WHO WE ARE
PBF Energy (“PBF”) is one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants and other petroleum products in the United States. PBF currently owns and operates five domestic oil refineries and related assets with a combined processing capacity, known as throughput, of approximately 900,000 bpd, and a weighted average Nelson Complexity Index of 12.2. PBF Energy’s refineries are located in California, Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey and Ohio.
The Delaware City Refining Company (DCRC) is located on a 5,000-acre site on the Delaware River, with the ability to accept crude by rail or waterborne cargoes. Delaware City possesses an extensive distribution network of pipelines, barges and tankers, truck and rail for the distribution of
its refined products.
The DCRC has a throughput capacity of 190,000 bpd and a Nelson complexity rating of 11.3. As a result of its configuration and petroleum refinery processing units, DCRC has the capability to process a diverse heavy slate of crudes with a high concentration of high sulfur crudes making it one of the largest and most complex refineries on the East Coast.
STUFF WE MAKE
The Delaware City refinery literally fuels Delaware’s economy and mobility by delivering approximately 70 percent of Delaware’s gasoline consumption, while supplying energy to the nation’s northeast. The facility separates, converts and blends crude oil into unbranded transportation fuel and other byproducts:
• Low-sulfur diesel
• Jet fuel
• Heating oil
• Petroleum coke and other petroleum products
4550 Wrangle Hill Road
Delaware City, DE 19706
Employees: 600 Locally
PBF Energy Year founded: 2008. Delaware City Refining Company has been operation, under various owners, since 1957.
CEO: Thomas J. Nimbley
President: Matthew C. Lucey
Human Resources: Annie Tighe
Public Relations: Lisa J. Lindsey
Joey Campana Jr.
Millwright/General Service Operator
AGE: 26 YEARS AT COMPANY: 5 1/2
WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES?
Working as a Millwright/General Service Operator (GSO), my responsibilities consist of working collaboratively with my team and other refinery departments such as; Rotating Equipment and Reliability, Electrical and Operations, to ensure that the refinery equipment runs in a safe and reliable manner. As a GSO my job duties consist of troubleshooting or rebuilding problem equipment, as well as preforming preventative maintenance on pumps, compressors, turbines and automated equipment.
WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU?
Working at the Delaware City Refining Company (DCRC) has been a great next step in my career as a Millwright. Before being hired at DCRC I had previous experience as a Millwright Apprentice, but working at DCRC has advanced my skills and knowledge in the trade; I went from Apprentice to Journeyman and earned my Journeyman Certification, after my remaining hours were logged here. Working at DCRC has been very rewarding and I like working in the state where I live. The company has great benefits and pay. It helped with my wedding - I just got married. I’m a legacy employee, if there were such a thing, as my father has worked at DCRC for 27 years. He’s a Senior Staff Engineer. It’s a family thing.
There are varied requirements for the different levels of being a Millwright/General Service Operator as you test your way to the Advanced Skill Knowledge. My trade skill training as a Millwright began at Hodgson Vocational Technical High School as a student. I participated in the NCCER program, which is a partnership with the state, where I earned my Journeyman’s Certification as a Millwright. I worked a co-op job my senior year in high school with a company in Havre de Grace, Maryland and was hired on full time. I would say that the requirements for this position, would be to gain the experience in a skilled trade and take classes to become certified. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School was a great foundation for my training. They have a great Millwright shop that got me prepared for the real world
A skilled trade is not always just working with your hands, it is more knowledge based and can require a great deal of patience. Additional skills include, but not limited to:
• Mechanical Aptitude
• Welding, machining and metal fabrication
• Knowledge of pumps, steam turbines, and compressors
• Precision Measurements
• Operating equipment such as forklifts, mobile cranes, and high reaches
• Hazard awareness; because this trade requires technicians to work on live equipment often
• Precision Measurements Blue print reading for electrical and P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams)
There are lots of opportunities to grow as a Millwright/GSO. I am currently a 5-year GSO. To advance to the next level GSO and then to ultimately reach the Advanced Skill Level, you must take a test and pass. The tests are a combination of hands on knowledge and a paper test. My goal is to one day reach that Advanced Skill, which is what I am striving for.
$83,616 - $85,426 First and Second Year
$88,483 - $92,165 Third and Fourth Year
$96,325 Advanced Skill