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Phillips 66 Instrument Technician, Borger Refinery in Borger, Texas

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The Instrument Technician (Craftsman), Borger Refinery is expected to configure and maintain various types of pneumatic and electronic instrumentation. Starting rate of pay for an Instrument Technician (Craftsman) is currently $36.11/hour with the top progression within the Instrument classification making $49.24/hour.

This position requires successful completion of aptitude, behavioral and skills testing and an on-site interview. Candidates who receive an offer of employment will then be required to successfully complete a pre-employment due diligence process that consists of, but not limited to, a background check, medical, hearing, respiratory and vision exams, and agility testing.

Non-Exempt relocation policy available for this position.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Troubleshooting, removing, repairing, and re-installing various types of control loops, controllers, transmitters, automated valves and switches

  • Troubleshooting and repairing instrumentation controlled by distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC)

  • Remove, repair, re-install various types of automated valves, positioners, and actuators

  • Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining online process analyzers and sample systems, including gas chromatographs, Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS), oxygen, conductivity, PH, and tail gas analyzers

  • Troubleshooting and repairing rotating equipment vibration and temperature monitoring systems

  • Utilizing test equipment, such as multi-meters, temperature and pressure calibrators, and signal generators

  • Understanding instrumentation principles related to temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurement

  • Understanding basic process control principles, including loop tuning

  • Reading and interpreting loop drawings, P&IDs, wiring, schematics, etc.

  • Configuring, installing, loop checking, and commissioning new instrumentation

  • Installing instrument tubing and tubing fittings

  • Operating motorized and manual equipment

  • Performing work activities that include pulling, lifting, twisting, working in confined spaces and on elevated platforms requiring fall protection

  • Entering and retrieving computer data

  • Using fire equipment when necessary along with many other general maintenance activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license

  • Willingness to comply with the following items, with or without reasonable accommodation:

    • Work at least an 8-hour shift and up to a 12-hour shift, which includes some weekends, holidays, and nights

    • Available for on-call responsibilities

    • Work overtime

    • Work in enclosed/confined spaces, such as tanks and silos

    • Work near large, hot, high-speed machines

    • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

    • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

    • Climb up to 250 feet in height

    • Lift up to 50 pounds

    • Perform firefighting duties

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

    • Maintain your face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly (some examples include being free of facial hair and/or clean shaven)

    • Work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and high temperature

    • Able to read at a level to understand technical procedures, documents, and materials

    • Learn computer software associated with process operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical certification for Instrumentation or Electronics (or higher) or a minimum of 2 years of related equivalent work experience

  • Associates Degree in Electronics or Instrumentation

  • 2 or more years of experience as an Instrument Technician (Craftsman)

  • 2 or more years of recent continuous full-time work experience

  • 4 or more years of Military experience working with instrumentation or electronics

  • 3 or more years of direct experience working in a refinery and/or chemical industry

  • Experience with SAP’s Maintenance Module or other ERP Maintenance modules

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Strong oral/written communication skills and the ability to interact and work in a team environment

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Accepts ownership, is accountable, and delivers on commitments

The Borger Refinery is located in Borger, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle, approximately 50 miles north of Amarillo, Texas. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes primarily medium sour crude oil produced locally, and heavy sour crude oil produced in Canada, all of which are delivered by pipeline. Borger produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, as well as petroleum coke, NGLs and solvents. Refined products are distributed to customers via pipelines from the refinery to West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and the Midcontinent region.

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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 April 2, 2023 .

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: 57266

Location: Texas - Borger

Job Field: Maintenance

Division : Borger Refinery

Technical Req : No