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Phillips 66 Research Scientist/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 Research Scientist/Engineer conducts lubricant research & product development to deliver competitive technologies to the Lubricants Business.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Lead product scientist primarily for small engine lubricants and secondarily for crankcase, driveline, motorsports and industrial lubricants

  • Conduct new product development, formulation and optimization projects to ensure manufacture of products capable of meeting customer and industry performance specifications

  • Product stewardship and operations support for small engine lubricants

  • Support Lubricants Technical Service group with troubleshooting of field issues and consultation

  • Conduct fundamental research and development

  • Coordinate contract testing/evaluation programs with internal and external stakeholders

  • Participate in customer field trials, analyze, interpret and communicate findings to internal and external stakeholders

  • Represent Phillips 66 at customer interface, industry functions and technical meetings

  • Inform lubricants organization of technical trends and changes to industry performance specifications

  • Oversee assigned technician and laboratory to ensure safe and efficient operations while following HSE and Lubricants Quality procedures

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • 7 or more years of experience in the lubricant research / product development or technical experience in a lubricants related application

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in chemistry, engineering or related field


  • Experienced in engagement with equipment manufacturers (automotive and tier 1)

  • Knowledgeable in motorsports/powersports formulating and/or experienced in engagement with enthusiasts/end users

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead by influence. Strong oral and written communications skills required

  • Time management with the ability to multitask and prioritize work

  • Exercise professional etiquette especially with external customers and suppliers, maintain confidentiality

  • Understanding of team-based culture

  • The ability to review and provide direction for lubricant blending and testing

  • Project management experience

  • Understanding of ISO and IATF quality standards

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 June 25, 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: 54291

Location: Oklahoma - Bartlesville

Job Field: Research

Division : Energy Research & Innovation

Technical Req : No