AG&P in Batangas offers jobs for OFW repatriates, returnees

A March 16, 2011 press release by the Department of Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced yesterday that a big steel fabrication and engineering company, the Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila Inc. (AG&P), is inviting overseas Filipino worker (OFW) repatriates from Libya and returnees from other countries to apply for numerous vacancies in its international client based in Muntinlupa and its fabrication yard in Batangas.

Baldoz expressed elation at the prospects of OFW repatriates and returnees of finding local jobs that pay well like those at AG&P. This firm, she said, is interested in hiring OFWs who have work experience at the technical or managerial level in oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, and pipeline industries.

“Local jobs that pay well may encourage OFWs to stay and not to go abroad anymore, which is good for their loved ones,” Baldoz said.

Baldoz said the AG&P vacancies will be posted online in the Phil-Jobnet, the government’s official job matching and jobs search portal. Interested workers may also find the list of the vacancies at the DOLE main webpage, specifically under the sub-heading “local job opportunities for repatriates from Libya.”

“This is public-private partnership at work,” the DOLE chief said as she thanked the AG&P for supporting the DOLE in its efforts to help OFWs, especially the repatriates from Libya in line with the reintegration program for OFWs.

The DOLE’s reintegration program for OFWs displaced by the unrest in the Middle East includes helping them find another employment, locally or overseas.

Leo O. Fortugaleza, AG&P’s career counselor at its HR department, said AG&P is a 111-year-old steel fabrication company allied with Petro Tiger Ltd., which is based in South America. It plans to move from steel fabrication to become a full-fledged EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) company.

For its steel fabrication plant in Batangas, AG&P Co. of Manila urgently needs the following: engineering manager, senior process engineer, junior process engineer, process drafter, senior engineer/discipline leader, design engineer, material manager, materials engineer, stress engineer, junior design engineer, senior PDS (3D) engineer, junior piping engineer, senior civil engineer/discipline leader, senior structural engineer, junior structural engineer, junior civil engineer, civil engineer, structural designer, civil designer, senior electrical engineer/discipline leader, junior electrical engineer, electrical engineer.

For its immediate plan of becoming a full-fledged engineering EPC company, AG&P needs the following: senior electrical designer, junior electrical designer, instrumentation engineer/discipline leader, senior control engineer, senior instrumentation engineer, junior control engineer, junior instrumentation engineer, senior instrumentation designer, junior instrumentation designer, senior mechanical engineer/discipline leader, senior engineer (for rotating equipment), senior engineer (for heat transfer), senior engineer (for static equipment), junior mechanical engineer, mechanical engineer, senior mechanical designer, planning engineer, and safety officers.

Interested applicants may call AG&P at (043) 485-0095 or (043) 727-4428 or email Leo O. Fortugaleza at [email protected].

dole.gov.ph

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