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Phillips 66 Mechanical Engineer Industrial Placement in North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Phillips 66 & YOU - Together we can fuel the future

Phillips 66 has been operating in the UK for over 65 years and we are as excited about our future as we are proud of our past. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and 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, honour 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.

Our employees are the heart of our success, and there is a reason why we continue to attract great talent and it’s not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it’s also the caring and committed culture of the organisation that makes everyone feel like they can bring their authentic self to work and be truly part of our team.

Providing Energy. Improving Lives.


If you want work experience that really counts, consider a placement with Phillips 66. We are now looking for Mechanical Engineering students to join us for a One Year Industrial Placement in 2024. Your time will be spent on specific projects working alongside our experienced Mechanical Engineers. This is a great opportunity to put your theoretical skills into practice and gain invaluable experience within a business environment.

Should you do well during your time with us, you may be considered for a graduate position upon completion of your degree.

The placement provides an excellent opportunity for the candidates to commence recording experiences to contribute as evidence towards IMechE Chartered Status. We run an approved MPDS Scheme for our graduates and will provide you with a mentor through the placement. We will assist with all aspects to ensure your competencies are fully documented so this experience is permitted when you come to register.

Candidates will obtain an appreciation in at least 2 positions from the 4 below:

Central Engineering Role – Join our team accountable for completion of Maintenance Project Work including equipment and piping repair, modification and replacement. This will provide an opportunity to develop your understanding of pressure vessel/heat exchanger design codes, piping design codes, project engineering & budgeting practices.

Rotating Machinery Role – Join our team accountable for the mechanical integrity and reliability of machinery repair, modification and replacement, providing an opportunity to improve your knowledge of pumps, compressors, gas and steam turbines used on a refinery.

Business Team Role – Working as part of a business team, you will gain experience of how maintenance and operations function as one team on a large complex industrial plant. With support you will provide technical assistance to the refinery operations & maintenance teams. Troubleshooting emergent problems on all the Business Unit mechanical assets (pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, pipework etc.)

Fitness for Service Role – Working with the Lead Fixed Equipment Engineer, being accountable for the assessment of mechanical defects found through our continued inspection programs, process hazard analysis programs and upgrades of equipment. This includes technical hand calculations as well as use of modern software applications, for all types of fixed equipment located on a refinery (Heaters, Storage Tanks, Pressure Vessels, Piping, Heat Exchangers). Ultimately this department ensures the safe and reliable operation of the refinery.

What Phillips 66 can offer you:

  • Opportunity to get real industrial experience with responsibility and accountability

  • Ability to integrate and learn from experienced engineers

  • Opportunity to become part of our Early Careers Network and take part in fun, informative and social activities

  • Free daily lunch whilst working on site

  • Free accommodation for the first 6 weeks of your placement so you can get to know the area and other students.

  • Free access to our onsite gym

  • Competitive Salary ranging between

  • £24,700 - £28,500 per annum pro rata.

The Humber Refinery is playing its part of the UK’s decarbonisation efforts.

As a part of the UK Government’s net zero ambition, the Humber Refinery is on a journey to become the Refinery of the Future. With proposed plans for a number of projects including to implement a first-of-a-kind FCC carbon capture project, the Humber Refinery is part of Humber Zero, a world-scale concept to reduce UK industry carbon emissions, saving up to 8 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030 from the Immingham industrial area.

On top of this, the Humber Refinery is the UK’s only refiner producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel at scale. It is also the only European facility producing battery anode coke, which forms a critical component for lithium-ion batteries used in electrical vehicles and in consumer electronics. Our current production of battery anode coke is equivalent to placing 1.3 million EVs on the road every year, and we are developing multiple projects to expand this capability.

We are on an exciting journey, are you ready to join us?

Our Process:

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all pre-screening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date 31st October 2023

Applications will be reviewed periodically throughout the advertising window. However, we may invite candidates who pass our screening process to selection events on a first-come, first-served basis and making offers of employment to people who are successful at those events, therefore we advise that you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Our assessment days will be held at our Humber Refinery in early November (14th & 15th initially with potentially more dates added) and may include an overnight stay and dinner with experienced engineers (Reasonable travel expenses and overnight accommodation will be provided).

Phillips 66 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Requisition ID: 58195

Location: GBR - North East Lincolnshire - South Killingholme

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Humber Refinery

Technical Req : No