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Phillips 66 Maintenance Mechanic - Rotating Equipment Mechanic / Machinist in Carson, California

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The Maintenance Mechanic - Rotating Equipment Mechanic / Machinist is responsible for servicing refinery equipment and systems, both in the machine shop and in the field. All work must be performed in a safe and efficient manner under the general direction of the Mechanical Supervisors. The crafts person is responsible for inspecting, troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing a wide variety of equipment including, but not limited to, pumps, turbines, compressors, blowers, gear boxes, fans, conveyors, valves, and hydraulic systems. The Rotating Equipment Mechanic / Machinist is expected to remove and install equipment, fabricate parts and assemblies, measure and record fits and clearances, and work together with other Maintenance Crafts to complete specific tasks.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Applying knowledge and experience with precision tools such as micrometers, feeler gages, torque wrench, dial indicators, laser alignment tools, etc.

  • Reading and interpreting mechanical drawings

  • Disassembling equipment, recording as-found and as-left measurements, clearances, and/or tolerances and reassembling machinery

  • Utilizing crane signaling and proper rigging technique

  • Completing safety observations and stopping any unsafe work immediately

  • Demonstrating the ability to work alone or in a team and demonstrating techniques to apprentices and occasionally assisting other trades and contractors when required

  • Communicating effectively with Supervisors, Operations and other Maintenance Craft

  • Ensuring all work is completed in a safe, environmentally-compliant, and cost effective manner

  • Initiating equipment defect elimination by identifying potential problems, taking immediate corrective action when practical, and recommending solutions to supervisors and engineers

  • Reviewing drawings, procedures, and specifications to effectively perform assigned work

  • Sharing knowledge, skills, and expertise to facilitate a high performing organization

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent

  • 18 years of age or older

  • 5 or more years of mechanical experience

  • Maintain a valid driver's license

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at

  • Must be willing and able, with or without accommodation, to perform/comply with the following:

  • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment

  • Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly

  • Work overtime (including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts) and respond to after-hours callouts

  • Climb, bend, lift, and perform a wide variety of physical activities

  • Work at elevated heights

  • Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and fan enclosures

  • Work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • Work outside in any given weather condition


  • 5 or more years of mechanical experience in refineries and/or chemical plants or relevant military experience in large industrial systems

  • Certifications (examples: NCCER or equivalent, NCCCO, SCBA, etc.)

  • Completion of an apprenticeship, formal training or trade program, or Associates Degree in technical field

  • Experience with refinery maintenance, turnaround, and/or shutdown work

  • 5 or more years of Machinist experience (lathe, mill, metal work, balance machine, vertical turning lathe (VTL), horizontal bore machine (HBM), etc.)

  • Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions, identify corrective action, and analyze/document complex inspection and repair information

  • Experience with Lock Out Tag Out procedures

  • Proficient with Microsoft and SAP

  • Military training/experience

The Los Angeles Refinery consists of two linked facilities located five miles apart in Carson and Wilmington, California. The Carson facility processes crude oil, and the Wilmington facility upgrades the intermediate products to finished products. The facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking and delayed coking units. The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil. It receives domestic crude oil by pipeline from California, Canadian crude via rail, and both foreign and domestic crude oil by tanker through a third-party terminal in the Port of Long Beach. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. The refinery produces CARB-grade gasoline. Other products include petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to California, Nevada and Arizona by pipeline and truck.

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 for this Position:

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 13, 2020.

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.

This Employer is subject to the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) (LAMC 189.00). This Employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Ordinance.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 52583

Location: California - Carson|California - Los Angeles|California - Wilmington

Job Field: Maintenance

Division : Los Angeles Refinery

Technical Req : No