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Phillips 66 Laboratory Technician, Borger Refinery in Borger, Texas

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The Laboratory Technician, Borger Refinery is expected to perform various chemical analyses in a quality control laboratory. The starting rate of pay ranges, based on skills and experience, from $36.11 - $38.73/hour.

This position requires successful completion of aptitude and behavioral testing, and an on-site interview. Candidates who receive an offer of employment will then be required to successfully complete a pre-employment due diligence process that consists of, but not limited to, a background check, medical, hearing, respiratory and vision exams and agility testing.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Climbing stairs on storage tanks, bending, kneeling, squatting, and some heavy lifting

  • Maintaining a safe work environment, sample and handle chemical materials, and performing maintenance on laboratory equipment

  • Working directly with plant engineers, operations and maintenance personnel and other lab personnel in a team environment

  • Entering and retrieving computer data

  • Using fire equipment when necessary, along with many other general maintenance activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions

  • Currently hold (and able to maintain) a valid driver's license

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Chemistry/Chemical Technology or another related Science discipline

  • 2 or more years of experience as a Laboratory Technician

  • 2 or more years of direct experience working in a refinery and/or chemical industry

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

  • Work a 12-hour rotating shift, which includes some weekends, holidays and nights

  • Work overtime

  • Assume on-call responsibilities

  • Work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos

  • Work near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Climb up to 250 feet in height

  • Lift a minimum of 50 pounds

  • Work with chemicals, including acids, bases and solvents

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

  • 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)

  • Perform firefighting duties

  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • Work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and high temperatures

  • Able to evacuate in a safe and timely manner in the event of an emergency

  • Able to read at a level to understand written safety procedures, work procedures, work permits, instruction manuals

  • Able to learn computer software associated with process operations

  • Operate standard petroleum laboratory testing instrumentation and test equipment

  • Follow both Standard Laboratory Procedures (SLPs) and American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) procedures

  • Perform minor instrument maintenance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (other Physical Science disciplines considered)

  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a Laboratory Technician or Chemist

  • 3 to 5 years of direct experience working in a refinery and/or chemical industry

  • Knowledge of CFR Engines and willingness to perform minor maintenance

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Strong oral / written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to work self-directed

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Accepts ownership, is accountable, and delivers on commitments

The Borger Refinery is located in Borger, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle, approximately 50 miles north of Amarillo, Texas. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes primarily medium sour crude oil produced locally, and heavy sour crude oil produced in Canada, all of which are delivered by pipeline. Borger produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, as well as petroleum coke, NGLs and solvents. Refined products are distributed to customers via pipelines from the refinery to West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and the Midcontinent region.

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  • Annual Variable Cash Incentive Program (VCIP) bonus

  • 8% 401k company match

  • Cash Balance Account pension

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits with an annual company contribution to a Health Savings Account for employees on HDHP

  • Total well-being programs and incentives, including Employee Assistance Plan, well-being reimbursement, and backup family care services

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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 December 6, 2023 .

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.

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