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Phillips 66 One Year Industrial Placement Student - Mechanical Engineer in Northeast Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Phillips 66 & YOU- Together we can fuel the future


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 2020. 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.

Responsibilities May Include

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.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorised to work in the UK

  • Currently studying for a Degree in Mechanical Engineering or recently graduated

  • On target to attain/or have attained at least a 2:1 or higher upon completion of degree

  • Currently attaining/attained an average degree percentage of 60% or higher

  • Competent in using MS Office (Work, Powerpoint and Excel)

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Effective team player

  • Self-motivated, requiring minimum supervision


  • Able to prioritise workload

  • Previous experience of using computer based engineering tools

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.

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 14,300 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $58 billion of assets as of March 31, 2019. For more information, visit 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 13 December 2019.

Phillips 66 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Requisition ID: 51768

Location: GBR - Northeast Lincolnshire - South Killingholme

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Humber Refinery

Technical Req : Yes