Safety Attendant/Mechanical Helper Turnaround Worker Training
South Bay refineries employ 1000-1600 temporary workers to assist in annual periodic clean-up and maintenance of refinery facilities. Currently, many of these workers are recruited from outside the area or the state. With at least 25% of turnaround jobs requiring only low-level skills, yet paying as much as $1200 a week, turnaround jobs can provide an entry-point to continuing training and full- time employment. Options include continuing training to meet industry needs for pipefitters and other craft workers
To realize this potential, SBCC has partned with area refineries, the United Steelworkers and TIMEC, a leading turnaround contract, firm to train and employ up to 300 residents over the next two years in turnaround positions. The program will target community residents and provide training, employment in turnaround related jobs at $1200 per week, and transition to additional refinery-related training or education.
“This program is funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 through the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network.”
“Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please call (1-800-735-2922) or TTY (1-877-735-2929) at least 72 hours prior to event.”