Refinery operator Interview Questions
14Refinery Operator interview questions shared by candidates
Why should we hire you above other candidates?
Name a time at work when you went above and beyond your duties
"Tell me about your safety policy"? I asked three clarifying questions about this question as asked. I believe he misread the question and I was out of time before he realize he kind of hang me out to dry. I accept that I could have definitely just misunderstood him but he repeated that exact phrase again.1 Answers
I incorrectly answered this question. What they were trying to get at was a list of safety policies at a past employer. Less
Tell me a time you noticed a safety issue and how you handled it.1 Answers
I had just picked up a 4 car load heading to spring from Freeport and noticed a a strap was loose,i then proceeded by letting off the accelerator and turning on my 4 way flashers, once I reached about 20mph I steered towards the shoulder of the street as began pressing the breaks. Once I came to a complete stop I put the vehicle in park then engaged the Parkin break. I stepped out and fastened the strap properly and began my trip again. Less
Safety , productivity ... nothing out of the ordinary .
Describe a time when you had to make an unauthorized decision. What was the outcome?1 Answers
We were experiencing severe shortage of Glucoamylase enzyme used in bio-refinery. My site has a safety policy where -"stop outside work if Thunderstorm and lightning is under 7 mile radius". Since we were almost out of enzyme any more delay in unloading enzyme would severely affect our reaction and production numbers. With consent from my supervisor I authorized driver to unload the enzyme into our enzyme storage tank. As far as outcome we were able to keep-up with the normal enzyme dosage and the target production goal. Less
Was I presented with an opportunity to let safety standards drop in lieu of a time crunch?1 Answers
I gave an example of how safety comes first in that line of work in relation to a situation where I saved a co-worker by making sure he was wearing his safety harness which could have resulted in him possibly falling 150 feet to his death. Less