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Phillips 66 Director, FCC Technology in Houston, Texas

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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.

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As Director, FCC Technology you will be P66’s Subject Matter Expert in Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC). You will enhance the value of P66’s FCC assets by providing best in class support for refinery optimization, catalyst selection, technology upgrades, project development, best practices, troubleshooting, and safety.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Leading the assessment and development of FCC strategic projects to align with organizational goals and objectives.

  • Improving reliability and mechanical availability of FCCs.

  • Leading the evaluation and selection of FCC catalysts to maximize product value.

  • Understanding FCC markets and negotiating with FCC suppliers, including catalyst vendors and licensors, to minimize costs and optimize value.

  • Defining good operation while developing and implementing Best Practices.

  • Setting targets and goals for optimal utilization of current and future asset bases.

  • Benchmarking technologies, tracking performance metrics, implementing unit monitoring, and stewarding process optimization.

  • Consulting with refineries, vendors, and R&D on operating issues, improvement projects, and new technologies, including repurposing FCCs for feeding sustainable feedstocks and petrochemical operation.

  • Staying current with technology improvements in catalyst, equipment, operating procedures, reliability, industry practices, controls, process safety, and environmental regulations.

  • Leading troubleshooting and solution development for significant FCC technology issues and incidents.

  • Validation and use of FCC kinetic models.

  • Conducting refinery visits during normal/upset operation and during Turnaround periods to assist in evaluation, monitoring, troubleshooting, optimization, and equipment inspection. Providing on-site startup assistance as required.

  • Guiding development of future P66 FCC subject matter experts and stewardship of process technology expertise.

  • Representing the company’s interests at conference and industry consortiums.

  • Working with the Director, Process Design and Emerging Technology on a wide variety of FEL-0/1 projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering

  • 10 or more years of oil industry experience

  • 7 or more years of FCC technology experience

  • Travel 15% to 25% of the time

  • Occasional weekend work for turnaround or special situation assistance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15 or more years of increasingly responsible professional experience associated with FCC technology

  • Achievement of an extremely high level of respect within the industry and recognition as a leading FCC authority

  • FCC site operating experience

  • Experience in FCC R&D and pilot plant work

  • Good general refining process knowledge beyond FCC

  • History of active participation in industry technology forums

  • Successful development and implementation of projects of major impact to the company

  • Superior communication and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate big picture ideas effectively

  • Strong customer and business focus

  • High level of personal motivation and initiative

  • Ability to accomplish work within required timelines, including short, long, and emergency timeframes

  • Knowledge of petrochemical processes, especially around integration with FCC technology

  • Experience in carbon capture and bio-feedstock processing

  • Project management and cost estimation experience – your ability to provide support to the Director Process Design and Emerging Technology in FEL-0 and FEL-1 project development in all technologies will be a significant benefit for a candidate for this role

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  • 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 December 11, 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: 56776

Location: Texas - Houston

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Refining Headquarters

Technical Req : No