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Mechanic 1st Class - Pipefitter
Tesoro Companies Inc. | Martinez, California
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 60621


Under the general direction of the Fixed Equipment Supervisor, the Pipefitter Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and construction of fixed equipment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pipefitting – Knowledgeable and competent in the use of piping and related materials and tools of the trade, including but not limited to tubing and tubing fittings and threading machines.
  • Piping – The ability to read blueprints, PN Ids, and to draw isometric sketches for fabrication and layout.
  • Rigging – Knowledgeable and competent in general rigging methods, and the use of tools and equipment of the craft.
  • Equipment Operations – Responsible for safely operating various equipment including but not limited to fixed cab cranes, forklifts, flatbed trucks and personal lifts.

Working Conditions:

  • Requires frequent standing, occasional bending, squatting, twisting, balancing and reaching for extended period of times. Required to drive company vehicles and equipment. Individual will be required to work in extreme temperature conditions, both hot and cold; high pressures; in and/or around moisture; on slippery and/or uneven surfaces, in confined space; and at heights. Will be exposed to noise; vibrations; radiation; salt water; chemical substances (i.e., well-treating chemicals, glycol, ambitrol, methanol, solvents, gasoline, natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons); irregular or extended work hours, rotating schedules and mandatory overtime.
  • When specific hazards exists could be required to perform the work while wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including bunker gear, flash suits, respiratory protection, supplied air equipment and fall protection.


  • General knowledge of refinery process units and process knowledge preferred.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and industry requirements including but not limited to Process Safety Management (PSM), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American Petroleum Institute (API), Environmental Standards and other applicable regulations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; with strong oral and writing skills. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Must be able to perform work in a team or individual environment.
  • Must possess ability to keep accurate legible documentation of work.
  • Strong computer skills including but not limited to SAP, and M.S. Office Suite including, Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Requires strong mechanical and troubleshooting abilities on individual devices and systems.
  • Requires safe work practices to ensure safety is a fundamental part of every task. Including following all safety procedures and maintain good housekeeping practices.
  • Requires ability to respond to refinery needs outside of normally scheduled work hours and take ownership of all work performed.
  • Requires regular attendance.

EDUCATION and Experience:

  • Minimum: High School diploma or GED.
  • Requires 1-3 years industrial or similar work experience and/or in similar activities.


  • Requires ability to pass a written exam and a hands-on practical test.
  • Incumbent must be medically cleared and physically able to work in all areas of the refinery and perform all job requirements outlined utilizing required safety gear.
  • Candidates must be comfortable working in confined spaces and high elevations, and be physically capable of entering all Refinery towers and vessels when/where necessary.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for ongoing unescorted access into Refinery from perimeter gates.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License, with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates seven refineries with a combined capacity of over 895,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,400 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™, Rebel™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a master limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; two crude oil rail facilities; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Vet / Disability

Posting Notes: || Martinez || California || United States (US) || SF:LI-AK1 || |Refinery Operations || 94553 ||

About Tesoro Companies Inc.

Tesoros Trading Company is a retailer and wholesale distributor of folk arts and crafts from around the world. Owner Jonathan Williams started the company in 1983. He personally selects the items we sell and works with the artisans who make the handicrafts we import.

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