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105, 2018

Reminder: Community Alert Siren Test on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The monthly test of the Community Alert Sirens will be conducted on:

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
(at approximately 11:30 a.m.)

THIS IS ONLY A TEST !

Shelter in Place: Shelter. Shut. Listen


The monthly t
est is described as followsOne-minute “all-clear chimes” will precede and follow a two-minute “siren tone.” Total testing time will not exceed five minutes. It is important to note that the “siren” tone carries a greater distance. It may be heard in areas beyond the reach of the “chime.”

During a real emergency, when you hear the sirens“Shelter. Shut. Listen.”

Shelter in Place means to:

If at home:

  1. Go indoors;
  2. Close all vents, windows and doors;
  3. Listen for instructions on local cable and radio.

If driving:

  1. Continue driving;
  2. Close windows and vents;
  3. Turn your radio to 1620 AM CitiSOUNDS.

If in a parked car:

  1. DO NOT start the engine;
  2. Close windows and vents;
  3. Turn your radio to 1620 AM CitiSOUNDS.

Listen for the “chimes” sound that will signal the “all clear.R

2703, 2018

Refinery Welcomes New Employees

Two Operator Trainees with Training Supervisor Kevin Wold (right)

On March 26, eighteen new Operations Trainees graduated from the refinery’s seven-week Basic Operator Training (BOT) course that prepares them for their jobs. The employees were chosen after completing a rigorous hiring process and passing individual testing, group exercises, structured interviews, and agility testing. They scored in the top two percent of the pool of nearly 1,000 applicants.

BOT features a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction to prepare the new Operators for their unit and area assignments. Each new employee completed 200 hours of classroom and field training, which included learning about working safely and our processes, procedures, and equipment.

Refinery subject matter experts from Torrance and other PBF refineries were joined by knowledgeable and seasoned retirees to lead the students through dynamic and interactive training sessions, under the direction of Training Supervisor Kevin Wold.

BOT represents a fraction of the overall training each Operator will receive before he or she is assigned to a unit job post. They will all undergo an additional six to 24 weeks of unit-specific training at their assigned units or areas.

The BOT class includes Anthony Huang and Leo Zamora, both of whom graduated from the South Bay Center for Counseling’s (SBCC) Don Knabe Energy Pathways Program (EPP), where they received their process technical (PTECH) education.

“I am excited to be working at the Torrance Refinery,” said Leo Zamora. “Through our training, I have seen first-hand the safety systems and equipment the refinery has in place and experienced how safety really is always first in every task. I look forward to starting my job and hope to enjoy a long career as a refinery employee.”

To learn more about SBCC Thrive L.A. and its EPP program, click here.

Torrance Refinery Sponsors Annual Police Awards

Refinery Fire Chief Joe Alvarez provides words of appreciation. Torrance Refining Company LLC (TORC) sponsored the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Torrance Police Department Awards and Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|0 Comments

Refinery Engineers Participate in Torrance High’s “Girl-Powered STEM Fair”

Farideh Mehrdad (Top Row, Center Left) and Jessica Demeyer (Top Row, Center Right) with the Torrance High STEM Club and other guest speakers. Torrance Refinery Engineers Farideh Mehrdad and Jessica Demeyer attended Torrance [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Categories: In the Community|0 Comments

Refinery Continues Supporting “Friends of Madrona Marsh” Nature Preserve

Steve Giffin presents donation to FOMM President Suzan Hubert. In January, Torrance Refinery Maintenance Superintendent Steve Giffin presented a $2,500 donation to the “Friends of Madrona Marsh” (FOMM). The donation brings the total [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|0 Comments

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