Phillips 66 Pilot Plant Technician in Bartlesville, Oklahoma


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Pilot Plant Technicians operate, troubleshoot, sample, maintain, and modify the various pilot plant units and equipment at the PRC Process Development Center. Pilot plants are small scale process units (1-2 BPD) that are used to explore the scale up of lab processes prior to going commercial. They primarily operate with hydrocarbon based feed stocks at pressures up to 2500 psi and temperatures up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Part of the responsibilities of the job also includes interacting with process engineers for experimental test conditions and following instructions and procedures. In order to ensure a safe operation, these units follow Process Safety Management guidelines in addition to all PRC safety policies. Operations may consist of working rotating 12 hour day and night shifts including weekends and some holidays. Relevant Equivalent Experience considered for this position may be drawn from: operations in the oil, gas and chemical industries, fields requiring a high degree of mechanical aptitude, operation or maintenance of pumps, compressors or other rotating equipment, CNC machine work, automotive technician and pipe fitting.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Contributing to an environment where safety is a top priority
  • Working both independently and collaboratively to accomplish objectives
  • Building, operating, and maintaining laboratory and pilot scale equipment
  • Working with various chemicals and hydrocarbons
  • Utilizing Control Systems (DCS) for data evaluation, identify trends and correct process conditions
  • Documenting experimental results in an Electronic Laboratory Notebook
  • Following standard operating procedures
  • Working shift work on a rotating basis (including 12 hour nights, weekends and holidays)


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in job posting country
  • Valid driver's license
  • High School Diploma or GED/equivalent
  • Basic math and computer skills (Microsoft Excel and Word)
  • Willingness and ability (with or without a reasonable accommodation) to perform/comply with following:

  • To ascend and descend five (5) flights of stairs

  • To climb ladders/stairs and work at elevated heights
  • To lift a stationary weight of 50-lbs. from a floor to a bench level
  • To work standing for a two (2) hour period
  • To respond to sound and system fault light alarms
  • To manipulate high-pressure gas cylinders, use a cylinder cart, and attach a regulator to the cylinder using a wrench
  • To use a drum dolly or cart to manipulate drum-sized containers
  • To work outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • To work with small and large quantities of various chemicals and hydrocarbons
  • To comply with the respiratory program (i.e. clean shaven)
  • To work shift work on a rotating basis (including 12 hour nights, weekends and holidays

Preferred :

  • 3 or more years of relevant experience as defined in the posting description
  • Experience using basic laboratory equipment and techniques
  • Minimum of a two-year technical degree in a science or science related field
  • 3 or more years of relevant equivalent experience
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Ability to manage a very diverse set of assignments


At Phillips 66, while "what" we do may be very different from person to person, there's a "how" that connects all of us. It is how we work, how we collaborate and how we succeed together. It's this shared "how" that our competency framework describes in detail. We call it the Keys to Success because it can unlock the potential within us all.

Keys to Success

  • Contr: Adaptability—Adapt And Learn From Experience
  • Contr: Building Collaborative Relationships—Foster Relationships
  • Contr: Judgment—Demonstrate Sound Judgment
  • Contr: Results Orientation—Optimize Work Performance

Company Overview

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company's master limited partnership, is an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,000 employees committed to safety and operating excellence.Phillips 66 had $50 billion of assets as of June 30, 2016. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co .

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of February 27, 2017 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 34722

Department: Technology

Location: United States - Oklahoma - Bartlesville

Job Field: Technicians