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BP Americas, Inc. Electrical & Mechanical Technician (E&M II) in Manhattan, Illinois


Job title:

Electrical & Mechanical Technician (E&M II)

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Relocation available:


Travel required:


About BP:


This is the place to truly drive change. Our people develop hydrocarbon resources, deliver projects, operate refineries as well as oil and gas production assets.

Join us and make a difference by:

• making our production and operations safer and more standardised

• driving quicker reduction of our carbon emissions

• growing cash returns and delivering improved reliability and optimisation

• maximising efficiency through sharing resources

• accelerating the digital transformation of our operating assets

• developing our people faster, leveraging the scale of P&O

• building greater integration and collaboration in service of our purpose

Job Family Group:

Operations Group

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United States of America


United States - Illinois - Manhattan

Job Advert:

A position is open for an Electrical and Mechanical Specialist (E&M2) within the Manhattan South Products Pipeline Team to be headquartered out of BP Pipeline’s Manhattan IL office. Located in Manhattan IL on the White Oak Pipeline. The hourly rate of pay will be commensurate with the position. The successful bidder must be willing to live close enough to the assigned facility(S) Manhattan IL to reasonably respond to callouts. Qualified bidders must meet the bidding requirements for an Electrical and Mechanical Specialist (E&M 2), including a two-year technical degree or 5 years of experience in electrical/mechanical work. Current O&M employees are required to have completed the E&M curriculum up to E&M2.

The Electrical & Mechanical position provides electrical and mechanical maintenance work and field operations for BP US Pipelines & Logistics. The E&M role is a multi-craft position focused primarily on electrical & mechanical duties.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Successfully and effectively follow all health, safety, security, environmental (HSSE) and operational and maintenance practices and procedures

  • Be motivated and accountable for achieving long-term and day- to-day goals and tasks

  • Effectively manage time and resources and ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously

  • Have strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently without supervision

  • Problem solve, overcome obstacles and make good decisions

  • Work effectively on diverse teams

  • Good oral/written communication skills and communicate effectively with all levels both internally and externally

  • Effectively demonstrate and transfer work related knowledge to others

  • Ability to read maps, alignment sheets, construction drawings and distinguish colors

  • Demonstrate leadership skills and exhibit a high level of initiative

  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed but not limited to eye/face protection, flame retardant clothing (FRC), foot protection, gloves, hearing protection, head protection, etc.

  • Work nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as necessary and is subject to callouts including response to emergency situations

  • Value and practice continuous learning

  • Verify satellite system signal strength and Arcom Director

  • Possess a strong working knowledge of computers

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment as assigned.

  • Conduct and document DOT equipment inspections

  • Possess a strong working knowledge of computers. Utilize MAXIMO, VTA, MS Office and other applications

  • Damage prevention duties as assigned across multiple counties

  • Maintain and repair pumps and motors including PD, centrifugal and gear pumping equipment

  • Troubleshoot and repair manual and automatic tank gauging. Verify instrumentation loop circuits

  • Maintain and repair electronic-control valves, electrical valve actuators and mechanical valves

  • Installation and maintenance of multiple equipment associated with petroleum liquids and/or gas terminals and pipeline

  • Meet all DOT requirements, including Operator Qualifications

  • Emergency Response training, including Hazwoper, RCRA, respiratory and other as required

  • Ability to drive a pick-up or similar on and off road and drive to multiple locations along the pipeline

  • Obtain SIDA badge within the first 3 months

  • The job requires 25% travel on area of responsibility

  • Other duties as assigned

Experience Level:



Production & Operations