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Phillips 66 Lab Tester, Billings Refinery in Billings, Montana

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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 Laboratory Tester is responsible for analysis of product and intermediate process samples throughout the Billings Refinery, performs routine laboratory tests and responds to the results to achieve daily plan while meeting or exceeding safety, environmental, quality and performance goals.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Handling samples (oil, gas and liquid samples)

  • Analyzing product quality control samples and other samples according to procedure

  • Performing routine and assigned testing, including verification of results

  • Performing routine maintenance and standardization of equipment

  • Notifying supervision of any required routine maintenance needed on assigned equipment

  • Ensuring appropriate, timely communication of tests results through the appropriate work processes

  • Applying appropriate QA/QC methodology to test results

  • Taking personal responsibility for safety performance

  • Taking personal responsibility for Lab housekeeping

  • Consulting with chemists for technical guidance on testing procedures

  • Identifying and communicating supply needs

  • Preparing and tracking samples/containers

Position Requirements


  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must have completed High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent full-time basis without restrictions or sponsorship

  • Must be able to successfully complete with a passing grade the Chemistry Institute Basic Chemistry examination, which is administered as part of the hiring process

  • Willingness to perform/comply with the following, with or without reasonable accomodation:

  • To work a rotating shift of days and nights including weekends and holidays as needed

  • To work overtime

  • To read technical procedures and materials

  • To work near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • To lift a minimum of 50 lbs

  • To work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • To wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toe shoes, ear and eye protection.)

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

  • To perform fire fighting duties if needed

  • To learn computer software associated with process operations

  • To work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat.


  • Degree in Chemistry or related science field from accredited university

  • One or more years direct experience working in a laboratory environment performing various test procedures.

  • Knowledge of lab equipment, instrument upkeep, terminology and standard laboratory procedures.

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment

  • Analytical/technical skills with a practical approach to problem solving

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Proficient (perform the skill with limited assistance) in Microsoft Office including Excel

  • Ability to learn and perform testing hardware routine upkeep

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.

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 18, 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: 54876

Location: Montana - Billings

Job Field: Operations

Division : Billings Refinery

Technical Req : No