Refinery Report – September 2021

Marathon Refinery – Wilmington

The calls out to Marathon Refinery to work for Schultz Mechanical were recently filled. Schultz Mechanical will still be looking to put in a few more calls for J.W.’s out to Marathon Refinery in the next couple of weeks. The requirements to take a call at Marathon for Schultz have changed for this work. To take a call, members only need to have a receipt for having signed up for the TWIC Card. Once a member takes the refinery call, the member must report to Schultz. Then the member can sign up for the RSO20 course at OSCA that same day to enroll in the 20-hour RSO20 course. While the member’s background check and hair follicle test for Schultz are in process, the member can attend the 20-hour RSO20 course.  Once the hair follicle and background check come back clear, the member will have completed the RSO20 course and can hit the ground running with all the necessary qualifications and certifications. The projects at Marathon Refinery are slated to continue through the end of this year with possible overtime.

Valero Refinery – Wilmington

Schultz will also need more journeymen at the Valero Refinery in the third quarter of this year. Members will need the RSO20 training card and the TWIC card.

PBF Refinery – Torrance 

M.B. Herzog will need certified instrumentation technicians and a few certified journeymen wiremen for upcoming turn-around work in the fourth quarter of this year. The qualifications to work at PBF Torrance and at most every refinery in Local 11 are all very much the same. You must have a current RSO20 training card and a current TWIC card to work for M.B. Herzog.

World Energy RefineryParamount

The work at World Energy is here! This refinery was formerly Paramount Petroleum, which was bought out by World Energy and is now being completely revamped. Our IBEW union Contractors, California Spectra Electric and Newtron Electric, have been awarded the first of many contracts for much of this very fine work inside of World Energy Refinery.

The first contract will require both of our electrical contractors to hire IBEW journeymen, certified instrumentation technicians, and IBEW apprentices for the newest contract. The RSO20 training card and the TWIC card will be needed to take a call out to World Energy Refinery.

Newtron Electric is looking to begin work at the World Energy facility in late September and will be placing an initial call for approximately 50 to 60 inside wiremen and women, as well as a handful of instrumentation technicians with the Level-B certifications. Newtron Electric will also be placing calls for apprentices at World Energy.

Many other Refineries

As the third quarter and fourth quarters in the refineries approach, work in many other refineries will also be coming. Many of our other contractors working in the refineries are looking to acquire much-needed manpower in the winter months of 2021. So please stay current with the RSO20 training card and please keep your TWIC card current.

Manny Solis
Refinery Business Representative
(626) 318-7442

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