Phillips 66 Loss Control Specialist, Los Angeles Refinery in Los Angeles, California
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The Loss Control Specialist - Los Angeles Refiner y will lead the Phillips 66 Loss Control (LC) program for the Phillips 66 Los Angeles Refinery and associated terminals. The role works closely with Refining, Scheduling, Finance, and the Global Loss Control team to minimize losses at the site. The role will identify and resolve measurement/reporting errors and quality downgrades in receiving/delivering any crude or products from Marine Vessels, Terminals, Refinery, and Pipeline systems utilized by Phillips 66 and our customers. The role will develop appropriate performance measures, drive improvement opportunities, and deliver increased value for Phillips 66. In addition, the role will build constructive relationships with key internal stakeholders and external inspection contractors to support supply and trading activity at the site.
Responsibilities May Include
Oversight of all marine, pipeline, truck, rail, storage tank(s), storage pile(s), cavern(s), etc. custody transfer measurements to ensure accurate volumes and to prevent/minimize cargo losses and product quality degradation at the refinery and associated terminals.
Attend custody transfers as required. As a general rule, a P66 LC representative is to escort/be in attendance when a supplier or customer LC contractor/witness is present.
Oversight of the measurement and sampling services performance of the Independent Inspection Companies (IIC) at the refinery and associated terminals using P66 procedures/guidelines and relevant API standards.
Develop controls and implement a process to validate and monitor measurement equipment used for custody and inter-company transfers (i.e., audit the design and witness the calibrations and operations of meter provers, in-line samplers, automatic tank gauging systems, tank calibrations, truck & rail car scales, etc).
Provide a periodic set of LC performance metrics (summary report) to management with highlights/accomplishments, prevention focus, opportunities, etc.; plus, associated value-add capture and quantity and quality loss prevention.
Assist with other activities to minimize demurrage costs, identify scheduling / business / process improvement opportunities, provide data to defend counterparty claims, collaborate with HSE and other personnel to assess performance of IICs.
Act as a contributing team member to the Global LC Team and work collaboratively to establish processes, procedures, and best practices for the P66 Global LC program.
Assist in implementing and monitoring measurement controls, files, etc. on equipment used for custody transfer; per Federal Trade Zone (FTZ) requirements (if Refinery is an FTZ).
Confirm and reconcile cargo quantities and resolve excessive differences with purchasers, suppliers, and P66 Commercial as appropriate. Identify and address all requirements to ensure proper financial reporting and audit compliance as they relate to custody transfers (e.g. SOX).
Remain technically current on API MPMS/ASTM International/GPA Midstream/NIST/AOCS standard(s) and techniques; by regularly reviewing said industry standards, attending classes and related organizational activities (i.e.; ISHM, API meetings), and by understanding and contributing to the development of the P66 Measurement Manual.
Serve as LC SME consult and sponsor for new custody transfer improvement capital projects at the refinery and associated facilities (i.e. new tank(s), new measurement system device(s) and/or upgrades, auto in-line samplers, meter projects, scales, etc.).
Maintain a collaborative relationship between Phillips 66 Commercial (Marine, Schedulers, Traders, Analysts), Finance (Inventory Accounting, FTZ control), Refining (Optimization, Business Managers, Schedulers), and Midstream (Terminal Personnel, Accounting, Measurement and Projects, etc.) to minimize losses and increase value for the company.
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High School Diploma or GED equivalent
5 or more years of experience in Liquid Hydrocarbon Measurements (Pipeline/Terminal/Refinery/Marine), and general technical Loss Control support/Independent Inspection Procedures & Downstream Commercial Operations
Physically capable of performing field audits and witnessing marine custody transfers
Bachelor’s Degree in business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or relevant field
5 or more years in refinery operations
Ability to manage conflict, and persuade/facilitate resolution
Ability to adapt to changing work environments and make continuous improvements
Ability to set, manage, and meet multiple and competing priorities
Basic knowledge of petroleum market commercial fundamentals including general understanding of contract terms and condition(s) risks
Understanding of downstream operations, supply chains and value drivers
Ability to technically and fundamentally analyze factual data to recommend action to stakeholders (Traders, Schedulers, Refining, Global Supply Chain & Logistics, Accounting, etc.)
High degree of personal drive and dedication to achieve personal/ team goals and objectives
Capable of influencing others to achieve desired results and common objectives
Strong organizational skills that include experience with keeping detailed records and initiating communications of project schedule, status, and deadlines
Good negotiation skills, along with effective written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency with applications for word processing, spreadsheets, SharePoint, LiveLink, etc.
Working knowledge of Marine, Pipeline, & Terminal custody transfer operations and procedures
Working knowledge and participation in API MPMS/ASTM, standards development organizations.
Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively manage internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
Strong individual contributor who can perform with minimal direct oversight
The Los Angeles Refinery consists of two linked facilities located five miles apart in Carson and Wilmington, California. The Carson facility processes crude oil, and the Wilmington facility upgrades the intermediate products to finished products. The facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking and delayed coking units. The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil. It receives domestic crude oil by pipeline from California, Canadian crude via rail, and both foreign and domestic crude oil by tanker through a third-party terminal in the Port of Long Beach. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. The refinery produces CARB-grade gasoline. Other products include petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to California, Nevada and Arizona by pipeline and truck.
At Phillips 66, we are proud to offer attractive and high-quality benefits which we refer to as Total Rewards. Additional information on Total Rewards can be found here or at hr.phillips66.com.
The base pay range for this role is $85k- $144k depending on a candidate's relevant work experience and education.
This position is eligible for the Phillips 66 geographic differential pay program. Details and terms to be conveyed in offer of employment.
To be Considered for this Position:
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 October 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.
This Employer is subject to the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) (LAMC 189.00). This Employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Ordinance.
Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Requisition ID: 58141
Location: California - Los Angeles
Job Field: Operations
Division : Commercial
Technical Req : No