Operator - Chemicals and Specialties
Aramco Trading Americas LLC

Houston, Texas

Posted in Oil and Gas

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Job Info

Position Overview:

The Chems & Specialties Operator will be part of the Commercial Operations and Logistics team and sit embedded with the Chems & Specialties Trading team, which is responsible for buying, selling, trading and scheduling deliveries of Chems & Specialties for ATA and engaging in value adding optimization and trading activities. In addition, the Chems & Specialties Operator will support Aramco Trading Americas' growing upstream supply growth objectives, as well as global trading business. The Chems & Specialties Operator will report to the Head of Commercial Operations and Logistics.


•Attend and participate in regularly scheduled Chems group planning meetings to review and discuss refinery run plans, changes to those plans, inventories at terminals, pipeline schedules, marine vessel status, interactions with refinery scheduling team and outside logistics partners

•Review trading contracts and ensure operational execution, both by Aramco Trading Americas and the external company

•Understand quality constraints, perform quality blending operations, ensure quality consistency, coordinate sampling for assay/quality verification as required.

•Confirm 3rd party contracts, monitor receipts, pipeline schedules, and convey notifications of apportionment or operational issues.

•Coordinate and manage pipeline nominations, scheduling and reconciliation for crude injects deliveries, transshipment, and terminal transfers.

•Evaluate transit times and coordinate with pipelines/3rd parties to advance/delay/swap batches as requires meeting operational requirements at near-Port Arthur or other terminals.

•Coordinate marine activity including FOB liftings, delivered cargoes, vessel vetting, lightering inspections, loss control, custom filings and invoicing.

•Manage terminal inventory records and keep traders informed on supply availability/issues and forward planning

•Actively assess and manage a range of operational plans and outcomes inherent to the refining / logistics / trading environment and share market insight/intelligence

•Work closely with mid-office to ensure positions and risk exposure is valid in the system of record

•Work closely with back-office to ensure the validity of volume actualization, receipt reconciliation, settlement, review/validate and confirm for payment invoices associated with pipeline or marine activity, calculate, and maintain logistics cost accruals in the system of record, verify and approve inspection service invoices on an ongoing basis

•Develop and maintain strong relationship with internal stakeholders and external counterparty.

•Enter orders and maintain accuracy of data in Aramco Trading Americas Software Systems such as: Navarik, Terminal-Smart, Right Angle and other third-party scheduling systems.

•Available to be on call 24/7.

Experience and Qualifications Required:

Basic Qualifications Required:

•Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering

•Legal authorization to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

• Experience with petroleum/Chems & Specialties operations

•Three plus years of business experience

•Awareness of refining operations

•Demonstrated ability to be inquisitive, analytical, collaborative, and detail/action oriented while managing complexity and ambiguity

•Demonstrate ability to be resilient and adaptive in an environment of constant change and challenges

•Ability to maintain organization of a large quantity of dynamic information and circumstances

•Must be available to work in an office environment, located in downtown Houston, TX

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience with or awareness of middle and back-office work processes and policies

Experience with RightAngle software a plus

We reserve the right to amend or withdraw Motiva jobs at any time, including prior to the closing date. Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or grade.

Applicants for regular U.S. positions must be authorized to work in the United States for Motiva Enterprises LLC without the need for sponsorship of an immigration authorization or visa (for example, TN, H-1B, or other employment-based immigration authorization or visa).

Motiva participates in E-Verify.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status under federal, state, or local laws.

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