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Phillips 66 Battery Material Development Engineer in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2021.


Phillips 66 has been deeply invested in the lithium-ion battery industry, initially by providing specialty carbon materials into the anode value chain, and more recently moving down the U.S. value chain through an investment in anode producer Novonix. We have recently announced our efforts in the sodium-ion battery space, as well, through technical collaboration with the U.K. battery producer Faradion. The battery industry is growing like never before, and we are excited to continue establishing ourselves as an exceptional provider of anode materials, thereby providing energy & improving lives. Phillips 66 is currently accepting applications for a Battery Material Development Engineer position within the Innovation & Research organization at the Phillips 66 Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The selected candidate will be part of a product development team. This position directly supports development of new carbon-based battery materials for lithium ion and sodium ion batteries with an aim towards rapid commercialization. Responsibilities include collaboration with local and international team members to innovate as well as fully understand the performance-determining characteristics of newly developed products.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Executing all research work with a paramount focus on safety.

  • Working with team members to identify research targets and develop detailed experimental protocols to assess materials & meet identified targets.

  • Conducting collaborative research programs with internal and external stakeholders to enable anode material development and careful study, with an aim towards rapid commercialization.

  • Participate in developing relationships with battery component manufacturers and leverage relationships to understand market needs and identify battery performance targets.

  • Producing and analyzing data from advanced material analysis and battery testing to evaluate research outcomes.

  • Developing measures to improve/analyze data quality as needed, including design of experiments, use of relevant statistical analysis software and data visualization tools.

  • Presenting data in written and oral format to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Conducting hands-on research

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Competency in battery material development, especially in carbon-based material. Experience in related materials may also be considered.

  • Working knowledge in solid state material synthesis and characterizations (BET, SEM/EDX, XPS, etc.)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Track record of project ownership, innovation, and collaboration

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or science related field (preference for PhD or completion within 6 months)

  • 3 or more years of experience

  • Record of bringing projects to completion, and documenting results

  • Use of commercially relevant equipment for material synthesis or experience of scale-up from lab scale to pilot scale or beyond

  • Experience fabricating electronic devices, especially battery cells (coin cells and/or pouch cells)

  • Experience in understanding of battery material chemistry and decay mechanisms using both electrochemical analytical tools and material characterization

  • Experience with CV, LSV, EIS, GITT, PITT, or other electrochemical characterization techniques

At the Phillips 66 Bartlesville Business Operations & Innovation Center, employees from multiple business disciplines deliver critical support and solutions that enable strong operating excellence and growth opportunities for the company worldwide. Located 40 miles north of the urban city of Tulsa, Bartlesville offers the warmth of a close-knit community with the amenities of a much larger city. Home to 35,000, Bartlesville is a vibrant city rich in history, culture and resources that come from a town built around the energy industry. Recognized as one of the top 25 livable cities in the U.S., it’s easy to see citizens take pride in their community. Bartlesville boasts an affordable cost of living with lovely neighborhoods, a thriving downtown, arts and theater, parks and an extensive trail network. Also vital to the community, is the Bartlesville Public School District (BPSD). Among the state's 32 largest school districts, the BPSD is an award-winning leader in STEM education K-12, and the high school is ranked among the best in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

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At Phillips 66, providing access to high quality programs and care for you and your family is important to us. Maintaining a culture of well-being — physical, emotional, social, and financial — is essential for a high-performing organization. When we are at our best, we are poised to deliver exceptional results — personally and professionally. Benefits for certain eligible, full-time employees include:

  • Annual Variable Cash Incentive Program (VCIP) bonus

  • 8% 401k company match, with an additional 0-4% Company 401k contribution based on the Company’s financial performance

  • Cash Balance Account pension

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits with an annual company contribution to a Health Savings Account for employees on HDHP

  • Total well-being programs and incentives, including Employee Assistance Plan, well-being reimbursement, and backup family care services

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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 January 26, 2022 .

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

Requisition ID: 55390

Location: Oklahoma - Bartlesville

Job Field: Research

Division : Energy Research & Innovation

Technical Req : No