(WACO, Texas) – Students from several of Texas State Technical College’s technical programs attended a presentation by staff from Chevron Corp. on Thursday, May 25.
“Because we need you is why we are here,” said Sergio Urias, a Chevron Mid-Continent Business Unit talent acquisition specialist based in Midland.
Urias said he was looking for students who are mechanically inclined, know how to troubleshoot, have good interpersonal skills, want to be multiskilled, and can function on a team. He said the company is looking for field specialists, electricians, gas measurement technicians, instrumentation and electrical technicians, and gas compressor mechanics.
“I want you to be open to learning,” Urias said.
He said the company does more than oil and gas. Some of the company’s other components include exploration, geothermal energy, power generation, renewable energy, and transportation.
Urias also talked to students about the company’s mission, hiring practices, and benefits.
Jace McCall, a second-semester Instrumentation Technology student from Angleton, is already thinking about his future by attending employer events on campus.
“I always like to come to see what is out there,” he said.
McCall said he liked learning about the variety of work that Chevron does. His career goal is to work on an offshore rig after graduating next summer from TSTC.
Thirteen students signed up for interviews with Chevron representatives on Thursday afternoon, with more interviews scheduled for Friday.
The college’s Career Services department hosted the visit for students in the Automotive Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Electrical Power and Controls, Industrial Systems, and Instrumentation Technology programs.
Mike Martin, an Instrumentation Technology instructor, said the company’s visit gives students more ideas about what jobs are available.
“The culture is what they (Chevron) stand for in what they do for their employees,” he said. “You can see that they are employee-oriented in running the company but they still take care of their people, and in return their people take care of them.”
Chevron’s headquarters are in San Ramon, California.
Registration continues for the fall semester at TSTC. For more information, go to tstc.edu.