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BP Americas, Inc. Production Engineer in Whiting, Indiana


Job title:

Production Engineer

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Relocation available:


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About BP:


This is the place to truly drive change. Our people develop hydrocarbon resources, deliver projects, operate refineries as well as oil and gas production assets.

Join us and make a difference by:

• making our production and operations safer and more standardised

• driving quicker reduction of our carbon emissions

• growing cash returns and delivering improved reliability and optimisation

• maximising efficiency through sharing resources

• accelerating the digital transformation of our operating assets

• developing our people faster, leveraging the scale of P&O

• building greater integration and collaboration in service of our purpose

Job Family Group:

Operations Group

Legal disclaimer:

If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test(and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at ; or by telephone at 281.366.1999.

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Job Profile Summary:

Responsible for supporting the delivery of safe, optimal and environmentally sound operations, using sound technical and analytical capabilities to improve operational performance and support standardization and consistency of operations.

Role synopsis

The Production Specialist is an Operations Supervisor for a process unit complex who is the Operating Superintendent’s "No. 2". The Production Specialist is the "go-to" expert for field production related knowledge. The Production Specialist has the leadership capability to routinely fill in for and backup the Operations Superintendent and provides long term stability to the Production Team. The Production Specialist on a daily basis tests what is "real in the field" regarding personal safety, process safety, and compliance, and intervenes as necessary to drive performance.

Time Type:

Full time


United States of America


United States - Indiana - Whiting

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Key accountabilities

Personal Safety - The Production Specialist is accountable to establish expectations and drive their organization to thoroughly assess, understand, and control personal safety risk through the use of safe work permits and compliance with procedures.

  • Ensures HSSE audits are completed as required.

Process Safety - The Production Specialist is accountable to establish expectations and drive unit personnel and the Production Team to continuously reduce process safety risk through compliance with procedures, operating limits, the MOC process, and completion of action items. The Production Specialist leads the PSM compliance effort on behalf of the Operations Superintendent

  • The Production Specialist owns safe operating limit content, accuracy, and usefulness on behalf of the Operating Superintendent

  • Manages Process Safety Information, ensuring accuracy and availability to Operations.

  • Drives the MOC process within the Production Team. Ensures MOC completion prior to commissioning. (Execution of the MOC process, including MOC quality, and timely action item resolution, is the responsibility of Production Team members as directed by the Production Specialist.)

  • Drives the PSM and HSSE action item closure process within the Production Team. Ensures Production Team members know their assignments and associated due dates. (The quality, effectiveness, and timeliness of action item closure is the responsibility of Production Team members and will be managed by Functional Leaders.)

Compliance - The Production Specialist sets expectations and provides a layer of assurance for compliance.

  • Ensures weekly unit verification checklists are completed as required.

  • Ensures deficiencies from gun drills are captured and addressed.

Yields and Energy - The Production Specialist provides leadership to the Production Team to ensure the short and long term plans are delivered

  • Safe, compliant operations that meet the operating plan.

Reliability - On behalf of the Operations Superintendent, the Production Specialist leads the Production Team to drive continuous improvement and long-term sustainability of the business

Sustainable Costs - The Production Specialist is accountable for developing, monitoring, and delivering the operating budget.

  • Monthly forecasting and deviation explanations.

People - The Production Specialist is accountable for creating and nurturing a culture of teamwork, learning, two-way communication, and integrity

Essential education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor of Science in Engineering preferred

Essential experience and job requirements

  • 10 years of refining/petrochemical plant operations experience is required OR 7 years of refinery or petrochemical plant experience with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is required.

  • Must work within the established Ops Model, Maintenance Work Process, TAR and project CVP, MOC, and PSM processes.

Experience Level:



Production & Operations