Instrument Technician

Full Time
Corpus Christi, TX
Installation, Maintenance & Repair


Title: Instrument Technician
Company: CITGO
Location: Corpus Christi, TX.

CITGO Petroleum Corporation is seeking to hire exceptional Instrument Technicians who can provide Maintenance field expertise that will support our ongoing Operations at the Corpus Christi Refinery.


  • Troubleshooting and performing proactive preventative maintenance on field instrumentation in an industrial environment
  • Typical Devices Include: Flow, Level, Pressure and Temperature transmitters, Control valves, tank gauging systems, Fired Equipment and Rotating Equipment protection systems, area monitors
  • Proficient use of P&IDs, Multi-meters and communication systems such as Foundation Fieldbus, Modbus and Hart
  • Capable of troubleshooting Radar levels and Wireless systems
  • Available for Call-Outs, night coverage and Extended hours for Turn-Around and Unit Emergencies


  • Education/experience
    • 5 years industrial experience as a journeyman level Instrument Technician, OR
    • Associate degree in Instrumentation, OR
    • Level 4 NCCER or ISA instrumentation certification plus 3 years industrial experience as a journeyman level Instrument Technician.
  • Supervisory and/or planning experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Candidates must be able to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credentials Card).
  • Must be available for overtime (including weekends and holidays) as required.
  • Must have the ability to climb ladders/work in high locations.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds; work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and vessels; and work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines.
  • Must be able to read, follow and understand schematics, drawings (including ladder logic), and other diagrams.
  • Must successfully complete assessments, background checks, and medical exams.

Relocation benefits are not available for this position.

Employer will not sponsor visas for this position.


TWIC Eligibility Requirements:  The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to the regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card. To obtain more information on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website

Please note:  Communication regarding the next steps in the hiring process will be done using the email you provided.  Please be sure to continuously check your email, including “SPAM” or “JUNK” email box.

About CITGO:  Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 42 terminals, six pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the sixth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 4,600 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the Rocky Mountains.  CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc. For more information, visit

CITGO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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