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Phillips 66 Process Engineer - Wood River Refinery 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 2019.


The Process Engineer uses technical expertise to achieve operational and project objectives by working to design, implement, control and optimize new and existing processes that are used in Phillips 66 refineries. By partnering with internal and external stakeholders the Process Engineer collaborates to build technically sound strategies around business improvement opportunities, safety enhancements and sustainability while reducing cost and maximizing profitability.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Troubleshooting and optimizing process operations and equipment.

  • Communicating and correcting process quality problems.

  • Providing technical assistance to Operations in areas such as operating procedures and catalyst management.

  • Participating in Process Safety Management (PSM) activities such as MOC, PHA's and LOPA.

  • Identifying and developing process improvement ideas and working to ensure ideas are incorporated into expense and capital plans.

  • Providing technical support for major turnarounds and unit shutdown / startups on shift schedule.

  • Monitoring/evaluating unit key performance metrics and maintaining effective monitoring reports, yields, and trends.

  • Providing process designs for small and large capital projects at all stages from FEL 0, 1, 2, 3.

  • Providing process engineering support during mechanical design to ensure original process intent is met.

  • Overseeing process specifications for equipment and materials and maintaining process optimization.

  • Providing detailed process specifications, P&ID’s and equipment data sheets for projects.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher Chemical Engineering

  • Currently hold a valid driver’s license

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

  • 2 or more years of experience working as a Process Engineer

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


  • 3 or more years of experience in oil and gas refinery

  • 5 or more years of experience working as a Process Engineer

  • 1 or more years of process design experience

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.

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 March 8, 2021 .

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: 53712

Location: Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Wood River Refinery

Technical Req : No