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Phillips 66 Mechanical Engineer - Wood River Refinery in Wood River, Illinois

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The Area Mechanical Engineer is responsible for overall mechanical engineering support for safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the refinery. Duties include overall maintenance and reliability engineering for an area in the refinery.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Provide engineering support to the turnaround group by managing small projects in the assigned zone and maintaining/ordering critical spares or engineering components.

  • Provide detailed engineering support to maintenance so that all work is performed per Corporate REPs, WRR programs and policies, applicable codes, and sound engineering judgement. (relief valve sizing, piping and pressure vessel alterations, bundle replacements, valve replacements, etc.)

  • Manage and document RCFA’s on all identified critical failures and assist the refinery in identification and development of tactics to ensure repeat failures do not occur.

  • Support the planning and area inspector in assessing issues and ensure that adequate data is collected for the development of recommendations and equipment replacement plans.

  • Create detailed repair procedures as well as review inspectors’ repair procedures for accuracy and compliance per ASME, API 570, API 510, API 653, and relevant P66 engineering and required standards.

  • Stay informed of developing operating issues that could have an impact on the mechanical integrity of pressure equipment.

  • Identify top reliability issues within the area of responsibility and develop detailed plans to address those issues.

  • Perform alternate relief system reviews and recommendations.

  • Execute the MOC process and Safety Operability Engineering Reviews (SOER’s) for changes initiated due to mechanical integrity as well as making sure that the department is represented in reviews initiated by other disciplines.

  • Assist the corrosion engineer and inspector with annual corrosion reviews and participate in the implementation and ever-greening process of Risk Based Inspection (RBI).

  • Perform Level 1 and Level 2 fitness for service evaluations per API 579.

  • Demonstrate personal commitment to health, safety & environmental compliance with WRR standards.

  • Take appropriate action to expedite fixed equipment and piping repairs and implement contingency plans if required.

  • Provide technical guidance to ensure fixed equipment maintenance is executed in an effective, timely, and cost-efficient manner.

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering

  • Currently hold a valid driver’s license

  • 3 or more years of experience in refining, petrochemical or related industry

  • Proficiency with MS Outlook Suite (Outlook Email, Word, and Excel programs)

  • Willing to travel (<10% expected) for training, networking, or support for other P66 locations

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS degree in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering

  • 5 or more years of experience working as a Mechanical or Maintenance Engineer

  • Proficient with SAP, Equity Engineering Plant Manager ™, PCMS, API-RBI software

  • Knowledgeable and conversant in requirements of ASME B31.3, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Sections I, V, VII, VII, and IX, and API Inspection Codes 510, 570, and 653

  • Knowledgeable and conversant in damage mechanisms that affect refinery equipment (API 571)

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 January 24, 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: 55381

Location: Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Wood River Refinery

Technical Req : No