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

Phillips 66 & YOU - Together we can fuel the future

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.


If you want work experience that really counts, consider a placement with Phillips 66. We are now looking for a Mechanical Engineering student to join us for a One Year Industrial Placement in 2023. Your time will be spent either on specific projects or 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 full-time employment at the end of the placement.

The placement provides an excellent opportunity for the candidates to commence recording experiences to contribute as evidence towards IMechE Chartered Status. We do run an approved MPDS for our graduates and can provide you a mentor through the placement. Although you wouldn’t be registered through Phillips 66, we can certainly assist with all aspects to ensure your competencies are fully documented to upload as previous experience which is permitted when are come to register, so no time is lost.

The business teams you could work are below with a short description - chosen based on your interest area coupled with business need. We do attempt for candidates to obtain an appreciation in at least 2 positions.

Central Engineering Role - team accountable for completion of Maintenance Project Work including equipment repair, modification and replacement, providing an opportunity to develop your understanding of pressure vessel/heat exchanger design codes, piping design codes, project engineering & budgeting working alongside our engineers.

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

Business Team Role - team accountable for the mechanical integrity and reliability of the assigned Business Unit mechanical assets (pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, pipework etc.), providing technical support to the refinery operations & maintenance teams by trouble shooting emergent problems. Also, providing assistance in developing the long term maintenance scopes for major future maintenance events, providing an opportunity to improve your understanding of the function of the refinery's maintenance & operation teams.

Fitness for Service Role - team accountable for assessment of mechanical defects found through continued inspection programs/process hazard analysis programs/upgrades of equipment to latest technology on fixed equipment typically located on a refinery (Heaters, Storage Tanks, Pressure Vessels, Piping, Heat Exchangers) to ensure safe and reliable operation of the refinery.

The Humber Refinery is located on the east coast of England in North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, approximately 180 miles north of London. Humber's facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, hydrodesulfurization, thermal cracking and delayed coking units. The refinery has two coking units with associated calcining plants, which produce high-value graphite and anode petroleum cokes. It processes crude oil supplied primarily from the North Sea and includes light, low- and medium-sulfur and acidic crude oil. Humber produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. It is the only coking refinery in the United Kingdom, and a major producer of specialty graphite cokes and anode coke. Approximately 70 percent of the light oils produced by the refinery are distributed to customers in the United Kingdom by pipeline, rail car and truck, while the other products are exported to the rest of Europe, West Africa and the United States.

Providing Energy. Improving Lives.

We are excited about the future of energy and our decarbonisation journey. Our Humber Refinery is one of the most energy efficient refineries in Europe and is leading the way in lower-carbon fuels production. Our Humber Refinery was the first in the UK to produce high-performing, advanced second-generation biofuels, at scale, from waste - when Used Cooking Oil (UCO) was introduced to its refining processes in 2017. In 2020, Phillips 66 Limited invested significantly trebling this capacity, with the addition of a new lower carbon fuel module.

One the most exciting opportunities for the Humber Refinery lies in the electric vehicle revolution. One of the products produced by our refinery is high-grade petroleum coke, a carbon-rich residue that remains when other, lighter materials are refined from crude oil. Petroleum coke from our Humber Refinery already has a vital role in supporting advanced manufacturing in the steel recycling and aluminium smelting industries, but now through its unique coke formulations, is also being used across the globe in smart phone and electric vehicle batteries.

Our Humber Refinery's role in the electric vehicle battery market was recognised in the UK Government, Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy. March 2021

Phillips 66 Limited is working with several partners on a number of decarbonisation projects to support the Humber region to meet the UK Government's target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Our advantaged and nimble company is full of seasoned leadership and talented teams making responsible choices to adapt and explore the opportunities the changing market brings. Our employees, suppliers and partners share this vision to provide energy and improve lives. Our hard work, and team work, keeps energy flowing.

We do this while living out our values of safety, honour and commitment; improving lives by providing access to the energy which is essential to a high standard of living and health throughout the UK and the world.

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 23 October 2022 .

Phillips 66 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Requisition ID: 56506

Location: GBR - North East Lincolnshire - South Killingholme

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Humber Refinery

Technical Req : No