Patricia has worked for ExxonMobil and XTO for 34 years combined, starting out as a maintenance specialist. Today, Patricia is XTO’s environmental, health and safety technician for the Eastern Division located in Talco, Texas. Her responsibilities include ensuring employees have the knowledge and equipment to do their jobs safely. She must stay up-to-date on regulatory requirements, and works with various agencies, including the Texas Railroad Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and more.
"Environmental, health and safety are our license to operate. XTO employees are family, and I don’t want anything to happen to them. If I’m doing my job right, then they can do their jobs right."
Patricia says her job requires a lot of patience, the ability to communicate well, work with different personalities, and most importantly, you must enjoy learning new things because the regulatory environment is constantly changing.