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Phillips 66 Laboratory Technician - Borger Refinery in Borger, Texas

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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 Technician is expected to perform various chemical analyses in a quality control laboratory at the Phillips 66 Borger Refinery located in Borger, Texas. The starting rate of pay for a Laboratory Technician is $39.22/hour with the ability to reach top Laboratory Technician pay within 24 months which is currently $44.34/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 things like a background check, medical, hearing, respiratory, 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

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Technical certification for Laboratory Technician (or higher) OR 2 years of directly applicable equivalent experience

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license

  • Willingness to perform/comply with the following:

  • 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


  • Associates degree in Chemistry/Chemical Technology (other Science disciplines considered)

  • 3 or more years of experience as a Laboratory Technician

  • 2 or more 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 about 50 miles north of Amarillo. The refinery facilities include two fluid catalytic cracking units, alkylation, delayed coking, hydrodesulfurization and naphtha reforming that enable it to produce a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels, as well as petroleum coke, NGL and solvents. Pipelines move refined products to West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and the Midcontinent region.

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 29, 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: 54886

Location: Texas - Borger

Job Field: Technicians

Division : Borger Refinery

Technical Req : No