At Valero, we embrace the day’s challenges and find ways to grow, to achieve success for ourselves and our great company.
Career growth is a choice. And we believe in supporting the growth of exceptional talent as a dynamic, exciting and effective experience.
Playbook 101: Setting You Up For Success
Talent Development and Training
Engineering Technical Excellence Program (ETEP)
More Training Opportunities
Introductory and advanced courses for engineers in our refinery units; from an overview of processes to troubleshooting. Internal ETEP and external training resource courses include hydroprocessing, fluid catalytic cracking, reforming, coking, and fractionation.
Introductory and advanced courses for engineers in our operations, maintenance and technical departments, supporting the safe, stable and reliable operation of the refineries electrical power distribution system.
Courses include a general overview of safety standards, design specification standards, modeling tools, and maintenance practice procedures to advanced modeling tools and relay coordination troubleshooting.
Introductory and advanced courses for engineers supporting processing units by designing, maintaining and making reliability improvement recommendations through the Project or Operations organization unit. The training may focus on fixed equipment such as pressure vessels, piping, tankage and rotating equipment (pumps, compressors and turbo machinery).
Courses include general overview of design specification standards and maintenance practice procedures to advanced design analysis, detailed engineering evaluation and troubleshooting.
- Basic Operator Training
- Refinery Supervisor Development Program (RSD)
- Operator Training and Qualification (OTQ)
- Console Training and Qualification (CTQ)
- Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Awareness Training
- Pipeline Operations, Maintenance and Emergency Procedures
- Cybersecurity Protection & Compliance
- Valero Refinery Design
- Refinery Economics & Planning
- Basic Operator Training
Elevating Employee Performance
Valero’s success is a true reflection of employee performance. While markets and global demand may drive our industry, employee performance drives our company forward.
Our performance management philosophy builds on our key culture values of Safety, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence, Caring and Doing the Right Thing by engaging in ongoing communication, goal-setting, coaching and feedback.
Performance management is an ongoing process designed to enhance employee performance and create an exceptional experience for all team members while achieving business objectives. It is also the pathway to leadership, as your excellence is demonstrated over time.
Valero Leadership Fundamentals:
- Lead with integrity
- Make thoughtful, value-added decisions
- Effectively manage critical issues
- Ensure work process discipline
- Improve the business
- Demonstrate job commitment
"The type of individual who is going to thrive at Valero is the type of person who will love to rise to challenges. They will love to grow their education and be a big part of the community and the success of the company."
"Your opportunity to succeed here is 100% dependent on how much you challenge yourself and how much you take the initiative to learn the business."
Professional Career Pursuits
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