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Phillips 66 2020 Operator Intern -Sweeny Refinery in Sweeny, Texas

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The Operations-Intern supports day-to-day operations. The selected candidate will be part of the operations team and will work under the direction of the Shift Superintendent.


Responsibilities may include:

Maintaining equipment and operations

Climbing ladders, tanks, and towers

Taking samples/reading of various process streams

Initiating work orders and permitting for work related to the assigned unit

Maintaining proper and safe process operations of the operating equipment

Communicating effectively during the shift and at shift relief regarding key process unit and equipment information

Ability to climb, bend, lift and perform a wide range of physical activities

Ability to work at various heights

Ability to listen and follow instructions

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with other team members, leaders and operations personnel

Ability to use a variety of safety and personal protective equipment

Overtime work required at times, which may consist of nights and weekends

Performing routine pipeline and terminal maintenance.

Identifying and resolving scheduling conflicts as they occur.

Ensuring accurate and timely completion of all paperwork.

Staying abreast of all changes in operations and procedures.

Performing operational duties in accordance with Procedures Guide and local Operating Procedures Guide.

Responding to emergencies and maintaining emergency and measurement equipment.

Completing mandated safety and regulatory training (Computer-Based Training).

Maintaining effective and professional relationship with all customers and responding promptly to their needs.

Performing environmental and regulatory checks, eliminating, containing and reporting product and brine leaks, seeps and spills.

Monitoring and enforcing safety rules

Occasionally assuming supervisory responsibilities during supervisor absence.

Assisting with construction and maintenance projects and pursuing cost reduction opportunities.

Working 12 hour shifts and some vacation relief

Responsibilities May Include


Must be enrolled in their last year in a Process Technology degree plan from an accredited school and in one Process Technology course in the degree plan each semester during the academic school year (September-May)

Must maintain an overall and semester grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Must follow all safety rules and regulations governing employees of Phillips 66

Must be able to pass Operator Core Training for Interns (Tier 2) and New Employee Safety Training

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must have a valid driver’s license and must provide own transportation to and from work

Must have High school diploma or G.E.D.

Legally authorized to work in the United States on a regular full-time basis without restrictions

Strong work ethics

Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items, with or without accommodation:

Work at least 20 hours a week

To work overtime (if necessary),including nights and occasional weekends

To work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos

To work near large, hot, high-speed machines

To climb up to 250 feet in height

To lift up to 50 pounds

To work around chemicals, including acids and bases

To wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel toed shoes, ear and eye protection)

To maintain your face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly (some examples include being free of facial hair and/or clean shaven) if applicable

To work outside in harsh weather conditions

To work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat

To read technical procedures and materials in English To learn computer software associated with process operations


Safety and environmental alertness and promotion of a safe working environment, accomplished by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

Computer proficiency with Excel, Word, and SAP

Use of good judgment and the ability to make decisions independently

Able to comprehend and follow instructions

Skills in self-motivation and personal organization

Able to produce thorough and accurate paperwork

Skills in effective communication and teamwork

Able to adjust quickly to unexpected conditions, responding to emergencies

Knowledgeable of LPG product quality specifications

Able to interpret and evaluate data and detect problems

Significant mechanical skills with mechanical and rotating equipment

The Sweeny Refinery is located in Old Ocean, Texas. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization, and aromatics units, as well as access to the on-site vacuum tower and delayed coking unit, which is an asset owned by Phillips 66 Partners. Sweeny processes heavy, high-sulfur crude oil and some light, low sulfur crude oil. Domestic, Canadian and other foreign crude oil is transported by truck, pipeline, marine transportation and terminals. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, heating oil and petroleum coke. The refinery receives crude oil by pipeline and via tankers, through terminals on the Gulf Coast, including a deepwater terminal at Freeport. Refined products are distributed throughout the Midcontinent region, southeastern and eastern United States by pipeline, barge and rail car. Refined products are also exported to Latin America by waterborne cargo.

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 September 25,2019 .

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: 51512

Location: Texas - Sweeny

Job Field: Operations