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Phillips 66 Instrument and Analyzer Technician, Los Angeles Refinery in Wilmington, California

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The Maintenance Mechanic - Instrument Mechanic / Analyzer Technician, Los Angeles Refinery is responsible for inspecting, troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing refinery field instrumentation and associated components used for process monitoring as part of the instrument and analyzer asset base. This includes, but is not limited to pressure, flow, temperature, level measurement devices, process stream analyzers, control valves, vibration monitoring, continuous emissions monitoring (CEMS) analyzers, and regulatory devices. All work must be performed in a safe and efficient manner per P66 best practices under the general direction of Instrument / Analyzer Supervisors.

The technician is expected to remove equipment if necessary, calibrate, install, service, modify, test, and/or replace a wide variety of pneumatic, fluidic, mechanical, electrical, analog and discrete devices. All tools and equipment used are expected to be maintained, calibrated and orderly to facilitate a safe and efficient work environment. Job requires work both indoors and outdoors, lifting, and climbing. Occasionally may be required to work at elevated heights and/or confined space. Shift work, turnaround support which includes days, nights, weekends and holidays may be required; must be willing and able to respond to callouts during off hours due to business need for operational support.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Troubleshooting instrumentation issues using P&IDs, wiring diagrams, loop drawings, associated schematics and vendor drawings

  • Working with Process Control to troubleshoot and/or repair instrument/analyzer control loops, Safety Instrument System inputs/outputs, and PLCs

  • Performing calibrations, programming, testing and repairs on electronic, pneumatic, and electro-pneumatic equipment and parts associated with the instrument / analyzer asset base

  • Troubleshooting 24 VDC and 120 VAC electrical systems, be knowledgeable of color-coded resistors and wiring as well as identify defective circuits

  • Have an understanding of work practices required to maintain and repair Safety Instrumented Systems

  • Working with Environmental Department to understand and comply with regulatory requirements, resolving issues and performing repair in a timely manner

  • Completing safety observations, stopping unsafe work, and communicating with the Instrument/Analyzer Supervisors

  • Ability to mentor and clearly demonstrate techniques, sharing knowledge skills and expertise to colleagues and Non-Journeyman to facilitate a high performing organization

  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork, support, and assist other craft and contractors when required

  • Effective and clear communication with Maintenance personnel, Operations personnel and Maintenance Crafts

  • Ensures all work is documented and completed according to I&C department work processes, Phillips 66 best practices and requirements

  • Initiates equipment defect elimination by identifying potential problems, taking immediate corrective action where practical, and recommending solutions for follow up to supervisors and engineers

  • Review, follow and markup drawings, procedures, and specifications to effectively perform assigned work

  • Complete calibration forms, updating loop folders and associated documents after assigned tasks

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Maintain a valid driver's license

  • 5 or more years of Instrumentation and/or Analyzer experience

  • Understand the basics of both AC and DC theory, electronics, and circuits

  • Demonstrate an understanding of P&IDs, instrument loop and wiring diagrams

  • Currently hold or be able to qualify to receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card prior to employment start date. Note: information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at

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

  • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment

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

  • Work overtime (including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts) and respond to after-hours callouts on an as needed

  • Climb, bend, lift, and perform a wide variety of physical activities

  • Work at elevated heights

  • Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and process equipment

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

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • Work outside in any given weather conditions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of instrumentation experience in refineries and/or chemical plants or relevant military experience in large industrial systems

  • Certifications (examples: NCCER or equivalent, SCBA, etc.)

  • Completion of an apprenticeship, formal training or trade program, or Associates Degree in a technical field

  • Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions, identify corrective action, and analyze/document complex inspection and repair information

  • Experience with Safety Instrumented Systems

  • Experience calibrating valves, transmitters, and analyzers

  • Experience with refinery maintenance, turnaround, and/or shutdown work

  • Experience with Lock Out Tag Out

  • Proficient with Microsoft applications and SAP

  • Military training/experience

The Los Angeles Refinery consists of two linked facilities located five miles apart in Carson and Wilmington, California. The Carson facility processes crude oil, and the Wilmington facility upgrades the intermediate products to finished products. The facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking and delayed coking units. The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil. It receives domestic crude oil by pipeline from California, Canadian crude via rail, and both foreign and domestic crude oil by tanker through a third-party terminal in the Port of Long Beach. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. The refinery produces CARB-grade gasoline. Other products include petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to California, Nevada and Arizona by pipeline and truck.

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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 for this Position:

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 July 14, 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.

This Employer is subject to the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) (LAMC 189.00). This Employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Ordinance.

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

Requisition ID: 56068

Location: California - Wilmington

Job Field: Maintenance

Division : Los Angeles Refinery

Technical Req : No