Phillips 66 I&E Reliability Engineer - Ferndale Refinery in Ferndale, Washington


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The I&E Reliability Engineer provides technical support for routine maintenance of the refinery's instrumentation and electrical assets while leading reliability improvements in these areas. This position requires a proven problem solver and equipment owner serving as the site's leading technical resource for electrical infrastructure.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Participating and promoting all aspects of refinery safety programs
  • Visibly demonstrates commitment to the workplace safety and health of employees and contractors through personal engagement and sound decisions
  • Maintaining the site Electrical Safety Program and ensures on-going compliance with NFPA 70E and regulatory codes
  • Providing routine maintenance engineering and troubleshooting support for instrumentation, analyzers, and electrical equipment
  • The instrument asset base includes field measurement sensors, transmitters, analyzers, and control valves

  • The electrical asset base includes all medium voltage power distribution systems, protective relays, motor control centers, motors, lighting, UPS, batteries, generators, and low voltage wiring systems

  • Creating and evaluating preventive maintenance plans, procedures, and training programs

  • Designing, recommending, and implementing new equipment solutions where justified
  • Evaluating and recommending improvements to critical spares inventory and storage solutions
  • Ensuring electrical design specifications, construction, and testing of electrical equipment are in compliance with electrical codes, regulations, standards, and company required engineering practices
  • Maintaining and reviewing electrical power coordination for the refinery including load flow, voltage drop, relay coordination, motor starting, arc flash, and equipment duty using software models including support for expansions
  • Ensuring single line drawings and electrical area classifications are up to date
  • Participating in knowledge share with other sites within the company by serving as the site's core member in both the electrical and instrumentation networks, and serve as a primary contact with the electrical utility provider
  • Effectively communicates and engages with other functional groups at all levels from craft persons and operators to refinery leadership
  • Initiating and evaluating management of changes (MOC) and also leads and assists with incident investigations


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering
  • 2 or more years of electrical power experience within an industrial environment
  • Intermediate level of working knowledge with National Electric Code and NFPA 70E
  • Must currently hold or be able to qualify to receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. Note, information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at
  • Ability and willingness to perform/comply, with or without a reasonable accommodation, with the following:
  • Ability to climb, stand, crawl, in confined space entry

  • Ability to maneuver through process areas containing pumps, towers, compressors, piping systems, etc.

  • Ability to wear refinery required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Ability to be available for on call support 24/7/365

  • Ability to work in outside weather conditions including cold and heat

  • Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly (some examples include being free of facial hair and/or clean shaven)

  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License

Preferred :

  • Professional Engineering license
  • Maintenance experience with medium voltage power distribution systems and utilization equipment
  • SEL protective relay configuration
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills
  • Accepts ownership, is accountable and delivers on commitments
  • Strong technical knowledge and ability to apply practical solutions in the field
  • Ability to work effectively with standard computer applications that involve word processing, spreadsheets, and database
  • Ability to work extended shifts and respond to after-hours call outs
  • Experience working with both instrumentation and electrical equipment


At Phillips 66, while "what" we do may be very different from person to person, there's a "how" that connects all of us. It is how we work, how we collaborate and how we succeed together. It's this shared "how" that our competency framework describes in detail. We call it the Keys to Success because it can unlock the potential within us all.

Keys to Success

  • Prof: Adaptability—Demonstrate Adaptability And Learning
  • Prof: Building Collaborative Relationships—Build Partnerships
  • Prof: Communication—Communicate Professionally
  • Prof: Judgment—Exercise Professional Judgment
  • Prof: Results Orientation—Optimize Results

The Ferndale Refinery is located in Ferndale, WA which is located on Puget Sound, about 20 miles south of the U.S. - Canada border. The refinery processes about 105,000 barrels per day of oil and is a high conversion facility allowing optimized utilization of feedstock. The refinery includes Clean Gasoline and Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel units providing emissions friendly products to meet today's stringent standards. Providing a safe and environmentally responsible workplace as well as having a positive impact on the local communities are management priorities. Operations are run 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Company Overview

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company's master limited partnership, is an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,600 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $51 billion of assets as of March 31, 2017. For more information, visit at or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co .

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 October 6, 2017 .

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 Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 37713

Department: Ferndale Refinery

Location: United States - Washington - Ferndale

Job Field: Engineering