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Phillips 66 Machinist - Ferndale Refinery in Ferndale, Washington

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The Machinist is primarily responsible for the maintenance of rotating equipment in the refinery including troubleshooting, mechanical repair, replacement, alteration, and preventative maintenance. Rotating equipment assets include centrifugal pumps, Sundyne pumps, fans, gearboxes, turbines, seal systems, centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, injection pumps, etc. This position utilizes various hand tools, power tools, specialty tools, mobile equipment, specialty shop tools, lathes, mills, balancing machines, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

The work is split between outdoor work and shop work, both in an industrial environment. The employee must possess the fitness and ability to perform the tasks safely and responsibly under normal supervision. The tasks listed below are typical, but do not limit assignments.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Demonstrates commitment to safety and health excellence through strong personal engagement, recognizing and stopping unsafe behavior, recognizing and eliminating safety hazards, following safe practices and procedures, and striving for continuous improvement of safety in the refinery.

  • Perform pump, compressor, turbine, gearboxes, and fan repairs and overhauls.

  • Make repairs that alleviate problems and improve bad actors.

  • Basic troubleshooting of pumps, turbines, compressors, gearboxes, API seal systems, and fans as requested.

  • Perform turbine trips and make adjustments on trip mechanisms as needed.

  • Ability to balance equipment using accepted tolerances.

  • Assemble and disassemble equipment, while taking required measurements, and make judgement calls on repairs based on those readings.

  • Ability to machine sleeves, bushings, and wear rings based on measurements from as found equipment or drawings.

  • Expected to use manuals, drawings, and standards to repair equipment and make basic upgrades to improve equipment as overhauls occur in the shop.

  • Take as found field measurements of pump, base, and piping and make suggestions for improvements prior to re-install.

  • Be a self-driven employee, with the ability to find information and solve problems independently, by offering solutions to difficult scenarios or making basic improvements on your own.

  • Work effectively in teams or alone and in the field or the shop.

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country.

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Must have a journey-level certification in millwright or machinist from either a registered apprenticeship program or NCCER training program

  • 5 years or more of direct experience performing work as millwright or machinist craft in an industrial environment

  • Willing and able to perform and comply with the following:

  • Travel up to 5% of the time

  • Work extended hours, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Be on call 24/7/365

  • Respond to refinery emergencies during off-hours

  • Work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Climb ladders and stairs up to 200 feet in height

  • Transport articles up to 50 pounds

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • Work around hydrocarbons under high pressure and heat

  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • 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)

  • Possess a valid Driver’s License

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 or more years as journey-level millwright machinist working on rotating equipment in a refining or petrochemical industry

  • Experience working while in supplied air

  • Knowledge of basic shop mathematic, pump API tolerances, API 697 Repair Standard

  • Ability to read and interpret manuals, procedures, mechanical drawings, P&IDs, as well as create isometric and plan view sketches

  • Ability to effectively communicate with others including collaborative interpersonal skills, providing clear explanations, constructive listening, understanding instructions, and asking questions as appropriate

  • Effective written communication skills pertaining to documenting inspection and repair information

  • Knowledge of SAP, scheduling, and CAD applications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Strong and effective communication skills (verbal and written) in both individual and group settings

  • Knowledge of PSM

  • Knowledge of safe work practices

The Ferndale Refinery is located on Puget Sound in Ferndale, Washington, approximately 20 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. Facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation and hydrodesulfurization units. It processes a variety crude oils, including Alaskan North Slope, Canadian and other foreign and U.S. shale crudes, primarily delivered via marine vessel and pipeline. Within the refinery is a rail car crude oil receiving facility with a capacity of 30,000 BPD. This offloading facility, owned by Phillips 66 Partners, makes the receipt of additional crude by rail car possible. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include residual fuel oil, which is supplied to the northwest marine bunker fuel market. Most refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline and barge to major markets in the northwestern United States.

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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 May 30, 2022 .

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: 55912

Location: Washington - Ferndale

Job Field: Maintenance

Division : Ferndale Refinery

Technical Req : No