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Phillips 66 Technical Operator- Des Moines, IA in Des Moines, Iowa

Phillips 66 & YOU - Together we can fuel the future

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  *Technical Operator * will be based out of Des Moines, IA. The Technical Operator is responsible for providing support for Terminal operation. The role will participate as an integral team member and will be a key contributor to the organization from a support capacity. A successful Operator has a positive attitude and an aptitude for learning. A Technical Training Program is available.

*Condition of employment includes successful completion of an entry-level assessment. An email will be sent after completing the application with assessment instructions.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Coordinating activities as needed to assist in the receipt, storage and delivery of petroleum products.

  • Performing operational duties in accordance with Phillips 66 operating and procedures guides and local operating procedures guides.

  • Identifying and promptly communicating operational and equipment problems and completing trouble reports.

  • Performing troubleshooting, repairs, inspections, calibrations and replacement of equipment as necessary.

  • Performing equipment monitoring and maintenance documentation.

  • Monitoring and enforcing safety rules.

  • Performing planned maintenance checks and calibrations and submitting appropriate reports in a timely manner.

  • Assisting with construction and maintenance projects.

  • Writing and reviewing work permits associated with construction or maintenance in operating areas.

  • Supervising and providing direction to contract crews.

  • Completing and maintaining required safety and regulatory training.

  • Acquiring operator qualifications, as required.

  • Performing environmental and regulatory inspections (eliminating, containing and reporting all product seeps and spills).

  • Complying with all applicable OSHA safety regulations to include P66 safety policies and procedures.

  • Maintaining facility emergency equipment.

  • Identifying and pursuing improvement opportunities.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must maintain a valid driver's license

  • Willingness and ability to perform and comply with following, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • To climb various ladders and stairs to operate valves, gauge tanks, or perform maintenance on equipment are a part of this position. The ladders and stairs range from 5 to 40 feet in height

  • To raise and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds

  • To walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material on a daily basis on even and uneven terrain

  • To work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • To work alone a high percentage of the time

  • To respond to emergency calls as needed

  • To work overtime or shift work on an as-needed basis

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

  • To maintain your face so that a respirator / face mask can seal properly. (i.e. to be clean shaven (facial hair).

  • To perform firefighting duties

  • To work with hydrocarbons that are under high pressure and heat


  • Associate’s degree in Electrical Maintenance, Instrumentation or Industrial Electronics

  • 3 or more years of direct operational experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Experience with the following:

  • Meter Proving experience

  • Accuload III experience

  • Allen-Bradley PLC's

  • Rosemount Transmitters

  • OMNI flow computer

  • Other general pipeline knowledge

  • Mechanical and rotating equipment experience

  • Intermediate (perform the skill with limited assistance) on MS Office and SAP


Phillips 66's Midstream business is a safe, reliable and trusted logistics provider for the movement and storage of liquid or gas energy via pipelines or terminals. We are an industry leader in logistics and operate or manage more than 21,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil from oil fields to refineries and finished products from a refineries to storage terminals. We operate 39 terminals that supply finished products to consumer gas stations, as well as crude oil and NGL storage terminals and NGL fractionation facilities. We also provide the connectivity between the various Phillips 66 business units.

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 May 6, 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: 53965

Location: Iowa - Des Moines

Job Field: Operations

Division : Midstream Operations

Technical Req : No