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Phillips 66 Senior Specialist, Employee & Labor Relations in Wood River, Illinois

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The Senior Specialist, Employee & Labor Relations is based at the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery in Roxanna, Illinois and provides specialized, professional employee and labor relations support to Refining, Pipeline, Lubricants and support functions in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and surrounding areas. Primary support for negotiating, maintaining, and ensuring adherence to the Company’s (CBA) collective bargaining agreements. Investigates workplace policy violations and advises management on resolution options for issues that impact morale, productivity and organizational performance. The successful hire will be expected to work with peer HRBPs and business unit leaders to ensure consistent processes and practices across the region.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Primary support for activities related to negotiating, maintaining, and ensuring adherence to CBAs; directly participate in union negotiations and serve as a point-of-contact for lower-level and mid-level union representatives; primary contact for CBA dispute resolution.

  • Provide direction and support to regional management on employee and labor relations including discipline, CBAs, grievances, and arbitrations.

  • Investigate workplace policy violations and advise regional management on options to remediate/prevent issues that impact morale, productivity, and organizational performance; determine, gather and analyze information to evaluate workplace issues.

  • Investigate and respond to complaints from Federal and state agencies, including EEOC, DOL, and NLRB.

  • Provide advice, guidance, and professional support to regional management to interpret and apply policies, practices, and procedures associated with labor and employee relations.

  • Evaluate and draft documentation associated with unionized employees, including grievance responses and disciplinary actions, applying subject-matter expertise to support response(s) to complex situations.

  • Facilitate ongoing communication and working relationships with employee representative organizations including coordination of joint labor-management committees.

  • Develop full understanding of business goals so that people strategies are value adding and targeted to address specific business strategies and needs.

  • Execute on regional operational Human Resource activities needed by the business which support the business strategy.

  • Participate on special projects, as needed, related to delivering the strategic plans of the business.

  • Participate directly in the formulation and management of HR policy and procedures.

  • Ensure HR processes are consistent and in compliance across the organization.

  • Previous attorney/litigation experience is desired.

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5 or more years of labor and employee relations experience

  • Able to travel up to 30% of time

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate or master’s degree in Human Resources or Industrial Relations

  • 7 or more years of experience in labor relations and/or HR Management

  • Experience in managing HR and labor relations issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures

  • Labor relations experience in a manufacturing plant environment

  • Supervisory experience

  • Labor negotiations experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Broad HR technical expertise and systems knowledge

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 March 31, 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: 57315

Location: Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Human Resources

Division : Human Resources

Technical Req : No