Midstream employees have a close view to the commercial implications of the operations they oversee through direct linkage to the business units their operations support. Job assignments in the Midstream are structured to develop both professional and personal skills, with a focus on responsibilities for end-to-end processes and operations supporting Pipeline, Lube Blend Plants and Fuels operations. During the early career phase, engineers are rotated regularly through multiple functional and geographic assignments. In addition, there may be opportunities to develop supervisory or management skills or to develop into subject matter expert over the course of one's career with Midstream.
- Field Engineer — Actively participate with area team to develop plans to effectively utilize and manage area assets. Develop and implement practical solutions to technical issues related to operating assets. Scope, oversee and manage field-controlled projects associated with pipelines and terminals. Act as technical point of contact for operations. Spend 30 percent to 50 percent of time outside of the office working with ops personnel and supervising projects.
- Project Engineer — Actively participate in project planning and development activities of specifically assigned projects. Coordinate and participate in the design of new and modified facilities necessary to meet the project requirements. Coordinate and oversee contractors and other resources in implementing the project work scope. Primarily office-based during project development, then 80 percent to 100 percent time is on location during implementation.
- Reliability Engineer — Manage and account for the continuous improvement of all operations work processes, including the blending, packaging, warehousing and shipping of finished products and the receipt of their components. Responsible for optimizing the plant’s personnel and physical assets to ensure the plant meets Midstream objectives. Spend 50 percent to 70 percent of time outside of the office working with operations personnel and supervising projects.
- Planning — Various positions within planning and scheduling include Raw Material Planner, Production Planner, Deployment Planner and Finite Scheduler. Develop raw material, deployment, production and packaging plans. Achieve target customer service levels while accounting for network constraints and optimizing transportation spend and inventory levels throughout the network. Collaborate on product line management projects and coordinate implementation onsite. Office-based positions at plant location.
- Transportation – Various positions within transportation include Transportation Advisor, Truck Advisor and Rail Advisor. Manage carrier performance/relationships and provide transportation logistics expertise to internal and external customers during day-to-day operations. Identify, develop and implement key strategic initiatives to provide cost savings, promote best-in-class processes and improve/achieve overall business objectives. Pursue opportunities to reduce costs and seek ways to use transportation as a competitive advantage. Headquarters- and office-based positions at plant location.
- Modeler — Utilize logistics modeling tools to analyze supply chain systems and support network optimization initiatives. Provide data analysis necessary for decision making to optimize system performances. Participate in development of projects to improve efficiency at optimal supply chain costs. Headquarters-based position.
- Project Coordinator — Lead cross-functional project teams to implement product changes approved by the Product Offering Management (POM) team. Establish and manage POM project timelines and expectations. Optimize sourcing for new and existing products, packages and customers. Headquarters-based position.
- Chemist — Maintain laboratory operations. Support the quality of our products through adherence to policies and procedures. Maintain and calibrate equipment systems to support the testing process. Review test methods for compliance to industry standards. Act as backfill for the Laboratory Supervisor. Office-based position (within the lab) at plant location.
Midstream recognizes that maximum contribution from people comes with full development of their potential. The majority of new engineers start at headquarters in downtown Houston. New engineers spend a minimum of three to four months in a training program, which consists of technical and administrative classroom instruction, operation field visits, job shadowing and projects with increasing responsibility.
Midstream provides excellent opportunities to grow and develop. Assignments vary based on developmental need and career aspirations. The size of the Midstream provides flexibility to develop into subject matter experts, to gain experience in midstream facilities, to gain experience in pipeline integrity, to acquire financial acumen in business development and to obtain exposure to other ExxonMobil affiliates such as Refining, Production, Chemical and Supply. In addition, there may be opportunities to develop supervisory or management skills over the course of ones career with Midstream.