Tesoro Manager, Routine Maintenance in Carson, California

Requisition ID: 43861


Manages and leads refinery’s routine maintenance group. Directs efforts to support reliability-centered maintenance strategy. Ensures departmental activities are conducted in safe, regulatory compliant and environmentally responsible manner. As designated, may act in capacity of Senior Manager, Maintenance in his/her absence.


-Participates, as member of department’s leadership team, in development of Maintenance’s strategic and tactical plans including establishment of specific objectives aligning with refinery’s targets for safety, regulatory compliance, reliability, and efficiency.

-Directs efforts to improve effectiveness and efficiency through deployment of routine maintenance optimization plan with focus on downtime prevention and long-term resolution of equipment and maintenance issues. Manages analysis to identify opportunities to reduce unplanned downtime and maintenance costs. Tracks, trends and reports results of maintenance efforts to refinery leadership. Ensures departmental activities are conducted in safe, environmentally sound and regulatory compliant manner across the site. Ensures risks associated with routine maintenance activities are appropriately managed.

-Manages or provides input to development and rigorous execution of corporate, refinery, and department operational excellence management systems (e.g. policies, programs, standing instructions, and procedures) to maximize safe and efficient execution of routine maintenance across site. Ensures adoption of and adherence to engineering guidelines, industry standards, and best practices. Promotes culture of continuous improvement.

-Develops and manages budget. Exercises financial stewardship to control expenditures.

-Manages staff. Initiates selection, promotion and corrective actions when appropriate; accountable for fair and uniform application of human resources policies. Leads design and implementation of hourly skill development programs. Oversees career paths and succession planning.

-Key member of refinery’s labor-management committee(s) including separate bargaining units. Works closely with Human Resources on labor relations matters in area of responsibility. Ensures compliance with collective bargaining agreements.


  • Minimum undergraduate degree in engineering required.

  • -*Minimum 10 years refinery maintenance or operational experience with at least 5 years supervisory/management experience in progressively responsible positions required.

-Working knowledge of process industry equipment and rotating equipment, refining operating units and processes.

-Must have physical ability to perform all essential job duties and work extended hours, including nights and weekends in a process operations / heavy manufacturing environment. Work may be conducted during periods of inclement weather. Must have physical ability to access all areas of the refinery including use of stairs and/or ladders to inspect critical process and mechanical equipment. Must be available to respond to upset conditions during off-hours, including holding a leadership position in emergency incident command organization.

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.

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

EOE: Race / Sex / Veteran / Disability

Posting Notes: || Carson || California || United States (US) || SF:LI-JC-1 || |Refinery Operations || 90810 ||