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Phillips 66 Fuel Cell Thermo Mechanical Engineer in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Phillips 66 & YOU - Together we can fuel the future

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 2021.


The Fuel Cell Thermo Mechanical Engineer provides technical support to the fuel cell product engineering team for designing and maintaining fuel cell systems in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. This position is responsible for designing, engineering and overseeing the installation of projects in accordance with code, regulatory and company standards.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Designing and analyzing high-efficiency and high-temperature heat exchangers

  • Designing and analyzing burners and reforming reactors for hydrogen, natural gas, propane, and other fuels

  • Providing technical support to operations to ensure the safe continued running of deployed fuel cell systems

  • Monitoring and evaluating equipment performance

  • Troubleshooting equipment problems and implementing solutions

  • Reviewing equipment performance to ensure suitability and recommend improvements

  • Managing numerous activities and backlog work items

  • Developing all mechanical design work for minor to intermediate size projects

  • Developing cost estimates and business justification for improvement projects as well as their own recommendations

  • Specifying, procuring and installing fuel cell system components

  • Reviewing proposed mechanical designs, by others, to ensure adequacy and code/company standard compliance

  • Leading/participating in failure analysis of equipment

  • Providing oversight of manufacturing activities and regularly interacting with the manufacturing team

  • Ensuring repairs and changes are in accordance with management of change processes

  • Ensuring their continuous professional development as well as assisting with developing other engineers

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or similar

  • 5 or more years of experience designing heat exchangers, burners, reforming reactors or other high-temperature systems

  • Proficiency in SolidWorks or similar 3D modeling software

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 or more years of experience in engineering high-temperature systems

  • Hands-on experience with high-volume manufacturing techniques

  • Experience with fuel cells, electrolyzers, or other electro-chemical energy systems

  • Experience working with computational fluid dynamics and/or finite element analyses

  • Master’s Degrees or experience in a research environment

  • Desired attributes include self-motivation, problem-solving, ability to work autonomously, and strong interpersonal skills

  • Highly motivated self-starter looking to build a new industry

At the Phillips 66 Bartlesville Business Operations & Innovation Center, employees from multiple business disciplines deliver critical support and solutions that enable strong operating excellence and growth opportunities for the company worldwide. Located 40 miles north of the urban city of Tulsa, Bartlesville offers the warmth of a close-knit community with the amenities of a much larger city. Home to 35,000, Bartlesville is a vibrant city rich in history, culture and resources that come from a town built around the energy industry. Recognized as one of the top 25 livable cities in the U.S., it’s easy to see citizens take pride in their community. Bartlesville boasts an affordable cost of living with lovely neighborhoods, a thriving downtown, arts and theater, parks and an extensive trail network. Also vital to the community, is the Bartlesville Public School District (BPSD). Among the state's 32 largest school districts, the BPSD is an award-winning leader in STEM education K-12, and the high school is ranked among the best in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

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 December 17, 2021 .

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 55228

Location: Oklahoma - Bartlesville

Job Field: Research

Division : Energy Research & Innovation

Technical Req : No