Phillips 66 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (Pipefitter), Rodeo Refinery in Rodeo, California


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The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, under the general direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, performs any and all work for which qualified, in a safe and efficient manner including but not limited to repairing, altering, fabricating, removing, installing, assembling, troubleshooting, and servicing a wide variety of Refinery piping and equipment. Typified by specialty preventative maintenance, fitters, strainers, heat exchangers, boilers, furnaces, fractionation towers, reactors, tanks, structural steel, screwed, welded and flanged piping and tubing. Uses power and hand tools, such as hack saws, shears, pipe machines, hoists, tuggers, chain blocks, impact wrenches, torque wrenches, grinders and drills. Acquires additional skills and knowledge as required to become a proficient multi-skilled employee and perform preventative maintenance on specific types of equipment. Assists other personnel in accomplishing their work for the safe and reliable operation of the refinery. Must work in/outdoors where exposed to weather elements; some climbing and lifting. May be required to work in confined spaces or at elevated heights. Shift work, including days, nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Must be willing to respond to callouts during off hours due to business necessity.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Participating and/or planning the safety process i.e. JSA's/TSA’s and performing safety observations to assure all plans are in compliance with applicable government regulations and established company policies, procedures and practices.
  • Working with Operations and other groups to fully understand the scope, priority and timing needed for maintenance repairs. Ensures all work is completed in a safe, environmentally-compliant, and cost effective manner
  • Reviewing work prior to start, assuring materials, resources, information and tools on hand to achieve high levels of craft productivity.
  • Executing/completing daily and preventative maintenance work orders
  • Initiating equipment defect elimination by identifying problem causes, taking immediate corrective action when practical, and recommending solutions to supervisors and engineers
  • Developing/modifying maintenance or safety procedures related to maintenance work processes; individually or as part of a team.
  • Reviewing technical manuals/procedures/specifications (in English) to effectively perform assigned work.
  • Preparing schematic drawings, sketches, reports and permits to reflect activities
  • Coordinating work of others, as needed.
  • Working overtime, weekends, holidays and varied shifts, as assigned.
  • Communicating effectively with all employee levels
  • Sharing knowledge, skills and expertise with associates to facilitate a high performing organization.
  • Setting up work site with barriers, signs, tape or flags
  • Rigging equipment, planning work and interpreting drawings, sketches, job orders and other instructions.
  • Removing and repairing high pressure piping and connection systems
  • Repairing flange leaks, including tightening or replacing bolts, flanges and gaskets
  • Installing pipe, including flanges, unions, joints, gaskets, and nozzles
  • Blinding off pipes, vessels, tanks, exchangers, etc.
  • Breaking down and removing heat exchangers and/or heat exchanger components
  • Fabricating and installing screwed piping
  • Moving materials, tools, equipment and sub-assemblies using trucks, forklift, wagon, carts, dollies, etc.
  • Serving on HazMat Team, participating in specialized training, and providing emergency response support, when needed



  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Maintain a valid driver's license
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must possess a valid Transportation Workers' Identification Credential (TWIC) or qualify for a TWIC card by start date.
  • Must be willing and able, with or without accommodation, to perform/comply with the following:
  • Work overtime (including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts)

  • Ability to be on call and respond to callouts during off hours due to business necessity

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and silos

  • Work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Climb up to 200 feet in height; work at elevated heights

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toed shoes, ear/eye protection)

  • Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly

  • Read and interpret drawings and technical specifications in English

  • Work outside in inclement weather conditions

  • Serve on HazMat Team, participate in specialized training, and provide emergency response support, when needed

Preferred :

  • 4+ years of industrial maintenance experience in troubleshooting, servicing and repairing fixed equipment, piping and other industrial equipment such as fitters, strainers, heat exchangers, boilers, furnaces, fractionation towers, reactors, etc.
  • Completion of an accredited degree/certification program in related field, Level 4 NCCER certification (industrial pipefitter), or successful completion of an accredited apprenticeship program (must include technical knowledge certification).
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • SAP/CMMS experience
  • Proactive and results-oriented
  • Able to effectively interact with all organizational levels and value diversity
  • Demonstrated communications and teamwork skills


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

  • Contr: Adaptability—Adapt And Learn From Experience
  • Contr: Building Collaborative Relationships—Foster Relationships
  • Contr: Judgment—Demonstrate Sound Judgment
  • Contr: Results Orientation—Optimize Work Performance

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 20, 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: 49266

Department: Rodeo Refinery

Location: United States - California - Rodeo

Job Field: Maintenance