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Phillips 66 Unit Mechanical Engineer - Billings Refinery in Billings, Montana

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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 2019.


The Unit Mechanical Engineer provides technical support to refinery operations, maintenance and reliability programs. Design, engineer and oversee the installation of small capital projects.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Monitor/evaluate equipment performance

  • Troubleshoot equipment problems

  • Generate ideas/opportunities for unit optimization

  • Design projects

  • Develop cost estimates, procure equipment and follow construction

  • Provide information as needed to Project Engineers for Project Development and Project Implementation.

  • Review mechanical designs to ensure compliance with REP’s and company/industry best practices.

  • Support reliability program in area with strong focus on “bad actor” identification and elimination.

  • Provide input to turnaround plans & support execution of turnarounds

  • Oversight of construction and turnaround activities

  • Maintain open and effective communications with process engineering, operations, maintenance and other work groups

  • Lead/participate in failure analysis of equipment

  • Participate in process hazard analyses

  • Ensure MOC compliance

  • Maintain capital and operating expenses within approved limits budgets

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field

  • 5 or more years’ experience in Refining, Petrochemical, and/or related field

  • Willingness and ability to perform/comply with the following:

  • Wear Nomex fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toe shoes, ear and eye protection).

  • Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly, being free of facial hair and/or clean shaven

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • 5 or more years’ experience working as a reliability, rotating or fixed equipment engineer

  • Experience with the SAP (or other ERP systems) maintenance module

  • Experience with leading Root Cause Analysis teams

  • Fixed equipment API certification (510, 570, 653)

  • Has courage to surface and resolve conflicts in a timely way

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting ability

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of fixed equipment

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Understands and uses technical expertise to contribute to the success of the business

  • Accepts ownership, is accountable and delivers on commitments

  • Externally driven (customer focused)

  • Encourages creativity, innovation and continuous improvement

  • Personally committed to continuous learning and ongoing self-development

  • Strong working knowledge and experience of piping design, including knowledge of pipe stress analysis programs

The Billings Refinery is located in Billings, Montana. Its facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes a mixture of Canadian heavy, high-sulfur crude oil delivered by pipeline, and domestic crude oil delivered by truck. With the startup of a new vacuum distillation unit in 2017, the refinery has 100 percent heavy crude processing capability. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels and petroleum coke. Finished petroleum products are distributed by pipeline, rail car and truck. Pipelines transport most of the refined products to markets in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Washington.

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 November 30, 2020 .

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 Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 53425

Location: Montana - Billings

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Billings Refinery

Technical Req : No