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8 March 2018

ExxonMobil Australia grows its capabilities in Victoria

ExxonMobil Australia is bolstering its capabilities in Victoria with a range of new positions being filled across its Longford, Long Island Point and Altona sites.

With a focus on supporting local employment opportunities across a variety of functions, the current intake has a strong focus on apprenticeships. These new apprentices will receive industry leading training and support as they build their careers in mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and other technical roles. 

A number of local existing full-time employees began their career journey as apprentices and are evidence of the outstanding career opportunities that are available to new recruits.

The path towards the role of Longford Plants Manager began with a local apprenticeship for David Anderson who now oversees the day-to-day activities of a modern industrial complex employing more than 200 people and supplying 50 percent of the eastern Australian gas market.

David’s ExxonMobil career began over three decades ago and while he currently works close to where he grew up and studied at Longford Primary School, he has worked on locations as far away as Milan and the US as part of his tenure.

“It really pleases me to see us investing in new operational roles which I know can open up a world of opportunities for new apprentices.

“ExxonMobil facility operations rely on highly-skilled jobs such as technicians and operators. These are skillsets that are highly sought after around the world in a range of industries. A career at ExxonMobil can truly set you up for life,” he said.

Longford and Long Island Point will also be welcoming new plant operators to contribute to the operations of what are some of the most important industrial facilities in Australia. 

Photo — The path towards the role of Longford Plants Manager began with a local apprenticeship for David Anderson.

In Altona, three new operator trainees commenced work this year through the refinery’s traineeship program and three former trainees have been employed as Process Technicians.

Altona Refinery Manager Riccardo Cavallo said the refinery was continuing to provide jobs and investment in Melbourne’s west.

“These new members of the team arrive at an exciting time at the Altona facility with new investments seeing the refinery increase its daily capacity from 80,000 to 90,000 barrels of refined fuel products per day,” he said.

ExxonMobil Australia also welcomes its latest batch of university graduates who represent the cream of the crop of the engineering and scientific student communities with many returning to the company having completed our vacation student programs in recent times.  

Lead Country Manager Richard Owen said the new members of the ExxonMobil team can look forward to bright futures as the business diversifies its resources to solve the energy challenges of tomorrow. 

“ExxonMobil places a high priority on employee development on a global and local level with millions of dollars invested every year in professional and technical training. New recruits can expect to receive ongoing education and skills development through on the job training provided by multiple local and global resources over their career,” he said. 

While the new batch of apprentices, operators, supervisors and graduates come from a variety of backgrounds, what they have in common with each other, and the 75,000 strong global ExxonMobil workforce, is a strong interest in the energy industry.

“A commitment to the highest levels of employee development feeds into our goal of developing the premier workforce in our industry. 

“We look forward to welcoming them to what we trust will be professionally and personally rewarding careers at ExxonMobil,” he said.