Process Technician - Chicago

Summary of Position 

RTI employs a staff of Operations personnel that are experienced in operating petroleum refining and/or chemicals processes and equipment.  On a daily basis, our Operations Team works with refinery operations personnel and turnaround professionals to plan and carry out chemical cleaning strategies. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Execute clearing and cleaning plans developed by RTI Operations Manager. 
  2. Assist Operations Manager on project executions.
  3. Assist Operations Manager with training appropriate client personnel on RTI’s cleaning and clearing strategies.
  4. Follow-up with clients to ensure that we meet or exceed their expectations.
  5. Conduct business in a safe manner consistent with RTI’s Quality Policy, with an emphasis on a servant's heart and competitive urgency.
  6. Controls costs through daily prudent decisions.

Supervisory Responsibilities (Direct and indirect)

  1. On some occasions will be a Lead Operations Manager, having responsibility for others on the team.
  2. Provide direction to part-time Operations Technicians.

Please be aware that RTI requires Covid-19 vaccinations for all new hires.     

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have an interest in helping others (servant’s heart), work well as a team member and enjoy developing new relationships
  • Understands basic plant piping circuits
  • Ability to read piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Basic knowledge of pressures, process flows, and temperatures
  • Ability to clearly and confidently communicate plans to plant personnel at multiple organizational levels
  • Diagnose and solve problems during the actual applications
  • Quickly master software tools such as MS Visio, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook
  • Perform work safely in all plant settings 
  • Work as a self-starter and manage projects with minimal management oversight

Acceptable Experience and Training 

  • Some mechanical / hand tools experience preferred.

Required Certificates and/or Licenses

  • Process Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree (or equivalent) – 2 year program, or
  • Associate’s Degree and Process Technology Certificate (or equivalent) – 1 year program
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in either program.
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a Process Operator in a refinery or chemical plan may replace/enhance the degree requirement.
  • 1 year as an Operations Technician Supervisor for RTI may replace the above requirements.

Working Conditions 

  1. Planning work is done both in office and plant settings.  Plant settings involve knowledge of hazardous environments and safety requirements.
  2. Execution activities are normally conducted on 12-hour shifts until the project is completed.  This work is impacted by weather conditions and many hours on employee’s feet.  Being in good physical condition, as determined by a pre-employment physical, is essential. 

Physical Demands 

A pre-employment physical will determine if the prospective employee’s health is suitable for the role. 

Safety Equipment/Apparel 

Fireproof clothing, hardhat, safety glasses, ear protection, safety footwear and gloves are typically required.  May need to wear half-face respirator at times.  These items are provided by RTI.

Required Travel

Ability to travel to outlying markets for supporting a growing list of clients across the U.S. and Canada.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.