Phillips 66 Advanced Process Control and Optimization Engineer in Borger, Texas


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The Advanced Process Control and Optimization Engineer is responsible:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor control strategies that improve Refinery safety, profitability and efficiency
  • Provide day-to-day support for process control related issues that impact unit operation
  • Support, maintain and troubleshoot the Honeywell TDC3000 Distributed Control System (DCS)
  • Identify opportunities and develop advanced process control (APC) applications
  • Identify, develop and implement solutions to achieve the corporate alarm performance metrics
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and document existing advanced controls to maximize performance
  • Perform monthly performance metric reporting for advanced process control application and alarm management
  • Complete process control update and design packages required for Management of Change
  • Provide advice, training and present developing initiatives in process control and instrumentation for the assigned area
  • Provide site support for APC and regulatory controls during off-hours with call out duties as needed
  • Identify and develop new control applications by utilizing emerging technologies
  • Review and manage the documentation of system standards, control procedures, DCS architecture and control schemes
  • Work closely with DCS specialists and technicians
  • Participate in refinery improvement teams
  • Support Alarm Documentation and Rationalization (ARA) activities
  • Participate as needed in plant Process Safety Management, by supporting Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), HAZOPS (Hazards and Operability Study), LOPA (Layers of Protection Analysis) studies, action item follow-up and PSSR (Pre-Startup Safety Reviews)
  • Use statistical methods to develop process inferentials for use in advanced controls


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 6 months of experience in the job offered or 6 months in a related occupation with a focus in regulatory adaptive controls
  • Must have 6 months experience with each of the following:
  • Statistical filter designs

  • Inferential model-based control

  • Advanced control tools, including Matlab and Simulink

  • Utilize design tools, including HYSYS

  • In lieu of Master’s degree, employer will accept Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering

  • 3 years of experience in job offered or 3 years in related occupation with a with a focus in regulatory adaptive controls
  • Must have 3 years experience with each of the following:
  • Statistical filter designs

  • Inferential model-based control

  • Advanced control tools, including Matlab and Simulink

  • Utilize design tools, including HYSYS


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

  • Assoc: Adaptability—Adapt And Learn
  • Assoc: Building Collaborative Relationships—Form Relationships
  • Assoc: Communication—Communicate Openly
  • Assoc: Judgment—Apply Sound Logic
  • Assoc: Results Orientation—Seek Process Improvement

The Borger Refinery is located in Borger, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle approximately 50 miles northeast of Amarillo. The refinery processes 148 mbpd of light and medium gravity sour crudes plus fractionates 30 mbpd of mixed natural gas liquids. The Borger Refinery produces LPG and motor fuels products for the Rocky Mountains, West Texas and Central U.S. market areas. Additionally, the Borger Refinery produces pentane and heptane solvents for specialty products applications.

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 14,600 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $53 billion of assets as of Sept. 30, 2017. 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 August 3, 2018 .

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: 42701

Department: Borger Refinery

Location: United States - Texas - Borger

Job Field: Engineering