school for an unrelated school.

As for the whole "hopin for my reward" entitlement complex -- again you haven't "earned" anything. You either have the background or you don't, its pretty much that simple. There is no way to "work" or "earn" your way into the job. You just pass your classes w/an A or a B or you don't.

There is no middle ground.
Desi

Canton, MS

#350 Jul 12, 2013
Gulf wrote:
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If you have a degree in a science field like chemistry or in engineering technology or chemical/petroleum engineering then yea, you did "earn" your spot. But corporate will be hiring you. But that's not what you let on. You let on you were going to school for an unrelated school.
As for the whole "hopin for my reward" entitlement complex -- again you haven't "earned" anything. You either have the background or you don't, its pretty much that simple. There is no way to "work" or "earn" your way into the job. You just pass your classes w/an A or a B or you don't.
There is no middle ground.
As far as I'm concerned, finishing a degree of any kind deserves getting a job. What the hell do you think college is for if not for getting you a job later. You clearly have a misguided view of how things work. You go to school, you get the necessary qualifications, you work even harder to beat out the other people for the job. At least I'm not sitting on my ass like you. Sure, there is a shortage of jobs in that specific area, but you know what, I'm just as likely to get it as anyone else, not just b/c I know people. So please keep your mouth shut if you can't say anything useful besides your little rants you have to go on. You are obviously bitter about your failed attempts to get the job, so stop takin it out on everyone else.
Gulf

Gautier, MS

#351 Jul 13, 2013
Desi wrote:
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As far as I'm concerned, finishing a degree of any kind deserves getting a job. What the hell do you think college is for if not for getting you a job later. You clearly have a misguided view of how things work. You go to school, you get the necessary qualifications, you work even harder to beat out the other people for the job. At least I'm not sitting on my ass like you. Sure, there is a shortage of jobs in that specific area, but you know what, I'm just as likely to get it as anyone else, not just b/c I know people. So please keep your mouth shut if you can't say anything useful besides your little rants you have to go on. You are obviously bitter about your failed attempts to get the job, so stop takin it out on everyone else.
If you majored in chemistry, chemical engineering, some relevant engineering technology majors, petroleum engineering or if you have prior experience or training as a refinery operator then yes, you do deserve the job. But I thought you said you were studying something random like business finance or English or something.

You don't deserve anything. You qualify -- but that doesn't mean you deserve anything or that you're entitled to anything.

Also -- if you hear about "AH WE'RE ALWAYS HIRING" in the newspaper like what Ingalls has been saying. Like today in the Miss. Press they had a big article about a welder shortage & wanting to hire 2000 people or something like that. I have a high school diploma, enough college, I passed their skills test(KEY test, I think it was called), I was interviewed & offered to join the union & work any hours or shifts they wanted -- yea did that 3 times. They're full of crap. Companies do press releases like this to satiate local political leaders who grumble about them not hiring locals & bringing in outsiders when in reality whenever locals try to join their stupid apprentice or training programs they make up every reason under the sun not to hire them.

I can pass a drug test, can work any shift, any hours, do any work they ask & will comply with any training. Again -- you're not getting on w/out prior experience, the degree necessary, etc etc.

There's always a catch & its always bullsh*t.

But yea, believe w/ever you want sister.
MjS

United States

#352 Jul 13, 2013
I know a couple HOs that can't get their kids on. Things work a little differently now. When you apply your app is sent to California. In California you are randomly selected by a computer to take the test. Once you take it they take the top scores, I'm not sure how many. When I interviewed there was ten of us going in ten different rooms. The interview took about twenty or thirty minutes. They were doing that all day for weeks. At the interview they score you. It's three different people. Usually one from ops and two from HR. they compile the scores and move on. After all that they take the top 24 and make the first class. They take another 24 and make a second. At the interview is the only time putting a word in can help. The problem is getting there. They said my class of ops was about 1% of the totAl amount of people tested. There's a guy in my class that applied every year for ten years and interviewed three times. It's a hard job to get simply based on the quantity of applicants.
WhensLunch

Biloxi, MS

#353 Jul 17, 2013
I just have to add this to the conversation. For what it is worth I interviewed Tuesday and they said 3 to 4 weeks. I have my PTech degree and interned with Chevron a year ago. I wish everyone luck this is an outstanding place to work. There will be two classes of 18 people per class from about 250 being interviewed. That is what I was told. Good luck everyone.
Gulf

Gautier, MS

#354 Jul 19, 2013
Good for you whenslunch. We need more local boys on out there, fewer outsiders. Good luck with your career.
Wonder

United States

#355 Aug 15, 2013
Whats the latest updates from the people that applied to for operations this time around?
whenslunch

Biloxi, MS

#356 Aug 16, 2013
Got the call today. I start october 7th.
JAT

Moss Point, MS

#357 Aug 17, 2013
whenslunch wrote:
Got the call today. I start october 7th.
Congratulations! I interviewed as well but I have not received a phone call nor email.
pascagoula

Pascagoula, MS

#358 Aug 17, 2013
whenslunch wrote:
Got the call today. I start october 7th.
congrats welcome aboard
Angel5

Sumrall, MS

#359 Aug 18, 2013
I had a degree, have had an intern, and an interview, so I'm hoping and praying I can get a call for Oct. 7 class... I wonder have they completed the calls for the October class yet??
JAT

Moss Point, MS

#360 Aug 18, 2013
Angel5 wrote:
I had a degree, have had an intern, and an interview, so I'm hoping and praying I can get a call for Oct. 7 class... I wonder have they completed the calls for the October class yet??
I hope not. I want this job so bad! Hopefully both of us will get a call this week. Good luck!
Wonder

United States

#361 Aug 19, 2013
Has anybody recieved any emails telling them they didnt get it or anything like that?
Lying

United States

#362 Aug 19, 2013
The whenlunch guy is lying because they wouldn't call them and tell them a start date, they would call them and tell them when to take a drug test and when to take a physical
Angel5

Jackson, MS

#363 Aug 19, 2013
JAT wrote:
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I hope not. I want this job so bad! Hopefully both of us will get a call this week. Good luck!
Thanks, Good Luck to you too!!! I'm praying for some good news today or sometimes this week!!!

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