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Phillips 66 Maintenance Mechanic - Boilermaker/Pipefitter, Ferndale Refinery in Ferndale, Washington

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The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (Boilermaker/Pipefitter), Ferndale Refinery is primarily responsible for maintenance of fixed equipment in the refinery including blinding, mechanical repair, replacement, fabrication, alteration, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance; fixed equipment assets including piping systems, valves, heat exchangers, filters, boilers, furnaces, towers, reactors, pressure vessels, tanks, structural systems, etc. This position utilizes various hand and power tools, specialty tools, rigging equipment, mobile equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Majority of the work is performed outdoors in an industrial environment. The employee must possess the fitness and ability to perform the tasks safely and responsibly under normal supervision. The tasks listed below are typical, but do not necessarily limit assignments.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Following all Ferndale Refinery safe practices, procedures, engineering standards, specifications, and regulations

  • Communicating all safety concerns and incidents to supervision immediately

  • Communicating work status, findings, and improvement opportunities to supervision

  • Performing Job Safety Analysis (JSA) including identifying specific hazards and applying proper mitigations

  • Operating mobile equipment including fork trucks, manlifts, bundle extractors, vehicles, Broderson, etc.

  • Operating hand and power tools including but not limited to wrenches, torque guns, flange spreaders, overhead hoists, lifting devices, benders, saws, grinders, beveling tools, pipe threaders, cutting torches, rod out devices, hydro pumps, etc

  • Providing basic examination, troubleshooting, repair, replacement, and preventive maintenance of fixed equipment assets including work requiring the use of advanced PPE such as fully encapsulated suits and supplied air

  • Blinding and unblinding equipment and processes to support maintenance and operational needs

  • Removing, cleaning, repairing, replacing, and installing fixed equipment major components including but not limited to exchanger bundles, air cooled exchanger/furnace/boiler tubes, tower internals, piping systems, structural systems, etc

  • Removing, cleaning, repairs, replacing, and installing auxiliary equipment including but not limited to sight glasses, valves, pipe strainers, filters, PSVs, swing gates, etc

  • Performing assembly and disassembly of bolted joints on piping and flanged connections on exchangers, manholes, etc using proper gaskets, bolting, gasket face preparation, and torque specifications

  • Laying out, measuring, calculating, cutting, prepping, fitting for welder, assembling, and installing pipe according to specifications

  • Measuring, cutting and threading pipe to specifications, using pipe threaders and benders

  • Installing process tubing systems to specifications using measurements, benders, and appropriate fittings

  • Reading and understanding load charts, inspecting rigging devices, and using proper rigging techniques and crane signaling to support, lift, or lower equipment safely

  • Testing, replacing, and repairing steam tracing and steam traps

  • Clearing plugged piping using mechanical rod out devices

  • Using oxy acetylene torch or plasma arc cutter to cut structural steel, bolts, plate etc

  • Performing hydrostatic testing of piping and equipment per specification

  • Performing other tasks as assigned by management to the level of training of the individual in order to maintain operations and the general facility

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

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

  • 5 years or more of heavy industrial experience in a qualified craft (pipefitter, steamfitter, boilermaker, or industrial maintenance mechanic)

  • Must have a journey level certification in a qualified craft (pipefitter, steamfitter, boilermaker, or industrial maintenance mechanic) from a registered apprenticeship program OR NCCER 4 level training program OR equivalent technical degree

  • Proficiency with computer applications including MS Outlook, computer-based training, and other computer applications

  • Willing and able to perform and comply with the following, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Work at least an 8-hour shift which may include evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Work overtime

  • Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks, towers, and vessels

  • Work near large, hot, high speed machines

  • Climb up to 200 feet in height

  • Transport articles up to 50 pounds

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • Work around hydrocarbons under high pressure and heat

  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • 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)

  • Respond to refinery emergencies during off-hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years or more years of refinery maintenance experience working in a journey level qualified craft (pipefitter, steamfitter, boilermaker, or industrial maintenance mechanic)

  • Experience with SAP for maintenance activities

  • Experience working while in supplied air and encapsulated suits

  • Knowledge of mechanical principals including basic rigging, materials of construction, bolted joint assembly, torque requirements, proper use of hand and power tools, measurements, mobile equipment, etc

  • Knowledge of basic shop mathematics and material dimensions including pipe sizes and schedules, alloy material awareness and use

  • Ability to read and interpret manuals, procedures, mechanical drawings, P&IDs, as well as create isometric and plan view sketches

  • Ability to effectively communicate with others including collaborative interpersonal skills, providing clear explanations, constructive listening, understanding instructions, and asking questions as appropriate

  • Effective written communication skills pertaining to documenting inspection and repair information

  • Ability to work independently, using manuals and other information to troubleshoot and resolve problems effectively

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.


At Phillips 66, we are proud to offer attractive and high-quality benefits which we refer to as Total Rewards. Additional information on Total Rewards ( .


Pay for this position is determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Currently, the starting rate is $49.17 per hour with a 7.5% annual bonus target (VCIP). This is scheduled to increase to $50.65 per hour in February 2024 and $52.42 per hour in February 2025. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.

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.

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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 10, 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.

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