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Phillips 66 Business Team Lead - Ferndale Refinery in Ferndale, Washington

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 Business Team Lead (BTL) - Ferndale Refinery is responsible for the supervision, administrative duties, training, and performance of the operations team, including direct responsibility for shift supervisors, operations coordinators, and second line supervision for Field Equipment Operators (FEOs), and Process Console Operators (PCOs). The incumbent in this role is representing management, responsible for directing and coordinating unit operations to accomplish safe, reliable, and environmentally compliant operation in addition to achieving the business plan objectives. This position is also responsible to ensure resources, equipment, and work processes are in place to maintain compliance with Phillips 66 required standards and regulatory policies

Responsibilities May Include

  • Ensuring all Process Safety Management requirements are met

  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with all environmental responsibilities and requirements

  • Optimizing and auditing resource allocation within the Area to ensure near term and long-term priorities are established, maintained, and delivered upon

  • Accountability for achieving daily/weekly run-plan, STOP, LRP, & product quality specifications

  • Managing, developing, training, and motivating area employees

  • Influencing and remaining accountable for routine and turnaround maintenance (planning/support/execution)

  • Developing and implementing cash operating expense budget (operations and maintenance) in a way that ensures continuous improvement in cost effectiveness of the operation

  • Developing and monitoring area performance metrics

  • Analyzing operations to generate ideas and opportunities for unit optimization

  • Demonstrating ownership for and driving reliability improvements in the area

  • Screening capital budget and strategic ideas; providing continuous oversight to ensure priorities are maintained and objectives are met

  • Reviewing and approving designs in accordance with Phillips 66 work processes

  • Taking guidance from the Refinery Leadership Team (RLT)

  • Networking with other area managers and department supervisors to share best practices and align key work processes

  • Securing and leveraging expert resources towards prompt and sustainable resolution of operating problems

  • Leading the area safety team and overall safety performance of assigned area

  • Serving as temporary operations manager delegate as necessary

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 7 or more years of experience in refining

  • 3 or more years of supervisory experience

  • Working knowledge of PSM

  • Possess a valid Driver’s License

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering

  • Ability to lead a diverse workforce

  • Promotes inclusion and diversity

  • Proficient in SAP

  • Proficient in Impact

  • Knowledge of operating economics

  • Labor relations experience

  • Basic knowledge of Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements for employees and businesses

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to work with salaried and hourly (union) employees

  • Sets and follows through on meaningful objectives and able to organize and delegate effectively

  • Strong and effective communicator in both individual and group settings, including oral and written communications

The Ferndale Refinery is located on Puget Sound in Ferndale, Washington, approximately 20 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. Facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation and hydrodesulfurization units. It processes a variety crude oils, including Alaskan North Slope, Canadian and other foreign and U.S. shale crudes, primarily delivered via marine vessel and pipeline. Within the refinery is a rail car crude oil receiving facility with a capacity of 30,000 BPD. This offloading facility, owned by Phillips 66 Partners, makes the receipt of additional crude by rail car possible. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include residual fuel oil, which is supplied to the northwest marine bunker fuel market. Most refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline and barge to major markets in the northwestern United States.

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 25, 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: 54881

Location: Washington - Ferndale

Job Field: Operations

Division : Ferndale Refinery

Technical Req : No