• Operator Trainee 1

    Sourdough Fuel/Petro Star
    Job Description

    Petro Star Inc. is a subsidiary of ASRC and was formed in 1984 to fill a unique role in Alaska's petroleum market. Our North Pole Refinery built in 1985 is a 22,000‑bbl/day facility, producing heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, jet fuels, and asphalt base oil for the Interior and Northern Alaska communities. 


    We operate our businesses reliably and efficiently by strategically developing energy resources to meet growing consumer demands.  Petro Star is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees and the public, as well as promoting concern and respect for the environment.  As an employer, Petro Star is one of the best companies in Alaska providing tremendous future potential where talented people thrive.




    This is a one-year refinery operator trainee program.  During the trainee program, the trainee’s primary responsibilities are to learn all facets of the refinery’s operation and assist the operators in the day to day running of the plant.  If the trainee successfully completes all requirements of the one-year program, he/she will be eligible for hire as an entry-level refinery operator provided an operator position is available at that time.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (and other duties as assigned)

    • Learn the refinery hazards, safety procedures, distillation process and the various components which make up the refinery.  [During the course of the one-year training period, trainees will be provided with training regarding the plant’s hazards, safety procedures and educational materials explaining the distillation process and various components which make up the refinery. The trainee will be tested quarterly for comprehension of assigned training curriculum.
    • Operators and trainees will work side-by-side on a 12‑hour 7 days on / 7 days off work schedule.  The trainee will help cover shifts and may not follow the typical shift rotation of two shifts of days and two shifts of nights. Together, the operators and trainees will constitute a “shift” and be responsible for all aspects of the refinery’s operation, ranging from housekeeping and maintenance of the unit and property, to operation of the process unit during steady-state conditions, start-ups/shutdowns and process upsets.
    • While personal safety and safe operation of the refinery are the most important goals we all have, trainees are also expected to participate in all new construction projects and turnarounds [maintenance work undertaken while the process unit is offline].  Many times this work will fall on non-shift days, and while Petro Star will not usually require you to work overtime, you should be willing to work a reasonable amount of O/T if requested.


    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Process technology AA Degree preferred.
    • Engineering, mechanical, pipe welding, environmental, instrumentation, refining experience or construction skills are beneficial but not required.
    • Good math skills.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Ability to quickly grasp and master complex ideas and procedures.
    • Ability to work and function well with other people in a team environment.


    PSI is a drug-free workplace.  As such, you will be required to comply with PSI’s substance abuse policies.  This position will participate in DOT/PHMSA pre-employment and random drug testing.  If you have a CDL, this position will participate in DOT/FMCSA pre-employment and random drug testing in lieu of DOT/PHMSA.


    This is not a rotational job on the North Slope.  You must live in the Fairbanks / North Pole area or be willing to relocate at your own expense.




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    Petro Star is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabilities.

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