Phillips 66 Mobile Equipment Operator - Santa Maria Refinery in Rodeo, California


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The Maintenance Mechanic - Mobile Equipment Operator , under the general direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, performs any and all work for which qualified in a safe and efficient manner, including but not limited to: repairing, altering, fabricating, assembling, troubleshooting and operating a wide variety of mobile refinery equipment including light truck, passenger vehicles, forklifts, cranes and other heavy motorized equipment. Uses power/hand tools such as hacksaws, shears, chain blocks, automotive diagnostic equipment, impact/torque wrenches, grinders and drills. Duties including rigging to lift equipment, planning out work, procuring parts and materials, and maintaining vehicle and heavy motorized equipment fleet records and maintenance logs. Assures all maintenance and project work complies with all applicable safety, government licensing, engineering standards, laws, regulations and complies with company policies, procedures and practices. Shift work, including days, nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Must be willing to respond to callouts during off hours due to business necessity.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Participating and/or planning the safety process i.e. JSA's/TSA’s and performing safety observations to assure all plans are in compliance with applicable government regulations and established company policies, procedures and practices
  • Working with Operations and other groups to fully understand the scope, priority and timing needed for maintenance repairs
  • Ensures all work is completed in a safe, environmentally-compliant, and cost effective manner
  • Reviewing work prior to start, assuring materials, resources, information and tools on hand to achieve high levels of craft productivity
  • Executing/completing daily and preventative maintenance work orders
  • Initiating equipment defect elimination by identifying problem causes, taking immediate corrective action when practical, and recommending solutions to supervisors and engineers
  • Developing/modifying maintenance or safety procedures related to maintenance work processes; individually or as part of a team
  • Reviewing technical manuals/procedures/specifications (in English) to effectively perform assigned work
  • Coordinating work of others, as needed
  • Working overtime, weekends, holidays and varied shifts, as assigned
  • Communicating effectively with all employee levels
  • Sharing knowledge, skills and expertise with associates to facilitate a high performing organization
  • Serve as member of HazMat Team, participate in specialized training and provide response efforts, as needed
  • Operates large hydraulic cranes (RT’s) and all light and heavy motorized equipment
  • Operates stationary fire equipment engines and motors
  • Moves materials, tools, equipment and sub-assemblies using trucks, forklift, wagons, carts, dollies, etc


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Maintain a valid driver's license
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be willing and able, with or without accommodation, to perform/comply with the following:
  • Work overtime (including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts)

  • Respond to off-hour callouts

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and silos

  • Work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Climb up to 200 feet in height; work at elevated heights

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toed shoes, ear/eye protection)

  • Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly

  • Ability to be on call and respond to callouts during off hours due to business necessity

  • Work outside in harsh weather condition

  • Completion of NCCCO (TLL) program certification

  • Class A license OR the ability to obtain.
  • 3 or more years' experience in the petrochemical or similar industrial environment


  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • SAP/CMMS experience
  • Military experience/training
  • Proactive and results-oriented
  • Able to effectively interact with all organizational levels and value diversity
  • Demonstrated communications and teamwork skills


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

  • Contr: Adaptability—Adapt And Learn From Experience
  • Contr: Building Collaborative Relationships—Foster Relationships
  • Contr: Judgment—Demonstrate Sound Judgment
  • Contr: Results Orientation—Optimize Work Performance

The 1,780-acre Santa Maria Refinery , adjacent to State Highway 1 on the Nipomo Mesa, has been in operation for more than 50 years. Only about 200 acres of the land are used for company operations. The remainder is grazed by cattle, held as open space or used as a preservation area for wildlife and the Nipomo Lupine, which grows nowhere else in the world. An important part of California's energy infrastructure, the refinery processes about 48,000 barrels of crude per day. The facility is also an important part of the local economy, employing 140 full-time workers. We continuously invest to improve the facility and keep up with current technologies in public and environmental safety.

The semi-refined liquid products (gas oil and pressure distillate) produced at the facility are shipped by pipeline to the Rodeo Refinery for finish processing into the cleanest, highest quality transportation fuels in the world. Petroleum coke (carbon) is shipped to customers by truck and rail. Sulfur is shipped by truck to customers in the agricultural industry.

Major Products: Gas Oil, Pressure Distillate, Petroleum Coke, Sulfur

Capacities: Crude oil processing: 48,000 BPD

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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 23, 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: 38261

Department: Santa Maria Refinery

Location: United States - California - Rodeo

Job Field: Maintenance