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Jay: Production Supervisor

Jay works at ExxonMobil PNG’s Hides Gas Conditioning Plant as a Production Supervisor where he oversees and mentors ExxonMobil PNG’s Operations and Maintenance trainees.

When Jay joined ExxonMobil PNG as a Pipeline Technician during construction of PNG LNG five years ago, he brought with him over 11 years’ experience in Papua New Guinea’s oil and gas industry.

During this time, Jay’s skills and work ethic were recognised and following the completion of construction, Jay was reassigned to the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant as Control Room Operator for the commissioning, start up and production operations of PNG LNG.

It was in this position where Jay formed part of a team that was engaged to develop operations procedures and training manuals that are now used at Hides Gas Conditioning Plant.

Since taking on the role of Production Supervisor in 2017, Jay has learnt valuable skills in people management and although he has found the role challenging at times, the support of his team at ExxonMobil PNG has enabled him to foster strong working relationships and gain valuable experience.

To date, Jay has supervised over 10 Trainees from ExxonMobil PNG’s Operations and Maintenance Program, teaching them skills in operating process equipment and working with the distributed control systems (DCS) on the control panel.

“It is exciting to see trainees progress to where they are now compared to when they first started,” said Jay.

“I am proud to have played a part in training the first PNG LNG operations trainees to reach the level of Control Room Operator.”

Working for ExxonMobil PNG has enabled Jay to learn firsthand the training, self-development and career progression opportunities of working for a global company. 

Jay attributes his success in the role to the conducive workplace environment ExxonMobil PNG has fostered which has enabled the Papua New Guinean workforce to prosper.

He is grateful for the opportunities ExxonMobil PNG has provided, which have allowed him to broaden his knowledge in Papua New Guinea’s oil and gas industry.