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Old 23-06-2012, 01:32 PM
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Hi all,

I just chanced upon this thread.

From my knowledge, a process tech basic is about 1.6 to 1.8k for fresh diploma.
Was surprised to hear 1.45k!

Had a few friends in petrochemical to pharma sector and i am in the pharma sector presently. I entered with 1.8k as a fresh diploma 3 years ago.
Different companies pay differently.

Normally, shift allowances + transport allowances + variable bonus would be paid.
Just went for a interview at EM for operations tech 2 weeks back, heard that the starting basic for nitec is 1.6k, diploma is 1.8k + 1k shift allowance and some other misc allowance (fire fighting response, laundry etc..)

Anyway, I just accepted other offer from another oil company. basic is ard 1.6k, shift allowance is $800...low starting pay but hope the work experience is worth it in the long run..

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Just went for a interview at EM for operations tech 2 weeks back, heard that the starting basic for nitec is 1.6k, diploma is 1.8k + 1k shift allowance and some other misc allowance (fire fighting response, laundry etc..)

Anyway, I just accepted other offer from another oil company. basic is ard 1.6k, shift allowance is $800...low starting pay but hope the work experience is worth it in the long run..
there is for guys right due to NS? ladies lower?

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hmm, Im not sure if the salary is different for men with ns and ladies...

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Just went for a interview at EM for operations tech 2 weeks back, heard that the starting basic for nitec is 1.6k, diploma is 1.8k + 1k shift allowance and some other misc allowance (fire fighting response, laundry etc..)

Anyway, I just accepted other offer from another oil company. basic is ard 1.6k, shift allowance is $800...low starting pay but hope the work experience is worth it in the long run..
It seems that oil companies all have lower basic but higher allowances.
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Any1 recently started in this line? Hows the work like? Stressful or not?
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Theres alot to learn working as a process tech in an oil company. for a start you will have to do line tracing to know ur plant liineup well and understand how the process works. Operating/troubleshooting equipments in the plant and handling upsets are just some things a pt has to learn along the way. Other than just process knowledge, you will need to understand mechanical/instrumentation stuff also. So the learning never quite stops as engineers will also always find ways to optimise the process plants and there will be changes here and there.
Paywise for a fresh grad(nitec vs poly), annually it will be around 40k for nitec and 45k for poly on average exclusive of overtime pay. As u work longer and rise to senior tech/supervisor posts, annual pay of 100k+ is actually quite common.
Shiftwork is compulsory as the plant runs for 24hrs/day so be prepared to sacrifice your sleep and weekends for ur job. Think abt how your lifestyle will be like once u are part of the shift system and decide for yourself if this is the kind of life u want.
Personally I wouldnt encourage pple to work as a pt due to the hazardous environment u face all the time and the irregular sleeping patterns u have to go through plus the precious family time u sacrifice on weekends.
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Theres alot to learn working as a process tech in an oil company. for a start you will have to do line tracing to know ur plant liineup well and understand how the process works. Operating/troubleshooting equipments in the plant and handling upsets are just some things a pt has to learn along the way. Other than just process knowledge, you will need to understand mechanical/instrumentation stuff also. So the learning never quite stops as engineers will also always find ways to optimise the process plants and there will be changes here and there.
Paywise for a fresh grad(nitec vs poly), annually it will be around 40k for nitec and 45k for poly on average exclusive of overtime pay. As u work longer and rise to senior tech/supervisor posts, annual pay of 100k+ is actually quite common.
Shiftwork is compulsory as the plant runs for 24hrs/day so be prepared to sacrifice your sleep and weekends for ur job. Think abt how your lifestyle will be like once u are part of the shift system and decide for yourself if this is the kind of life u want.
Personally I wouldnt encourage pple to work as a pt due to the hazardous environment u face all the time and the irregular sleeping patterns u have to go through plus the precious family time u sacrifice on weekends.
i agree to the sacrificing of hours because of shift. Once you grow older, ur body might not be suitable to do shift hours anymore.

For safety wise, every plant will have its own risk. Just have to be safe and be safe urself.
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any1 knows anything about NOX (national oxygen) ? or the working environment there? basically the jobscope of a TGM Gas technician....
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Theres alot to learn working as a process tech in an oil company. for a start you will have to do line tracing to know ur plant liineup well and understand how the process works. Operating/troubleshooting equipments in the plant and handling upsets are just some things a pt has to learn along the way. Other than just process knowledge, you will need to understand mechanical/instrumentation stuff also. So the learning never quite stops as engineers will also always find ways to optimise the process plants and there will be changes here and there.
Paywise for a fresh grad(nitec vs poly), annually it will be around 40k for nitec and 45k for poly on average exclusive of overtime pay. As u work longer and rise to senior tech/supervisor posts, annual pay of 100k+ is actually quite common.
Shiftwork is compulsory as the plant runs for 24hrs/day so be prepared to sacrifice your sleep and weekends for ur job. Think abt how your lifestyle will be like once u are part of the shift system and decide for yourself if this is the kind of life u want.
Personally I wouldnt encourage pple to work as a pt due to the hazardous environment u face all the time and the irregular sleeping patterns u have to go through plus the precious family time u sacrifice on weekends.
I have just started work as an Ops Tech for abt 3 weeks... From what I gathered, this is indeed an accurate description of the job.. However, there are avenues for tech to shift into trainer, safety officer and many other various roles so not necessarily have to be in shift throughout the entire career. However, shift system does have it advantages also, it's largely dependent on your lifestyle.
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may i know which company has the better benefits? shell or em? what is the their annual increment like?
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