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Phillips 66 Mechanical Reliability Engineer-Los Angeles, CA in Los Angeles, California

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The Mechanical Reliability Engineer reports to the Maintenance & Reliability Superintendent (who reports to the Maintenance Manager). This position directs the reliability programs of all rotating equipment at the Los Angeles Refinery Wilmington plant.

Responsibilities may include

  • Owns and reports on the Mechanical Department's administrative and technical Key Performance Indicators, local and corporate.

  • Participates in Unit HAZOP's for key and critical operating variables that impact mechanical integrity.

  • Accountable for meeting the budgetary constraints and meeting all the technical, reliability, and administrative goals of the department.

  • Responsible for Mechanical Reliability input to the Capital Projects group for the specification, selection, purchasing, and installation of Mechanical equipment in compliance with the REP's and industry codes and standards.

  • Participates in corporate Rotating Equipment Network efforts for knowledge sharing, developing best practices, and reviewing REP standards.

  • Develops, implements, and monitors predictive and preventive maintenance programs for all Refinery mechanical systems.

  • Provides technical support to the Operations and Technical Services departments to eliminate rotating equipment failures, improve the quality of maintenance repairs, support equipment operation, ensure appropriate engineered modifications, and new equipment installations.

  • Identifies key Mechanical systems reliability indicators and ensures such are monitored, analyzed and subsequently acted upon to increase the on-stream efficiency of all Refinery Mechanical systems.

  • Responsible for administering and updating the Los Angeles Refinery Mechanical Specifications and Procedures Manual.

  • Responsible for the development of Mechanical systems work scopes for all turnarounds.

  • Responsible for coordinating turnaround support to ensure that all required work scope is completed and accurately documented.

  • Ensures preventive and predictive maintenance schedules are appropriate for rotating equipment.

  • Addresses Reliable Operating Limit notifications appropriately.

  • Complete PSM requirements for rotating equipment such as PHA’s, MOC’s, PSI updates, etc.

  • Overseeing of equipment criticality ranking and 'bad actor list' and developing/implementing projects to improve reliability.

  • Long range planning and scope development of major rotating equipment.

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • 2 or more years of experience in maintenance/engineering with emphasis on rotating machinery issues

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of the organization

  • Willing and able to respond to, independently evaluate, plan, and coordinate/facilitate unexpected repair efforts during emergencies and after-hours call-outs

  • Working knowledge with the SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) module

  • 10 or more years of experience working in the refinery, power generation or chemical industry

  • Results oriented and resourceful in meeting challenging goals

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.


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The base pay range for this role is $78,300.00 – $ 131,250.00 depending on a candidate's relevant work experience and education. In addition to your base salary, you may be eligible to participate in an annual bonus program, the Variable Cash Incentive Program (VCIP).

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 March 31, 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: 57250

Location: California - Los Angeles

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Los Angeles Refinery

Technical Req : No