Instrument/Analyzer Technician

PBF Energy, Inc.

Martinez, CA

Instrument/Analyzer Technician


PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) is one of the largest independent refiners in North America, operating, through its subsidiaries, oil refineries and related facilities. We have an opportunity at our Martinez Refinery in California and are seeking a talented Instrument/Analyzer Technician to join our team as a pivotal member that would play a key role here at PBF Energy.

The Instrument/Analyzer Technician reports to the Instrument/Analyzer Shop Team Leader. This team plans and executes all instrument and analyzer work for the refinery. The successful candidate will work to install, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot components of instrumentation and analyzer systems.

Instrumentation includes flow, temperature, pressure, and level displacers/transmitters, control circuits, electronic/pneumatic control valves and actuators, and programmable logic controllers (PLC). Analyzers include laser systems, mass spectrometry, gas analyzers (hydrogen, CO/CO2, H2S and combustion gases), and liquid measurement (pH, conductivity, sodium, and TOC).


  • Installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting various types of instruments and analyzers which involves:
    • Operating handheld test equipment (including multi-meters, pressure calibrators, smart communicators, thermocouple/RTD simulators, dead weight testers, and meggers)
    • Interpreting loop drawings and electrical schematics
    • Monitoring the performance of installed instrumentation equipment
    • Operating refinery vehicles, hand tools, and equipment including power lift equipment and man lifts
  • Interfacing with the Engineering Department to identify opportunities to upgrade instrumentation to improve reliability via the Management of Change process
  • Participating in testing of safety systems (SIF/IPF) to verify integrity of devices
  • Communicating technical updates with Supervision and Operations personnel


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 3,000 hours of work experience in the instrument/analyzer trade


  • Qualified as a journeyman in the instrument/analyzer trade
  • Experience with programming and maintaining PLC and distributed control systems
  • Experience with vibration monitoring systems and process analyzers (including chromatography, spectrometry, and electrochemistry)
  • Experience with tools and diagnostic equipment used to troubleshoot, repair, replace and test instrument loops, electrical circuits, and equipment.


  • Work Schedule:
    • Participation in callout/standby coverage
    • Occasionally an altered work schedule over an extended period may be required (maintenance outages and turnarounds)
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Ability to climb ladders
    • Ability to navigate stairs
  • Work in the Following Conditions:
    • At heights
    • Outside in inclement weather
    • Occasionally wearing a respirator, Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR), or Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Candidate must have an active TWIC card or be able to obtain a TWIC card. Information can be found at

The Instrument/Analyzer Technician position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers (USW) International Union AFL-CIO, CLC and the Martinez Refining Company LLC.

The pay range for this position is from $47.46 up to $53.46 an hour based on qualification requirements in the CBA.

Martinez Refining Company LLC, a PBF Energy Subsidiary, offers our employees highly competitive total compensation and benefits packages. Benefits include:

  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Pension Plan
  • Medical, dental, vision plans and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life insurance, short- and long-term disability
  • Paid Time-Off, Paid Parental Leave and tuition reimbursement
  • Additional voluntary benefits are offered at group discounts.