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Phillips 66 Instrument Reliability Engineer - Lake Charles Refinery in Lake Charles, Louisiana


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The Instrument Reliability Engineer will provide engineering support for the instrument asset base in the refinery. This position will be responsible for best practices in the selection, implementation, and maintenance and reliability of the instrument asset base to ensure that regulatory, production, and optimization objectives are met. This instrument asset base includes all instrumentation, measurement, safety instrumented systems (SIS) and regulatory process control instruments.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Applying Phillips 66 Required Standards, engineering standards, mechanical integrity procedures, and safety procedures to address instrument reliability challenges.
  • Initiating action to increase unit uptime, increase product quality, and reduce refinery maintenance costs by developing and owning reliability improvement efforts for the plant’s instrumentation assets
  • Serving as instrumentation technical lead for turn-around scope development and providing instrument engineering support as needed during turn around execution.
  • Serving as instrumentation technical support for both maintenance and operations personnel, including, but not limited to, field instrument and process control troubleshooting support, training documentation and procedure development/review, turn-around support, and Management of Change (MOC) ownership.
  • Reviewing project design packages and providing design input to ensure that site requirements and preferences are met. After project commissioning, ensuring that newly installed instruments are captured on appropriate maintenance programs.
  • Leading and participating in root cause failure analyses (RCFAs).
  • Developing self through training, including training provided by company as well as self-led training.
  • Identifying and developing scope and justification for instrumentation infrastructure improvement projects, including but not limited to obsolescence remediation.


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • 7 or more years of instrumentation reliability engineering and/or project engineering experience
  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at

Preferred :

  • 10 or more years of instrumentation experience within the refining or petrochemical industries
  • 1 or more years of DCS experience, especially Honeywell TDC3000/Experion
  • 1 or more years of PLC experience
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) experience in all phases of the SIS lifecycle
  • 1 or more years of RCFA experience
  • 1 or more years of PHA and/or LOPA experience


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

  • Prof: Adaptability—Demonstrate Adaptability And Learning
  • Prof: Building Collaborative Relationships—Build Partnerships
  • Prof: Communication—Communicate Professionally
  • Prof: Judgment—Exercise Professional Judgment
  • Prof: Results Orientation—Optimize Results

Construction of the Lake Charles Refinery was completed in 1941 at a cost of $4.5MM. The refinery was originally designed to process 7,500 barrels of crude oil per day to supply high-octane aviation fuel to WWII war planes.

Through 75 years of upgrades, LCR now processes 244,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Each upgrade of the facility brought additional complexity and market advantages. Most recently, LCR completed a $300MM dollar project to meet clean fuels regulations.

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 integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,500 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $52 billion of assets as of March 31, 2018. 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 April 30, 2019 .

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: 49653

Department: Lake Charles Refinery

Location: United States - Louisiana - Lake Charles

Job Field: Engineering