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Phillips 66 Electrical Engineer- Wood River, IL in Wood River, Illinois

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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 Electrical Engineer is a sole contributor that works closely with multi-discipline teams to support a production area. They are a proven problem solver that provides technical expertise for routine maintenance, projects, and preventative maintenance programs within their assigned production area. The electrical engineer works with maintenance supervisors and electricians to safely install, operate, and maintain electrical power distribution systems.

Responsibilities may include

  • Collaborating with operations and maintenance teams to drive continuous improvements and reliability of electrical components, equipment, and systems

  • Providing technical expertise for troubleshooting of equipment, including power distribution systems, motor controls, switch gear, UPS systems, and substation equipment

  • Assisting with maintenance planning and execution of major equipment repairs and unit turnarounds

  • Supporting refinery electricians outside of normal business hours as needed

  • Directing and advising the application of company standards in electrical design, equipment specifications, construction and equipment commissioning

  • Conducting system analysis studies (load flow, voltage drop, short circuit, relay coordination, motor starting, arc flash) and work to correct deficiencies using the latest version of SKM Power Tools electrical engineering analysis software

  • Managing protective relays settings and making recommendations to improve reliability

  • Recommending vendors for purchase of equipment and providing technical review of bids

  • Supporting projects and major maintenance by providing technical guidance

  • Participating in long term planning for maintenance and equipment replacement

  • Active participation in technical networks; developing/implementing best practices

  • Train personnel on electrical safety, operating and maintaining electrical equipment, and engineering best practices

  • Lead or participate in root cause analysis of equipment failures and incident investigations

  • Develop and maintain electrical safe work practices, electrical procedures, and electrical engineering standards and specifications

  • Perform audits on people, equipment, and systems for compliance to policies and procedures

Required Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Willing and able to respond to off-hour callouts on an as needed basis to support refinery operating requirements

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of electrical engineering design and/or electrical equipment maintenance in refining or similar industrial setting, including power distribution systems

  • 3 or more years of experience in power distributions systems for voltage levels up to 34.5 kV

  • Installation or maintenance experience in Protection Relays, VFD’s, Transformers, Breakers, and /or Motors

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, must be able to accurately and clearly communicate both technical and practical information

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, must be able to lead and influence in a diverse team-based working environment

The Wood River Refinery is located in Roxana, Illinois, about 15 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes a mixture of light, low-sulfur; heavy, high sulfur; and high-acid crude oil. The crude supply is sourced domestically or from Canada. Wood River produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt and petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline, rail car, barge and truck and are shipped to markets throughout the Midcontinent region.

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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 July 03, 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: 57657

Location: Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Wood River Refinery

Technical Req : No