Phillips 66 Instrument & Shutdown Systems Engineer in Wood River, Illinois


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The Instrument & Shutdown Systems Engineer serves as an advocate of the instrument asset base for the Refinery. Cross-functional advocate for best practices in the selection, implementation, and maintenance of the instrument asset base to ensure that safety, regulatory, production, and optimization objectives are met. This instrument asset base includes all instrumentation, measurement, safety instrumented systems (SIS) and regulatory process control instruments.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Providing engineering services to troubleshoot, analyze and provide direction to safely resolve instrument and shutdown system problems within assigned production areas of a large refinery
  • Responsibility for the development, implementation and coordination of instrument and shutdown system reliability improvement efforts, processes and systems, such as: Defect elimination, Event Code Metrics, Predictive/Preventive Maintenance Plans, Criticality Analysis, SIS and associated metrics
  • Responsibility for Instrument Mechanical Integrity (MI) regulatory compliance for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) for SIS life cycle management and SIL verification calculations and documentation
  • Responsibility for adopting and sharing instrument and shutdown system “best practices” through internal and external networking (Networks/Teams Include: Field Instrument Network (FIN) and SPI (INtools) Network)
  • Assisting the maintenance work process to provide technical guidance and documentation based on priority instrument and shutdown system work
  • Assisting in the development, implementation, design, specification and maintenance of Honeywell distributed control and shutdown system hardware
  • Assisting in the development of instrument and shutdown system turnaround work lists for assigned production areas
  • Responsibility for maintaining SPI (INtools) and SAP documentation systems and associated evergreen processes for the instrument asset base across the plant
  • Responsibility for the development, implementation and management of instrument safe work practices, maintenance procedures, testing procedures, preventive maintenance plans and engineering standards and specifications
  • Performing basic instrument design and specification, regulatory control configuration and graphics work
  • Completing/Assisting with MOC’s related to Instruments and shutdown systems
  • Participating in, and provide support for, PHA and LOPA processes
  • Leading or participating in root cause analysis of instrument and shutdown system equipment failures
  • Performing audits and inspections on instrument and shutdown systems
  • Providing support to Controls Modernization and Automation Projects involving instrumentation and shutdown system specification, hardware and software design, testing, graphics, commissioning, start-up and documentation
  • Providing input and assistance to small and large capital projects from conception to commissioning for instrument and shutdown system design and analysis
  • Assisting in the supervision of contract and company craftsmen on turnarounds and projects


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelor of science degree in engineering
  • 5 or more years of instrument and/or shutdown systems experience in a plant or manufacturing environment
  • 5 or more years of field instrumentation experience with hardware installation, programming, design, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • 2 or more years Safety Instrumented System (SIS) experience with installation, design, programming, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Advanced knowledge of acceptance testing and commissioning of instrument equipment and systems
  • Advanced knowledge of installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of instrument systems and equipment in a plant or manufacturing environment

Preferred :

  • Bachelor of degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in refinery and/or petro chemical manufacturing environment
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with Smart Plant Instrumentation (SPI)
  • Experience with SIL Solver software for SIS design
  • Experience with Honeywell TDC2000, TDC3000 and Experion DCS
  • Experience with Honeywell Fail Safe Controller (FSC) and Safety Manager (SM)
  • Experience with Allen Bradley and/or Modicon PLCs
  • Experience with Taproot, WHY TREE or other Root Cause Failure analysis tools
  • Experience with Reliability principle application to instrumentation and shutdown systems
  • Knowledge of industry practices for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and familiarity of IEC61511
  • PRISM Certified (Protective Instrument Systems Management)
  • Distributed Control System (DCS) experience with hardware installation, design, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) experience with hardware installation, design, troubleshooting and maintenance


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

  • Supv: Adaptability—Readily Adapt
  • Supv: Building Collaborative Relationships—Relate Well To Others
  • Supv: Communication—Communicate Effectively
  • Supv: Results Orientation—Show Initiative
  • Supv: Strategic Thinking—Understand Strategies
  • Supv: Talent Enhancement—Develop And Retain Talent
  • Supv: Judgment—Analyze Issues And Solve Problems

The Wood River Refinery is located on the east side of the Mississippi River in Roxana, IL, about 15 miles northeast of St. Louis, MO. It is Phillips 66 largest refinery and operations are run 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

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 at 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 October 31, 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: 34863

Department: Wood River Refinery

Location: United States - Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Engineering