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Phillips 66 Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Specialist in Billings, Montana

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The Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Specialist brings specialist skills to lead key activities such as technical & safety integrity of the field engineering, field procurement, interfaces with Quality Assurance and facilitates start-up activities. An individual at this level is expected to contribute extensively to a single discipline and to multi-disciplinary projects within the area of specialization with a high degree of independence. The individual is also expected to develop a broad understanding of other relevant disciplines.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Maintaining hardware and software for distributed control systems and safety instrumented systems

  • Configuring distributed control systems and safety instrumented systems to achieve automation objectives

  • Providing system management for distributed control systems and safety instrumented systems

  • Monitoring and maintaining performance of regulatory and advanced controls

  • Assisting control engineers in development, implementation, and maintenance of new advanced control strategies

  • Assisting project group with instrumentation and control engineering activities on capital projects

  • Assisting in developing and maintaining an effective maintenance program for control systems

  • Assisting with design, construction support/supervision and startup assistance for instrumentation and control systems on capital projects

  • Supervising and coordinating contractors performing work on control and safety systems

  • Acting as technical resource on instrumentation and control for Instrument Craftsmen and other groups

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 3 or more years of experience maintaining hardware and software for distributed control systems

  • 1 or more years of experience in a refinery, petrochemical and/or industrial plant environment


  • Associates degree in Engineering Technology, Instrumentation, I/E, or Electronics

  • Knowledge of process controls and control systems

  • Knowledge of safety instrumented systems

  • Knowledge of instrumentation for flow, level, pressure, temperature, and analytical measurement

  • Experience with Emerson DeltaV controls systems

  • Experience with Emerson Provox Control System

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of the multi-discipline technical team supporting electrical, instrumentation, and process control systems

  • Understands and uses functional expertise to contribute to the success of the business

  • Establishes priorities and develops critical tasks

  • Accepts ownership, is accountable, and delivers on commitments

  • Balances short term and long term priorities

  • Oriented toward continuous learning

The Billings Refinery is located in Billings, Montana. Its facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes a mixture of Canadian heavy, high-sulfur crude oil delivered by pipeline, and domestic crude oil delivered by truck. With the startup of a new vacuum distillation unit in 2017, the refinery has 100 percent heavy crude processing capability. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels and petroleum coke. Finished petroleum products are distributed by pipeline, rail car and truck. Pipelines transport most of the refined products to markets in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Washington.

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 integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,300 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $58 billion of assets as of March 31, 2019. For more information, visit 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 July 26, 2019.

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: 51158

Location: Montana - Billings

Job Field: Engineering