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Chevron Phillips Chemical CEO sees need for technical workers

04.02.2014  |  HP News

Chevron Phillips anticipates hiring more than 2,800 employees over the next 6 years as it faces a surge in demand for skilled workers to replace a wave of likely retirements.

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The most significant constraint facing petrochemical industry growth sparked by shale resource development is the availability of technically skilled workers to build, operate and maintain the $100 billion of announced chemical projects, according to Peter L. Cella, president and CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical.

During a “Workforce Development” panel discussion at the AFPM International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) in San Antonio, Texas, Cella said that industry projections show the need for nearly 90,000 craft workers in 2015 when industry builds chemical and other related projects along the US Gulf Coast. 

This includes Chevron Phillips Chemical’s US Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals project, which is expected to create 400 long-term jobs as well as 10,000 construction and engineering jobs spanning the length of the project.

“While we will continue to need college graduates with various engineering, accounting, marketing, IT and scientific degrees, our most acute need is for welders, pipefitters, riggers, operators, instrument technicians and other craftspersons, all with two-year degrees or certifications,” said Cella. 

“For many high school graduates, choosing a technical vocation can be an attractive career path because it provides a great salary and benefits without the significant financial burden of pursuing a four-year degree.”

The average four-year degree comes with a hefty price tag with debt relating to student loans topping $1 trillion in 2013, which is the second largest form of household debt after mortgages, according to College Board and Census data. 

“We need to do a better job educating our nation’s young people about the viable and rewarding career pathways for those who opt for occupations that require less formal, and less expensive academic training,” said Cella.

During the panel discussion, Cella highlighted the high wages these positions can make. Top-paid hourly operating or maintenance craft employees in Chevron Phillips Chemical’s domestic manufacturing plants, who work overtime in a given year, may earn in total compensation an estimated $90,000-$100,000.

In parallel, Chevron Phillips Chemical anticipates hiring more than 2,800 employees over the next six years to support company growth plans as it faces a surge in demand for these skilled workers to replace a wave of retirements. 

"This is a very exciting time for the country, the petrochemical industry, and my company so it’s important that we reach out to those seeking employment and an interesting career path to inform them of the significant opportunities available to them,” said Cella.



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Andi Purwadi
07.06.2014

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07.05.2014

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06.02.2014

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05.09.2014

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04.28.2014

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04.18.2014

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04.16.2014

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04.14.2014

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04.10.2014

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04.09.2014

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04.09.2014

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04.09.2014

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04.09.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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ENGR. OLASUNKANMI JIMOH
04.08.2014

The vocational and specific craft training will be more benefitial to young graduates as hand-on training to boost their engineering graduateship.
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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.08.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.07.2014

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04.06.2014

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04.06.2014

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04.06.2014

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04.06.2014

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04.06.2014

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04.06.2014

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04.06.2014

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04.05.2014

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04.05.2014

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04.05.2014

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04.05.2014

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04.05.2014

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04.05.2014

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04.05.2014

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04.05.2014

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04.05.2014

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04.04.2014

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04.04.2014

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04.04.2014

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04.04.2014

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04.04.2014

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04.03.2014

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John A.O. Brown
04.03.2014

I have a BSc. in mechanical engineering and graduating with a MSc. in project management from University of Liverpool UK this July. I am interested for any possible opportunity.

John A.O. Brown
04.03.2014

I am ready and interested to prove my worth if a chance is given.

John A.O. Brown
04.03.2014

There are lots of graduates who are not fresh but have huge experience in oil & gas business but never get the right opportunity to make a difference, yet various organizations are crying the lack of adequate experienced hands. Fresh graduate are needed but old capable ones need a chance as well

Nabeel Jaffar
04.03.2014

Opportunity for young graduates is quite appealing and exciting. I'm always on for petrochemical industry. It's my passion and ultimate desire being a chemical engineer. Consider this young fresh graduate as well. Hope to meet you soon.

Keith Lobo
04.03.2014

Just curious about the how the young graduates without experience are working out. Have seen some interesting projects that show what the lack of both education and experience can deliver.

Diego Fernando González Pinzón
04.03.2014

Muy buenos dias, excelente articulo, quisiera que por favor me informarán sobre las ofertas de empleo, y a que correo puedo enviar mi hoja de vida, me agradaría mucho trabajar con ustedes.

Gracias por la atención prestada a la presente.

Cordialmente.

DIEGO FERNANDO GONZALEZ P.
Tel: 3202971886
Ingeniero Electromecánico
Operador de planta de REFINERIA

Bob D
04.03.2014

Are these folks actually going to use common sense when they hire recently graduated candidates and not bar the door to admit only college graduates with a 3.5 average and a 4 year degree? Naa, the personnel departments there hold too much sway in spite of what Cella says he wnts to do. I'll have to see it to believe it.

mauricio ondarza
04.03.2014

I am a biochemical Engineer with a doctorate in Biotechnology. Interested on environmental issues. I am 56 years old. Is there a job opportunity? Thanks

Shaik Shaker Ahmed
04.02.2014

Hi Sir,

I Am Interested.

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