Available Jobs at Orion Plant Services

Orion Plant Services teammates thrive in a fast-paced industrial environment and enjoy being part of a high performing Team while maintaining the highest Safety and Quality standards.

Orion Plant Services is currently looking to fill the following positions:

Send Resumes to: [email protected].
Contact Steve Howser at [email protected], and at 251-443-5055, x158


  • Will integrate into the site Fuels team to execute best-in-class safety, process safety, and environmental performance in design, construction, startup, and continued operation of our facility.
  • Leads and is responsible the continued maintenance and reliability/inspection programs for the facility.
  • Leads development of work scope, coordination, and execution of outage activities.
  • Will lead on-site Operations Specialist and shared resources teams in scheduling and performing maintenance activities.
  • Develops and coordinates contracts for specialty maintenance services outside of skills sets of internal resources.
  • Develops and leads the reliability and inspection programs for the facility utilizing both internal and external resources.
  • Facilitates continuous improvement program for both equipment and personnel.
  • Actively engaged in Process Safety through maintaining robust Reliability and Inspection programs, Mechanical Integrity (MI) programs, participating in the Management of Change (MOC) processes, and engagement in safe work practices development and utilization to ensure compliance with regulatory and company FPF standards.
  • Coordinates field construction for small to medium projects.


  • Should have B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or combination of post-secondary education and related experience.
  • 10 years industrial experience in chemical, petroleum refining/petrochemical, or other closely related industry with a minimum of 5 years in maintenance supervision, planning, scheduling, and/or execution role.
  • Technical knowledge of both fixed and rotating equipment, including vessels, heat exchangers, reactors, pumps, compressors, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with training maintenance crafts and operators.
  • Project management experience.


  • Will have basic knowledge of electrical and instrumentation systems.
  • Understands fundamentals of Reliability and Inspection programs.
  • Functional knowledge of relevant industry and company internal standards.
  • Demonstrates organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, including proficiency with both written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to manage and execute an operating and capital budget.
  • Able to work on-site at company location in central Georgia.
  • Ability to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

An Orion Plant Services Turnaround Team Leader provides leadership throughout all phases of a turnaround and major outage working closely with all groups across a plant site. The Turnaround Team Leader is responsible for optimizing turnaround outcomes by executing safe, Zero-Incident projects within budget, on schedule, and ensuring that the required operability is achieved. The Turnaround Team Leader is responsible facilitating the work scope development, preparing detailed planning packages and schedules, and managing the execution to completion of both small and large projects. Interaction with operations, maintenance, supply chain, engineering, EHS, and plant operations, as well as client senior management is a key component of the job requirements.

An Orion Commissioning and Startup Team Leader is responsible for supervision and technical direction of onsite projects. This role will lead a team of CSU teammates engaged in the execution of CSU activities related to projects, ensuring total delivery of the services on time, within budget and meeting quality expectations. The position will develop CSU execution documents and plans, review and give input to CSU execution plans and be responsible for leading and managing the execution of CSU documents and procedures for client’s projects. A BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is desired but not required. 12+ years of relevant industrial experience is desired. This position can be remote (Home Office) with travel to client sites.

An Orion Commissioning and Startup Project Leader is generally responsible for supervision and technical direction of onsite projects. This role will independently, or with a team of two or more teammates, be responsible for the execution of CSU activities related to projects, ensuring total delivery of the services on time, within budget and meeting quality expectations. The position will develop CSU execution documents and plans, review and give input to CSU execution plans and be responsible for leading and managing the execution of CSU documents and procedures for client’s projects. A BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is desired but not required. 7+ years of relevant industrial experience is desired. This position can be remote (Home Office) with travel to client sites.


  • Develops and maintains a detailed commissioning and startup schedule and detailed set of CSU packages to track completion and progress.
  • Works closely with client company project managers and contractors to develop and maintain detailed resource loaded schedules of design/build construction.
  • Integrate multiple schedules into a master project schedule, base line, status and perform measurement baseline.
  • Work in collaboration with client company project management team to drive consistency of the project scheduling approach to facilitate accuracy in project execution and reporting.
  • Extensive knowledge within Primavera.
  • Troubleshoot and monitor potential scheduling problems.
  • Ensure risk register is incorporated into the scheduling timeline.
  • Manages and maintains open communications and relationship with AM/NS.
  • Participate in face-to-face meetings as requested by project managers.
  • Maintain the highest Safety and Quality standards.


  • 8+ years of ground-up construction and project scheduling experience.
  • Proficient with usage of scheduling/document management databases such as Primavera.
  • Advanced knowledge of all general construction methods including but not limited to concrete, ironwork, etc.
  • Should have accredited four-year degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Building Science, or other related field, or combination of secondary education and related experience.


  • Able to work on-stie with client company during duration of project term. Work location may be ‘remote.’
  • Communicates effectively and well with people.
  • Able to pass a drug screen and background check per client requirements.

Send Resume to:  [email protected]

 The Capital Project Cost Controls Specialist/Analyst will be responsible for providing cost engineering services for our client company’s Capital Project Managers in St. James, LA. The candidate will provide project controls with forward looking information identifying project performance and comparisons against targets, be an active team member providing relevant input and analysis to Capital Project Planning/Execution and manage changes to the budget and schedule as appropriate. In addition, the successful candidate will have continuous interaction with a cross functional team including Maintenance, Engineering, Operations, Procurement & Finance. 

The normal work schedule will be 40 hours during preliminary planning periods and increase as needed leading up to Capital Project Execution. This is a long-term assignment. 

Responsibilities Include 

  • Review and/or develop cost estimates for Capital Projects and develop the control budget from these estimates 
  • Work with the Project Managers to establish planned cash flow of project expenditures 
  • Monitor and report capital costs and perform analysis regarding deviations from the control budget 
  • Calculate monthly accruals, including forecasts and communicate to finance department 
  • Audit Invoices 
  • Review budget proposals for accuracy in cost 
  • Manpower reporting 
  • Develop with the project managers realistic forecasts of the overall project cost and schedule 
  • Ensure the planned schedule is aligned with the control budget and cash flow 
  • Manage, document, and communicate changes to the project managers concerning budget and schedule 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Construction/Project Management, or Business Administration preferred 
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in project controls / cost control / scheduling / estimating within the process facility. 
  • Petrochemical, or energy industry is preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent teamwork and organization skills 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products – Excel, Access. PowerPoint, Word required 
  • Experience with SAP 
  • Familiarity with P6 software is a plus 
  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as Turnaround dictates 

 Refinery Plant Operator 

Company Overview 

Our Client company is currently building the world’s first commercial-scale ethanol to jet fuel refinery in Georgia – set to begin production at the end of 2023. That refinery will produce 2/3 of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) used in the United States. 

Job Description 

Orion is supporting the is assembly the core team in Soperton Georgia in to support the construction and startup of the SAF facility. For the ideal candidate, we have a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Orion team. 

We are seeking highly motivated Plant Operator to join our team. These positions are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the refinery and work rotating 12-hour shifts. The plant operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. 

Refinery Plant Operator at this facility perform a variety of duties. Although responsibilities vary daily, the primary responsibility of an operator is to oversee the day-to-day operations of process, tank farm, and perform basic maintenance within the plant. 

Details of responsibilities include: 

  • Monitor, control, and adjust, as necessary, process equipment from a central console in the control room. 
  • Understand and operate distributed control systems (DCS) and computer-based systems to control and monitor plant processes. 
  • Working inside and outside, in differing climatic conditions, and around noises, heat, heights and equipment associated with working in and around a bio-fuels facility 
  • Reading and interpreting standard operating procedures (SOP), Shift Logs, Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID), Cause and Effect Diagrams, and other relevant documents 
  • Controlling our process through a computerized system. 
  • Conducting periodic rounds performing the following duties:
    •  Monitoring equipment and recording readings 
    • Making required adjustments 
    • Collecting samples and performing laboratory analysis 
  • Troubleshooting process and equipment problems including but not limited to: general equipment checks and detecting unusual operating conditions (such as noises, abnormal temperature or pressure, and leaks). 
  • Utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). 
  • Train and participating in emergency response activities. 
  • Support design, construction, commissioning, and startup of facility through actively participating in design reviews, HAZOP, PSSR, and equipment fit for service procedures. 
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the work area to ensure a safe working environment. 


Refinery Plant Operator work in a safety-sensitive environment and must successfully complete a pre-employment assessment process, drug/alcohol and medical screenings, and a background check. To ensure safe operations, employees must also successfully complete operator qualification training and participate in random drug and alcohol screenings. 

Required Qualifications 

  • At least 18 years of age and HS Degree/GED required. 
  • Good mechanical aptitude, oral and written communication skills, and sound decision-making ability 
  • Fundamentals of chemistry and physical properties 
  • Ability to perform well in a team environment 
  • Willing to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule including weekends, nights, holidays, and overtime. 
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office. 
  • Adherence to a strict Drug and Alcohol policy. 
  • Must comply with site and regulatory PPE requirements including OSHA Respiratory Protection and the company’s Respiratory Protection Program. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 2-year Technical Certification program and/or associate degree in relevant field 
  • 2 years of prior chemical, petro-chemical, refinery, or other related industry experience 

Physical Requirements 

  • Work performed at ground level and at heights on concrete, metal grating, gravel, asphalt, and piping surfaces, while climbing, lifting up to 55 pounds, carrying 10-20 pounds, pushing/pulling up to 75 pounds with mechanical assistance, and working in confined spaces. 
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, reach, stoop, bend, kneel, squat, crawl, climb ladders, work at heights, and have excellent balance. 

Send Resume to: [email protected] 

July 2023