Montreal refinery staffing analysis

Petro-Canada's Montreal refinery is complex for a relatively small plant. The 105,000-b/cd refinery is configured with parallel processing units. The design and complexity of this refinery significantly complicates the task of setting staffing targets.The Solomon analysis team knew it would need to justify to senior Petro-Canada management any target that was less than first quartile. In addition, to make any sustainable change in refinery staffing, Solomon would need to convince the refinery operating staff and labor union officials that targets were both reasonable and safe.Solomon began the staffing analysis by separating the staffing numbers into two components: posts/shift and eq...

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