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Phillips 66 Lab Chemist, Sweeny Refinery in Sweeny, Texas

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Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2021.

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The Lab Chemist performs and maintains laboratory testing to determine chemical and physical characteristics or compositions of solid, liquid, or gaseous materials for various purposes such as quality control, process control or product certification. The incumbent in this position participates in more specialized functions of the laboratory and is assigned a specific area. This position is responsible for performing tasks to maintain and calibrate instrumentation, standardize laboratory procedures, train lab technician staff, gather and interpret process-supporting analytical data, and monitor and control product quality.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Interpreting analytical findings to assess compliance or noncompliance with company and industry standards

  • Communicating effectively with refinery personnel to determine testing needs

  • Ensuring the fulfillment of customer technical requests (e.g. samples, data, testing procedures)

  • Reviewing and updating analytical lab data and procedures

  • Working with Waste Water personnel to ensure TCEQ requirements are met

  • Collaborating with Technical Team Leader in purchasing necessary lab supplies and equipment

  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment

  • Assisting with the development of capital budget for the Environmental and Analytical Labs instrumentation needs

  • Implementing new instrumentation and methodology

  • Providing technical support to technicians on various types of equipment including but not limited to ICP, Sulfur/Nitrogen analyzers, Sievers Sulfur speciation, AA, Gas Chromatography, Ion Chromatography, TOC, UV-Vis, Buchi Ammonia Analyzer and Metrohm Titrators

  • Backfilling for Analytical Chemist as needed

  • Possibility for call outs for emergency instrument maintenance

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemistry

  • Knowledge of safe laboratory practices

  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years relevant laboratory experience in Refining industry

  • Experience in instrumentation troubleshooting

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to interact with multiple layers of organization

  • Strong analytical skills, verbal and written communication abilities

  • Strong work ethic

  • Computer proficient with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP

  • Ability to operate independently as an experienced professional

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.

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  • 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 10/2/2023.

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: 58214

Location: Texas - Sweeny

Job Field: Operations

Division : Sweeny Refinery

Technical Req : No