Phillips 66 Chemist - Rodeo Refinery in Rodeo, California


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Under the general direction of the Laboratory Supervisor, the Chemist is a technical professional responsible for conducting laboratory analysis methods in accordance with established standards and practices. Chemists are also responsible for assuring instruments/equipment are properly maintained.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Troubleshooting and repairing lab instrumentation to help ensure required analysis are available in a timely manner
  • Establishing and maintaining QA/QC program for specific lab analysis methods
  • Developing, documenting, and implementing new lab analyses
  • Preparing and running calibration standards and quality control samples to help ensure laboratory analyses are in-control
  • Establishing back-up procedures for critical lab analysis
  • Reviewing and modifying lab analytical procedures to ensure compliance with ASTM, UOP, EPA, and/or other industry standards
  • Keeping current of industry trends in analytical instrumentation and making recommendations to ensure the laboratory is providing the best possible analytical services
  • Training other lab personnel on lab analytical methods and other procedures
  • Helping maintain lab supplies at acceptable levels
  • Working with process engineers to help define and provide, routine, test run, and special refinery analysis
  • Performing and/or coordinating with outside labs routine and specialized testing
  • Additional projects as assigned


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry
  • 1 or more years of R&D/QA/QC/Production laboratory experience in the petroleum refining/petrochemical industry
  • 1 or more years of practical testing experience
  • 1 or more years of analysis experience in: spectroscopy, chromatography, physical testing, knock engines, environmental water testing, LIMS, titrations
  • 1 or more years of practical analytical instrumentation troubleshooting and repair
  • Working knowledge of applicable ASTM, EPA, UOP, ISO, Federal, State, Local regulatory requirements and methods
  • Computer proficiency with typical Laboratory software (e.g. LIMS, GC software, statistical packages etc.)
  • Must possess/maintain valid driver’s license
  • Currently hold or have the ability to qualify to receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. Note, information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, and Outlook

Preferred :

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry with emphasis on analytical/instrumentation methods
  • 5 or more years of experience in a Petroleum Analytical Laboratory
  • Ability to apply the basic statistical tools used in a refinery production laboratory to help ensure analytical results are in control
  • Demonstrated development and implementation of original analysis methods
  • Strong working knowledge of safe Laboratory practices
  • Ability to effectively interact with all organizational levels
  • Value diversity
  • Strong communications skills (written and verbal)


At Phillips 66, while "what" we do may be very different from person to person, there's a "how" that connects all of us. It is how we work, how we collaborate and how we succeed together. It's this shared "how" that our competency framework describes in detail. We call it the Keys to Success because it can unlock the potential within us all.

Keys to Success

  • Assoc: Adaptability—Adapt And Learn
  • Assoc: Building Collaborative Relationships—Form Relationships
  • Assoc: Communication—Communicate Openly
  • Assoc: Judgment—Apply Sound Logic
  • Assoc: Results Orientation—Seek Process Improvement

The San Francisco Refinery is comprised of two facilities linked by a 200-mile pipeline. The Rodeo facility is located in the San Francisco Bay area, while the Santa Maria facility is located in Arroyo Grande, CA. The refinery's crude oil processing capacity is 120 MBD. The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil.

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 14,500 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $52 billion of assets as of March 31, 2018. For more information, visit at 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 February 18, 2019 .

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.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 49252

Department: Rodeo Refinery

Location: United States - California - Rodeo

Job Field: Operations