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Phillips 66 Instrument Tech, Rodeo Refinery - Non-Journeyman in Rodeo, California

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The Instrument Tech (Non-Journeyman), Rodeo Refinery , 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, removing, installing, assembling, troubleshooting and servicing all types of process instrumentation and some analyzers.

Instrumentation includes measurement of pressure, temperature, level, flow, local recorders, controllers, indicators, and final control elements such as control valve positioners, solenoid operated valves, etc. Analyzers may include wet basis such as pH/ORP, ambient area monitors, combustion excess O2/CO, etc. Maintains and operates all equipment and tools required to support skills and sustains a well-kept and orderly site in performance of all work. Acquires additional skills and knowledge as required to become a proficient multi-skilled employee. 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/able 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.

  • 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.

  • Working with the Environmental Department to understand and comply with regulatory requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country without restrictions

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Maintain a valid driver's license

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Electrical Instrumentation Technician degree (or will obtain degree by June 2023)

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at

  • Must be willing and able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform/comply with the following:

    • Work overtime (including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts)

    • Respond to afterhours callouts

    • 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 Nomex 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

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

    • Work outside in harsh weather condition

    • Able to read, follow and understand (in English) schematics, drawings (including ladder logic), and P&ID's

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • SAP/CMMS experience

  • 3 or more years of industrial maintenance experience in troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing instrumentation systems and equipment with working knowledge of calibration principles, methods, and recordkeeping requirements

  • Completion of a (1) Certificate or degree from an accredited technology school or (2) Level 4 NCCER or ISA instrumentation certification or (3) other accredited apprenticeship program that includes technical knowledge certification or (4) 5 of more years of industrial maintenance experience and has passed an accredited technical knowledge certification

  • Military training and experience is recognized

  • Proactive and results-oriented

  • Able to effectively interact with all organizational levels and value diversity

  • Demonstrated communications and teamwork skills

The San Francisco Refinery consists of two facilities linked by a 200-mile pipeline. The Santa Maria facility is located in Arroyo Grande, California, 200 miles south of San Francisco, California, while the Rodeo facility is in the San Francisco Bay Area. Semi-refined liquid products from the Santa Maria facility are shipped by pipeline to the Rodeo facility for upgrading into finished petroleum products. Facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units, as well as a calciner. The San Francisco Refinery processes a mixture of heavy, high sulfur and light sweet crude oil. It receives California crude oil by pipeline, and both domestic and foreign crude oil by tanker. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. It also produces CARB-grade gasoline. Other products include petroleum coke. The majority of the refined products are distributed to California by pipeline and barge. Additional refined products are also exported to Latin America by waterborne cargo.

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At Phillips 66, providing access to high quality programs and care for you and your family is important to us. Maintaining a culture of well-being — physical, emotional, social, and financial — is essential for a high-performing organization. When we are at our best, we are poised to deliver exceptional results — personally and professionally. Benefits for certain eligible, full-time employees include:

  • Annual Variable Cash Incentive Program (VCIP) bonus

  • 8% 401k company match, with an additional 0-4% Company 401k contribution based on the Company’s financial performance

  • Cash Balance Account pension

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits with an annual company contribution to a Health Savings Account for employees on HDHP

  • Total well-being programs and incentives, including Employee Assistance Plan, well-being reimbursement, and backup family care services

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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 October 2, 2022 .

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 Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 56521

Location: California - Rodeo

Job Field: Maintenance

Division : Rodeo Refinery

Technical Req : No